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Workshop in a Box: Communication Skills for IT Professionals by Abhinav Kaiser

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Summary

As this chapter ends, you should know more about the following:

  • Importance of listening
  • Awareness of various hindrances to listening effectiveness
  • Tips to improve listening skills
  • Importance and benefits of asking the right questions
  • Questioning techniques

In the next chapter, we will specifically look at communicating over the telephone. The chapter covers scripts that can be used for standardizing communication over the telephone along with role play exercises. We will also discuss the power of questioning which is key to getting the right and complete information before responding back.

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