8 Reasons Why Communications Skills Will Help Your Child Succeed in the 21st Century

Music, drama, or dance , these are the most common enrichment programmes parents tend to choose for their children. Although they all have their individual merits, these enrichment programmes do not help your child succeed academically or be employable once they leave school. Thus, in today’s competitive world, only one enrichment programme will provide the transferable skills that can have a positive impact in education and the future workplace – Trinity College London Communication Skills.

Here are the 8 reasons why you must send your child for Trinity College London Communication Skills training at J Carter Centre for Public Speaking:

No. 8 – Team Working

In today’s world, the ability to work well with people from different disciplines, background and expertise is crucial when it comes to accomplishing a task or goal. The Trinity Syllabus supports this by allowing students to work in groups through speaking activities and the option of preparing for group exams.

No. 7 – Critical Thinking Skills

This term critical thinking is banter about frequently. But what does it mean to have critical thinking skills? Well, it means that a person has the ability to analyse material and deconstruct it to understand how its specific impact is achieved through language and syntax. In the Trinity syllabus, students are required to rehearse and prepare for presentation and key-skills task. In the process, they will be able to hone their critical thinking and analytical skills.

No. 6 – Organisational Skills

Are you tired of supervising your child’s schedule? Is procrastination a habit you want your child to overcome? If your answer is ‘Yes’ for both or either questions then you have come to the right place. Our communication skills programme will teach your children to be more organised and methodical. They must learn to plan work in order to meet deadlines and targets. They are strongly encourage to develop the habit of monitoring their progress of work to ensure that they are on track to complete the grade and achieve a distinction in the Trinity exams. This is because being prepared and organised within the exam room is a key part of the assessment. Students are expected to research and prepare their presentations and take responsibility for the equipment and hard copy information required for the exams.

No. 5 – Working Under Pressure and To Deadlines

Each student in our programme must develop the ability to manage the workload that comes with deadlines and ensuring that they meet them. Excuses for not completing the required preparation is unacceptable and students who do not show commitment in completing the grade successfully will not proceed to the next grade level. This is necessary because the challenge of the Trinity exam environment requires each student to prepare accurately and fully together with the ability to respond quickly to new information and questioning.

No. 4 – Confidence

Believing in oneself and one’s abilities are the secrets to success in life. Having the mindset of ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I can’t do it’ are strictly discouraged in our classes. Students are encouraged to develop a positive mindset rather than a negative one. The experience of preparing for performance, presenting and the exam can build students’ belief in themselves and their own abilities.

No. 3 – Creativity

Many say creativity cannot be taught, we bag to differ. In our Trinity Communication skills programme, students learn to apply knowledge from many different areas to solving a task. They also learn to develop creative responses to challenges and in doing so, create original and imaginative situations. The Trinity exam assess this skill area through the tasks that require students to express their own view and to take personal ownership of their ideas and knowledge.

No. 2 – Problem-Solving Skills

The ability to understand a problem by breaking it down into smaller parts, and identifying its key issues and implications so as to identify solutions will separate the leaders from the followers. Thus, many of the tasks in the Communication Skills exams focus on problem-solving skills. Students are assessed via verbal communication and with particular focus on their ability to respond quickly to new information.

No. 1 – Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Every one of us must be able to explain what we mean in a clear and concise way. We must also be able to listen and relate to people, and to act upon key information and instructions. This is the main aim of our communication skills programme. It is also central to the Trinity exams which conducts the assessment of effective verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Each task at each grade level encourages candidate to develop knowledge of and confidence in these skills. Through the reflection task and the discussion following each presentation, students develop their skills in listening and responding articulately, as well as self-analysis.

To every parent who is reading this blog post, I say to you – “Time is of the essence” – the ability to communicate early in life will result in success later in life. The best investment you can ever make for your child is to enroll them in our Communication Skills programme. I invite you to give us a call today. “Time and tide wait for no man” thus you should not wait to call us either.

Published by J Carter Centre

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