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NPTEL

Soft Skills

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee via YouTube

Overview

Soft Skills, a buzzword today has attracted the attention of students, professionals and entrepreneurs all over the world. Employability, is a major concern today, every individual aims at getting coveted jobs. Employability today is commensurate with proving multiple skills in varied situations in a fast-changing world. Hence, everyone aspiring for jobs today has to prove one’s mettle in various situations where one requires to be armed with different skills, which, collectively come under Soft Skills. One may be armed with good competence of one’s subject but one cannot compete with his peer groups unless one has the potential of performance. Performance can be ensured with the demonstration of certain abilities that can help a professional communicate, corroborate, convince, evaluate and look into the continuing as well as the upcoming trends of the corporate world from time to time.

Syllabus

Soft Skills Promo.
Introduction to Soft Skills.
Aspects of Soft Skills.
Effective Communication Skills.
Classification of Communication.
Personality Development.
Positive Thinking.
Telephonic Communication Skills Part I.
Telephonic Communication Skills Part II.
Communicating Without Words.
Paralanguage.
Proxemics.
Haptics: The Language of Touch.
Meta-communication.
Listening Skills.
Types of Listening.
Negotiation Skills.
Negotiation Strategies.
Culture as Communication.
Communicating across Cultures.
Organizational Communication.
Communication Breakdown Part I.
Communication Breakdown Part II.
Advanced Writing Skills.
Principles of Business Writing.
Types of Business Writing Part I.
Types of Business Writing - Part II.
Business Letters.
Business Letters: Format & Style.
Types of Business Letters Part I.
Types of Business Letters Part II.
Report Writing.
Types of Reports.
Strategies for Report Writing Part I.
Strategies for Report Writing Part II.
Evaluation and Organization of Data.
Structure of Reports: Part-I.
Structure of Reports: Part-II.
Report Style: Part I.
Report Style: Part II.
Group Communication.
Leadership Skills.
Group Discussion: Part I.
Group Discussion: Part II.
Meeting Management.
Adaptability and Work Ethics.
Advanced Speaking Skills.
Oral Presentations, Speeches, and Debates.
Combating Nervousness.
Patterns and Methods of Presentation.
Oral Presentation: Planning & Preparation.
Making Effective Presentations.
Speeches for Various Occasions.
Interviews.
Planning and Preparation: Part-1.
Planning and Preparation: Part II.
Drafting an Effective Resume.
Facing Job Interviews: Part- I.
Facing Job Interviews: Part II.
Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking.
Applied Grammar.

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