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Join Soft Skills 101 for their first episode on the most important soft skill - Communication.  Learn some tips! This week on Soft Skills 101 podcast, we talk about the #1 soft skill – communication.

Bible Verse: Proverbs 25:11 says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”

Quote: Lee Iacocca admonishes, ‘You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, they won’t get you anywhere!

Details of Show:

There are 4 Types of Communication:

  1. Verbal – Verbal communication skills are ranked first among a job candidate “must have” skills and qualities according to a survey by the National Assoc of Colleges and Employees.
  2. Written
  3. Non-verbal
  4. Emotional

What all goes in to effective communication?

  1. Our ability to push the pause button and be mindful of ourselves and others.
  2. Being aware of our own nonverbal communication
  3. Understanding what engaged and active listening entails.
  4. The capacity to communicate with self-confidence and humility.
  5. The ability to identify and understand one’s own and others emotions.


Start with the Basics:

  1. Teach your kids how to introduce someone properly.
  2. Teach the art of small talk.
  3. Teach good manners.

Resources- Books/Movies/Articles/You-Tubes/Podcasts

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. 

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens 

The Seven Habits of Happy Kids 

True North Classes

Civics: Constitutional Studies  



True North Blog posts

Competitive Speech & STOA for Homeschoolers

Teaching effective on-line communications

The Lost Art of letter Writing 

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  1. This is gold! The most important life skills I was never taught. And now I’m responsible for teaching them to my children? Help! I need it all to slow down and have each statement broken down and explained to me even further. People get really upset with you when you don’t have soft skills but no one teaches them. This was the best I’ve heard but it went so fast. Like trying to learn how to cook steak by having a bite.

    • Lisa Nehring says

      Thank-you for your feed-back! I agree- people do get upset when we don’t have the Soft Skills that we need! We’ll try to slow down and we’ll definitely be re-visiting all of the soft skills in the future! Please lmk what specifically you are looking for and I will work to get the information to you! Blessings to you as you grow and learn while training and raising up the next generation!

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