Among the top ten skills employers want in an employee is COMMUNICATION SKILLS. What exactly is COMMUNICATION SKILLS? Simply it is an acquired skill in conveying information. Normally it involves the verbal means of communicating or speaking coupled with the other important component which is listening. For one to effectively bring the message across so to speak is easier said than done. How you present yourself and how you prepare your presentation will likely spell success or failure. Do you exude confidence? Are your opinions and thoughts rightfully expressed by speaking clearly and concisely? Keep in mind that there is also a non-verbal means of communicating. Your body language, gestures, posture, movement and eye contact should not be overlooked. After you have spoken, and the person you just spoke to has intently listened to you, it is now your turn to be an active listener. Just as the other person may not have agreed with what you have spoken, likewise you may not have agreed to what the other person is trying to convey to you. Keep in mind that each person has his or her own feelings, values, beliefs and unique perspective and should be valued. In COMMUNICATION SKILLS, what are important are a free flow of communication and a mutual understanding of each person’s disposition, demeanor and motivation.