The Value of Social Skills

Be more mindful of how you connect with people and focus on strengthening your interpersonal connections.
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384 students

Increasing your understanding of the social skills required to build and maintain effective interpersonal relationships


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Social Skills: What Are They?

Social skills are sometimes known as people skills, soft skills, or life skills.

We must talk and engage with other people daily, if not hourly, and sometimes even more often. Social skills ease these encounters, making them more fluid and enjoyable for all parties involved. They enable us to form stronger and more enduring relationships.

Social skills are, without a doubt, the cornerstone for long-term success. People with good social skills are more likely to work successfully with others, formally and informally, in teams or groups. They successfully interact with others, whether it's family, friends, coworkers, customers, or clients. They also have stronger home and professional connections.

Social skills are the tools we apply daily while communicating and interacting with others, both individually and in groups. They cover a wide variety of capabilities, notably communication skills like good listening and speaking. They also involve the capacity to manage and control one's emotions.

By being more mindful of how you connect with people and practising your capabilities, you can strengthen your social skills.

This course will provide you with an overview of social skills, including developing and applying them. It describes why these skills are crucial. Finally, it explains how you may begin to improve your social skills.

Who this course is for:

  • Managers and senior managers who want to develop their self-awareness and interpersonal interactions in order to perform more successfully to maintain high-quality professional relationships.
  • Students thinking of following a career in Psychology
  • Anyone wanting to develop their self-awareness and interpersonal interactions.

Course content

2 sections5 lectures1h 35m total length
  • Lecture 1: Outline & Outcomes
  • Lecture 2: Introduction to Social Skills
  • Assessment - Section 1
    5 questions


Human Resources Professional with Honours in Psychology
Vanessa Pedro
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 3 Reviews
  • 384 Students
  • 1 Course

My passion has always been and will continue to be people. Understanding the human race is crucial to its existence. Through my experiences with people, especially within workplace counselling, I've learned a lot of valuable lessons that have continued to fuel my earning for immersing myself within this area. I am always happy to share my expertise and experience with those who are interested in gaining more knowledge on this topic.