Interpersonal Communication: Increase Social Intelligence
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Improve your communications. Develop social intelligence. Improve all of your relationships. Live a happier life!
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 hour on-demand audio
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Improve your self-awareness
  • Develop your interpersonal skills
  • Gain insights to effective relationship communication
  • Recognize communication behaviors in your relationships that are placing obstacles to happier relationships
  • Implement communication tools and techniques that will improve your relationships
  • Improve your politeness skills
  • Manage conflict more effectively
  • Demonstrate better listening skills, along with appropriate listening responses
  • Consider "face" needs in your interactions
  • Improve your ability to manage messages, including misunderstandings
  • Gain popularity
  • Make new friends and get more out of your existing friendships
  • Increase earnings potential
  • Leave more positive impressions on others
  • Improve your communication landscape in all contexts
  • Improve your communication competence
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  • Students should come with a willingness for self-reflection and a desire to learn. In order to get the most from this course, students should perform all suggested tasks and pass all quizzes.

On a personal and professional level, relationships dominate our lives. Many of us in fact rarely find alone time, instead nearly constantly finding ourselves in the company of others. This is part of the human experience! And a social beings, we need others for our own well-being.

On a professional level, employers continually note interpersonal skills and communication skills as the top two most desirable skills in their workers. This course on social intelligence will strengthen both of those areas for you, making you a more desirable worker whether you work for a company or for yourself.

Human relationships are an integral part of our existence. We have them at work, home, and in every other environment we find ourselves in -- religious gatherings, the gym, school, and every place else. But relationships with others are not always easy. Worse, when our important relationships are stressed, our lives are stressed as well. But when they're working wonderfully, we fly through life with lightness and smiles!

I want to help you make all of your relationships work wonderfully! I want to help you improve your social intelligence! This is the purpose of this course!

The tools in this course will help you

  • increase your social intelligence
  • improve your self-awareness in your interpersonal communications
  • develop your interpersonal skills
  • have more and better friendships
  • increase your popularity in all of your environments
  • have better work relationships and better possibilities for professional growth
  • increase your income
  • improve others' perceptions of you
  • improve your communication skills

All of this is in addition to the benefits you'll receive from a happier, easier, more peaceful intimate relationship as well.

When you understand the mechanisms that go into relationships, you can better navigate all of your relationships and be better perceived by others, leading to unlimited possibilities!

Better communication within our relationships can make all the difference in how satisfying our relationships are for us and for the other person. We can actually observe the tension dissipating from our relationships through practicing well-informed and appropriate relationship communication. Developing these skills is easy with the right insight.

In information-packed, easy-to-understand lectures, this course addresses each communication component that we all use every day. We examine communication aspects such as listening, nonverbal communication, and emotions. We break down each of those components into individual sub-parts, generating greater understanding of the complex communication mechanisms that we all take for granted in all of our daily interactions. Isolating each sub-part permits us to recognize precisely where we can change and improve to achieve happier, more fulfilling relationships of all types. By the end of this course, you'll be able to manage your relationships more intentionally, reduce stress within them, and observe as all of your relationships take a turn for the better. Your overall quality of life will improve as a result!

Lectures, note sheets, assignments, and quizzes all coalesce to construct a very rich course aimed to generate greater awareness of communication within relationships. Based on a very popular university course, grounded in research in the field, and taught by a seasoned instructor, this course is a must-have for anyone who wants their interpersonal interactions -- and all of their relationships -- to be better. Armed with the information provided in this course, the rest of your life can bring you an increased ability to get what you want out of your interactions, greater popularity, and a lot more harmony and satisfaction within your relationships.

Invest in your social intelligence and your relationships and lead a richer, more fulfilling life!

Enroll now and start improving your relationships -- and your life -- today!!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suited for anyone who wants to improve his/her relationships of any type. These may include significant others, family members, friends, co-workers and colleagues. No prior communication knowledge is necessary. The course is based on academic research, not popular opinion or one person's perspectives.
  • You should be willing to use this material to take a look at your own communication behaviors and the communication behaviors of those in your life. This course is a thorough examination of relationship dynamics. Your relationships won't magically improve by themselves, but if you are willing to do even some of the work offered in this course, they will improve. This course is intended to empower students through deeper knowledge and understanding of communication behaviors and their impact within relationships.
  • Because the material is all grounded in academic research, we spend some time examining communication dynamics and isolating individual components to permit deeper examination. In this way, you can identify and isolate your own problematic areas and gain skills to improve them. The course provides background information on communication dynamics to empower you with tools to successfully manage the many facets of your various relationships.
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About the Instructor
Dr. Michele Poff, PhD
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Social Scientist, Communication

Hi! I'm Dr. Michele Poff. I have a PhD in Communication*, an MA in Applied Linguistics, and a BA in English**. I've taught university courses in communication and English language for 14 years.

I'm so pleased to have discovered Udemy! This platform allows me to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine, which is to bring the knowledge I've acquired in so many years of university education to people outside of my university courses. Now thanks to Udemy, I can help all kinds of people all over the world who want to improve their lives.

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*University of Washington is currently ranked number 3 of the world's public universities. It is ranked number 16 of all universities in the world.

**University of California, Berkeley is consistently ranked number 1 of the world's public universities. It is consistently ranked in the top five of all universities in the world, usually behind Harvard, Stanford, and MIT.