Three of the most important things that you can do to strengthen your communication skills is to (1) increase your vocabulary, (2) learn to listen, and (3) practice your speech.
you’ve spent a fair amount of time in online discussion forums or chat
rooms, you may have noticed that the cause of many electronically based
disagreements appear to be the misinterpretation of certain words,
phrases or expressions. In some cases, a simple lack of word knowledge
may become the crux of a long flame-war or worse, the end of a
potentially good friendship. You can prevent this by increasing your
vocabulary and if necessary, asking for clarification of the meaning of
specific word. Never be embarrassed to ask what a word means even if
you’re in the middle of a conversation. If you’re trying to complete a
task – it’s critical that you clearly understand what is being asked of
Lifehack.org has a great post today on increasing your communication skills.