Digitization Puts an End to Oral Communication Skills!

The biggest issue with speaking, in my opinion, is that it requires constant practice

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Listening to seventy years old illiterate, I felt that he is extremely trained in speaking and was using very well all the principles that I had read somewhere but had never been able to use.

For a time, I competed with today’s educated generation, who had graduated from excellent educational institutions with communication skills, but I saw no one with such skills. I’ve seen teachers whose job is to communicate, but no such expert level.

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In our house, we had a large room where we would sit until late at night and the adults would talk and tell stories for hours. The kids would simply remain silent, and if they said anything, they would be sent out of the room.

This event explores me a lot. The modern generation is so stuck with digital devices that they rarely find the opportunity to talk to a group. They only face virtual groups, where they share their ideas, but do not face the real public. Technology is necessary, we must follow it, however, if we leave old traditions and start talking only on social networks, we are actually saying goodbye to great oral communication skills.

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Dr Afzal Badshah focuses on academic skills, pedagogy (teaching skills) and life skills.

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Afzal Badshah, PhD

Dr Afzal Badshah focuses on academic skills, pedagogy (teaching skills) and life skills.