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YES! Newsletter August 2013

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Welcome to the August edition of YES! 2013, Golden Minds Nigeria’s monthly newsletter. YES! has been specifically designed to help you be the best that you can be this year.

If you haven’t noticed already, the YES! edition for 2013 has been following a series of topics sequentially selected to build a very important personal value for all our dear readers!

On Last Edition’s Problem-Solving Skills

In the month of June, we shared some interesting tips on ‘’problem-solving skills’. Since maintaining a desirable outcome in your daily pursuits and national issues requires the ability to dare and solve problems, it has become imperative to imbibe the culture of improving your problem-solving skills.

We hope you made great use of the rich and resourceful tips, steps and also took on the problem-solving skills test? You can view the June edition of YES!

Something you need to know. …

Today, anyone who cannot commmmunicate effectively would be losing out on many oppportunities. Yes, opportunities in your education, career pursuit, job, business or even public service.

Particularly in the current information age, to be functional you must posssess effective communication skills. It could be that Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Cover Letter to get you your dream job; it could be that oral interview with your prospective employer; or even a speech to get your company a contract.

Communication skills apply both in the corporate world and government.
Effective communication is essential in various capacities and areas such as private and/or public leadership; entrepreneurship, media, and in our personal relationships with family and loved ones.

Do you have good communication skills? How best do you communicate your ideas to others? Are you a better writer than a speaker?

How Good are Your Communication Skills?

Yes. How good is your communication skills? This invaluable skill has the great ability of making any individual stand out in any field of endeavour; hence, the need to give it great attention.

Our focus for this month is on communication skills:
‘’How good are your communication skills?’’
It takes effective communication to make the most of life opportunities. However, communicating effectively requires a lot of skills.

What Are You Expected to Gain from this Edition of YES!?

After this August edition of YES!, you will be able to take out more time to appraise and check your approaches to communication process.

>To help you develop or improve how you figure out what you want to communicate

>To help you develop the skill of identifying why you want to communicate and the best medium for it

>It will also enable you determine the possible impact it may have on your audience

>Also, it will help you develop the skill of picturing the quality of results you can achieve in the process; and

>Develop and improve your listening abilities and reaction to feedback

Test How Good Your Communication Skills Are

This test helps you to think about how good your ccommunication skills are right now. Take it, and then use the tools and discussions that follow to help you develop and improve the commmunication skills you need to succeed in the things you do.


For each statement, click the button in the column that best describes you. Please answer questions as you actually are (rather than how you think you should be), and don’t worry if some questions seem to score in the ‘wrong direction’. When you are finished, please click the ‘Calculate My Total’ button at the bottom of the test.


To continue reading this skills resource, simply click on the link below and don’t forget to visit us on our website or our Facebook group, to share your thoughts and ideas others like you in Golden Minds Nigeria on how you apply commuinication skills to your life dreams or career and personal goals with:

How Good are Your Communication Skills?


In affiliation with Mind Tools, UK, we provide you some of the best skills resources in the world to help you realise your full potentials. From career skills to communication skills, problem-solving strategies to time management skills and many more, with YES!, we got you covered.


About Golden Minds Nigeria?

We, at Golden Minds Nigeria, have the noble vision of making Nigeria a golden land by challenging the youths to become golden minds. To become a golden mind is beyond joining us as a member, but being challenged to be the change that you desire for our great nation, Nigeria.

And with our golden pillars of Leadership, Self-empowerment, Patriotism and Nation-building which we have built to support you solidly, we are committed to helping you realise your full potentials.


Do you want to join us?

We will be happy to have you join us at Golden Minds Nigeria! Simply click here!

Categories: Golden Thoughts
  1. ken Ejiofor
    07/08/2013 at 23:24

    I feel like talking about a contract proposal.i have got the skill. Thanks

  2. 08/08/2013 at 00:34

    I did quite well in the test! It’s fascinating discovering how these skills become part off you over time when you keep taking up responsibilities that necessarily rub-off on you positively.

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