Soft Skill Development

Soft Skill Development. Instructor: Prof. P. Patnaik, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur. While hard skills teach us what to do, soft skills tell us how to apply our hard skills in a social environment. The focus of the course is to develop a wide variety of soft skills starting from communication, to working in different environments, developing emotional sensitivity, learning creative and critical decision making, developing awareness of how to work with and negotiate with people and to resolve stress and conflict in ourselves and others. The uniqueness of the course lies in how a wide range of relevant issues are raised, relevant skills discussed and tips for integration provided in order to make us effective in workplace and social environments. The key areas addressed are conversation skills, group skills, persuasion skills, presentation skills, critical and creative thinking, emotional skills, positive thinking and vocational skills. (from

Lecture 12 - Visual Perception

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Lecture 01 - Understanding the Communicative Environment
Lecture 02 - Understanding the Communicative Environment (cont.)
Lecture 03 - What to Listen for and Why
Lecture 04 - When to Speak and How
Lecture 05 - Starting and Sustaining a Conversation
Lecture 06 - What to Present and How Part
Lecture 07 - What to Present and How Part (cont.)
Lecture 08 - Multimedia Presentation: Understanding the Basics
Lecture 09 - Communication Styles
Lecture 10 - Speaking in Groups
Lecture 11 - The World of Visual Culture
Lecture 12 - Visual Perception
Lecture 13 - The Aural: Its Relevance and Impact
Lecture 14 - The Body and the Way It Communicates
Lecture 15 - The Face, It is Expressions and What It Says
Lecture 16 - Building Relationships
Lecture 17 - Understanding Group Dynamics
Lecture 18 - Understanding Group Dynamics (cont.)
Lecture 19 - Groups, Conflicts and their Resolution
Lecture 20 - Social Network, Media and Extending Our Identity
Lecture 21 - How Emotionally Mature Are You
Lecture 22 - Improving Your Emotional Intelligence
Lecture 23 - Empathy
Lecture 24 - Intrapersonal Communication
Lecture 25 - Change Tolerance
Lecture 26 - Creativity: What Does It Mean?
Lecture 27 - Creativity: A Detailed Exploration
Lecture 28 - Creativity: Activities Applied
Lecture 29 - Creativity at Workplace
Lecture 30 - Creativity, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Lecture 31 - Motivating Oneself
Lecture 32 - The Art of Persuasion
Lecture 33 - The Art of Persuasion (cont.)
Lecture 34 - From Persuasion to Negotiation
Lecture 35 - Leadership and Motivating Others
Lecture 36 - Managing Time
Lecture 37 - Managing Stress
Lecture 38 - Resilience
Lecture 39 - Work-Life Balance
Lecture 40 - Applying Soft Skills to Workplace