0
to
for students, professionals and entrepreneurs

J Ravi Shanker

Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an indi...
note…
J Ravi Shanker

This presentation is made for youngsters who want to
progress and make a statement of their own in t...
The A to Z of Soft skill basics.
J Ravi Shanker

AAttitude

BBehavior

CCommuni
ca-tion

NNegotiatio
n

OOptimism

PProfes...
Attitude
J Ravi Shanker










Carry realistic self image
Keep a winning Attitude
Think positive
Talk positive
...
Behavior
J Ravi Shanker










Be nice to people around you
Be courteous / polite
Dress to the occasion
Always ...
Communication-i
J Ravi Shanker



Verbal Communication (Includes both spoken and written
forms)




Non-verbal communic...
Communication-ii
J Ravi Shanker











Learn strategies to improve your fluency and confidence in
official /bus...
Coach
J Ravi Shanker

Always try to share your learning
 Don’t discourage others
 Encourage fresher to experiment
 Enco...
Determination
J Ravi Shanker










Always be determined to achieve higher goals
Do not get distracted
Keep you...
Etiquette-i
J Ravi Shanker











Where ever you go, follow the rules
Always greet people with smile
Be court...
Etiquettes-ii
J Ravi Shanker












While travelling don’t throw garbage out of
window
At lift / elevator /pu...
Ethics
J Ravi Shanker

Never cause harm to public property
 Uphold country / institutional values
 Be honest to the poss...
Friendship
J Ravi Shanker











Win friends on your way
Don’t make enemies; they eat your time
Keep regular ...
Group Work
J Ravi Shanker













Know how to work in
group
Be a team player
Treat your colleagues
with respec...
Humor
J Ravi Shanker

Have sense of humor
 Do not anger people
 Don’t belittle others in humor
 Be sensitive in your hu...
Interpersonal skills
J Ravi Shanker











Keep good working relationship with colleagues
Always respect thei...
Integrity
J Ravi Shanker









Be clear about your beliefs / values
Don’t be scared to accept mistake
Don’t lie
...
Just do it
J Ravi Shanker

Don’t spend too much time on thinking
 Complete the task in time to get results
 Don’t let sm...
Knowledge
J Ravi Shanker










Knowledge is nothing but common sense
Always be alert
Read/watch news regularly...
Leadership
J Ravi Shanker











See the big picture
Be a democratic leader
Involve others
Consult before dec...
Motivation
J Ravi Shanker










Motivate yourself & others
Have patience
Keep trying and never give up
Demonst...
Negotiation skills
J Ravi Shanker









Understand the problem and actors
Don’t loose focus
Work out win-win sit...
Optimism
J Ravi Shanker









Be optimistic
Never be pessimistic
Cynicism is destructive
Infuse optimism in coll...
Professionalism
J Ravi Shanker












Respect time & resources
Be committed to task
Uphold professional val...
Problem solving
J Ravi Shanker











Exude confidence
Don’t celebrate problem
Instill hope in others
Seek he...
Presentation
J Ravi Shanker












Dress appropriately for the presentation
Keep eye contact with the audie...
Personal Hygiene
J Ravi Shanker













Dress well. Never look
shabby or stinky
Keep check on body
odor
Don’t o...
Question
J Ravi Shanker










Never hesitate to question
Question to know but not to judge
Question yourself b...
Responsibility
J Ravi Shanker









Take initiative
Assume responsibility
Never shy away from responsibility
Tak...
Social grace
J Ravi Shanker

Be sensitive to local culture
 Dress to the cultural
 Be conscious about social values
 Be...
Time Management
J Ravi Shanker












Multitask and prioritize your to-do
list
Always schedule your task
Sti...
Understanding
J Ravi Shanker











Understand before you conclude
Understand others position and point
Unders...
Voice ideas
J Ravi Shanker









Don’t hesitate to express your views / ideas
Give voice to your thoughts
Don’t l...
Winning spirit
J Ravi Shanker











Always carry ‘winning spirit’
Don’t carry ‘self doubt’
Some may discourag...
X factor
J Ravi Shanker









Every individual is unique & special
Identify the X factor in you
Always carry the...
Youthful
J Ravi Shanker











Always stay young at heart
Never let your age dominate you
Youthfulness is pro...
Zeal
J Ravi Shanker







Zeal or high spirit sustains your life
Have zeal to know more
Have zeal to learn at any ag...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

A to Z of Soft Skills

4,579

Published on

This presentation is for for students, professionals and entrepreneurs to improve their soft skills. This is basic orientation in each area of soft skills. Trainers can use this presentation to build their content and span. Keep visiting the page for each area of soft skill in future.

Published in: Education, Technology, Business

Transcript of "A to Z of Soft Skills"

  1. 1. to for students, professionals and entrepreneurs J Ravi Shanker Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual's interactions, career prospect and productivity
  2. 2. note… J Ravi Shanker This presentation is made for youngsters who want to progress and make a statement of their own in this competitive world. It helps you to become a better person. It is exhaustive and prescriptive as well. It will be wise to go through this presentation over a period of time rather complete it at one go. This will give you time to ponder over each point and reflect at ease. I would encourage group discussion over each slide for diverse view points. Happy Surfing… This presentation is only for educative non commercial use. All photographs and art forms illustrated are of respective individuals sources.
  3. 3. The A to Z of Soft skill basics. J Ravi Shanker AAttitude BBehavior CCommuni ca-tion NNegotiatio n OOptimism PProfession alism CCoach DDetermina tion EEtiquettes PProblem solving PPresentation PPersonal Hygiene EEthics FFriendship G- Group work QQuestion RResponsib i-lity S- Social grace HHumor IInterperso nal Skills I - Integrity T- Time management UUnderstan ding V- Voice ideas JJust do it KKnowledg e LLeadershi p WWinning spirit XX factor Y- Young at heart MMotivation ZZeal
  4. 4. Attitude J Ravi Shanker         Carry realistic self image Keep a winning Attitude Think positive Talk positive Accept and learn from criticism Always respect others’ culture Be practical Keep a check on your attitude
  5. 5. Behavior J Ravi Shanker         Be nice to people around you Be courteous / polite Dress to the occasion Always greet people with smile Never be arrogant Leave the place if you can’t fit in Don’t argue for the sake of it Do not over indulge
  6. 6. Communication-i J Ravi Shanker  Verbal Communication (Includes both spoken and written forms)   Non-verbal communication (Understanding Body Language) Develop listening skills (Active, Passive and Reflective Listening) Refrain from negative communication  Engage positive tone, words/verbs  Build up the topic before you deliver  Know the importance of ‘silence’  Your body language should be of acceptable standards 
  7. 7. Communication-ii J Ravi Shanker        Learn strategies to improve your fluency and confidence in official /business language & local language Develop the speaking skills to clearly express your ideas Improve your range and accuracy in business language Work on your accent, intonation and production of individual sounds. Should not sound artificial. Practice elocution skills in meetings and presentations Write reports, letters and emails as practice Work on effective speaking, presentation skills, public speaking, handling questions, team presentations, and telephone etiquette most business communications remains confusing, ungrammatical, unfocused or unnecessary. Focus on how to write clearly and precisely, and how to identify and correct common errors in grammar, usage, and sentence structure, persuasive letters, memos,
  8. 8. Coach J Ravi Shanker Always try to share your learning  Don’t discourage others  Encourage fresher to experiment  Encourage discussion  Promote creativity  Look at scope for learning  Appreciate even smallest achievement  Overcome insecurities 
  9. 9. Determination J Ravi Shanker         Always be determined to achieve higher goals Do not get distracted Keep yourself motivated Express confidence Do not easily give up Possibilities are endless One failure is not ‘the end’ Take support of others
  10. 10. Etiquette-i J Ravi Shanker          Where ever you go, follow the rules Always greet people with smile Be courteous to all Stand straight Sit in decent posture Never be rude to people Do not haggle with people While driving don’t honk too much Don’t indulge in rash driving
  11. 11. Etiquettes-ii J Ravi Shanker         While travelling don’t throw garbage out of window At lift / elevator /public transport don’t push people Give way to elders, children and women Keep your workstation / laptop / tab organized While sipping coffee / tea don’t make noise While dining wait for others to start Don’t litter / split in public places Don’t talk loudly on mobile / phone
  12. 12. Ethics J Ravi Shanker Never cause harm to public property  Uphold country / institutional values  Be honest to the possible extent  Follow rules even if no one watching you  Set principles in personal and work life  Adhere to own value system  Do not deviate from ethics for short term gains 
  13. 13. Friendship J Ravi Shanker          Win friends on your way Don’t make enemies; they eat your time Keep regular contact with people Greet them on special days If you can afford, give occasional gifts Treat them with respect Never ignore your friends Don’t hesitate to take help Don’t exploit friendship
  14. 14. Group Work J Ravi Shanker        Know how to work in group Be a team player Treat your colleagues with respect Motivate your colleagues Be assertive Ready to confront if needed Always resolve      Listen to your colleagues Promote team work Invest in team building Appreciate their contribution Ready to negotiate.
  15. 15. Humor J Ravi Shanker Have sense of humor  Do not anger people  Don’t belittle others in humor  Be sensitive in your humor  Your humor should relieve stress  Send refreshing messages/ mails  Don’t mock your mentor 
  16. 16. Interpersonal skills J Ravi Shanker          Keep good working relationship with colleagues Always respect their opinion If disagree, express it with dignity Be non-judgmental Respect confidentiality of others Don’t gossip others’ personal life If you can’t appreciate, stay silent Overcome prejudice Ready to cooperate
  17. 17. Integrity J Ravi Shanker        Be clear about your beliefs / values Don’t be scared to accept mistake Don’t lie Don’t try to bribe Be honest Be courageous Deliver what you commit
  18. 18. Just do it J Ravi Shanker Don’t spend too much time on thinking  Complete the task in time to get results  Don’t let smaller issues become bigger hurdles  Never leave the task midway  Roll up sleeves & rope in others  Don’t let the fear of failure overpower you  Don’t get disheartened easily 
  19. 19. Knowledge J Ravi Shanker         Knowledge is nothing but common sense Always be alert Read/watch news regularly Be thorough in your subject of interest Think before you talk Carry 360o perspective Read books regularly Questioning is source of learning
  20. 20. Leadership J Ravi Shanker          See the big picture Be a democratic leader Involve others Consult before decide Show the path to others Be open for feedback Learn from mistakes Lead from front Keep members together
  21. 21. Motivation J Ravi Shanker         Motivate yourself & others Have patience Keep trying and never give up Demonstrate the success Celebrate success Appreciate good work Reward success Recognize the achievement
  22. 22. Negotiation skills J Ravi Shanker        Understand the problem and actors Don’t loose focus Work out win-win situation Lead / facilitate discussion to end result Always pacify conflict Do not overstretch dialogue Be well mannered
  23. 23. Optimism J Ravi Shanker        Be optimistic Never be pessimistic Cynicism is destructive Infuse optimism in colleagues / followers Carry positive attitude Believe in yourself Trust your colleagues
  24. 24. Professionalism J Ravi Shanker           Respect time & resources Be committed to task Uphold professional values Separate professional and personal life Organize your work Do not over commit Don’t step into others role Carry mutual respect Don’t deviate from rules Never violate law
  25. 25. Problem solving J Ravi Shanker          Exude confidence Don’t celebrate problem Instill hope in others Seek help & cooperation Be ready to apologize or course correction Be creative / out of the box Look for alternatives Ready to accept failure Never aggravate problem
  26. 26. Presentation J Ravi Shanker           Dress appropriately for the presentation Keep eye contact with the audience Modulate your voice and tone through out Be precise and crisp in your presentation Allow time to discuss Keep content visually appealing Use neutral colors Use wit and humor cautiously Don’t block your presentation Involve audience
  27. 27. Personal Hygiene J Ravi Shanker       Dress well. Never look shabby or stinky Keep check on body odor Don’t over spray perfume Check your oral hygiene After using toilet make sure its clean Don’t poke nose in    While coughing use tissue Trim hair & nails regularly Rehydrate yourself at regular intervals
  28. 28. Question J Ravi Shanker         Never hesitate to question Question to know but not to judge Question yourself before you question others Accept others questioning with grace Don’t be reactive to questions Never question with bias Don’t get emotional Don’t be judgmental
  29. 29. Responsibility J Ravi Shanker        Take initiative Assume responsibility Never shy away from responsibility Take additional responsibilities However, don’t over burden yourself Be realistic about your abilities Demonstrate your abilities
  30. 30. Social grace J Ravi Shanker Be sensitive to local culture  Dress to the cultural  Be conscious about social values  Be conscious about environment  Be conscious about vulnerable  Don’t display wealth  Be humble to others  Be sensitive to problems  Be careful with selection of your words 
  31. 31. Time Management J Ravi Shanker          Multitask and prioritize your to-do list Always schedule your task Stick to time schedules Apologize if not punctual Work to deliver task in time Convey the delay in advance Respect other’s time Don’t overbook yourself Never leave work to last hour
  32. 32. Understanding J Ravi Shanker         Understand before you conclude Understand others position and point Understand others limitations and strengths Be realistic in your expectations Ask for some time to understand Study various aspects Allow benefit of doubt if needed Check out past experiences
  33. 33. Voice ideas J Ravi Shanker       Don’t hesitate to express your views / ideas Give voice to your thoughts Don’t let your position restrict you form expressing your ideas Don’t bother about ‘what others think?’ Sharing ideas is always appreciated Have a winning idea ? share it
  34. 34. Winning spirit J Ravi Shanker         Always carry ‘winning spirit’ Don’t carry ‘self doubt’ Some may discourage you but don’t loose your spirit Hurdles are part of the game. Your winning spirit can create ‘magic’ Carry ‘never die’ attitude Keep smiling Encourage others not to give up
  35. 35. X factor J Ravi Shanker        Every individual is unique & special Identify the X factor in you Always carry the X factor with you Be conscious and proud of it Never let others demoralize you Take advantage of your X factor Your uniqueness is your strength
  36. 36. Youthful J Ravi Shanker          Always stay young at heart Never let your age dominate you Youthfulness is productive Youthfulness brings happiness You can always inspire others Carry ability to laugh together Take criticism with smile Don’t hesitate to crack joke at self Be ready to take challenge
  37. 37. Zeal J Ravi Shanker      Zeal or high spirit sustains your life Have zeal to know more Have zeal to learn at any age Have zeal to grow Have zeal to contribute more
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×