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SOCIAL EMPOWERMENTTHROUGH IMPROVEDSOCIAL SKILLSBy Kristel Rose B. Magluyan
What are social skills?• Social skills are used to communicate andinteract with others– Verbally– Non-verbally• Social ski...
Advantages of improved socialskills:• More and better relationships• Better communication• Greater efficiency• Advancing c...
Ways to improve social skills
Listen“Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we couldhear twice as much as we speak.”Epictetus“The less you speak, the...
• Listening is the mostunderappreciated socialskill• Focus outward, not inward• Ask open-endedquestions• Maintain eye cont...
Actually be interested in theother person“You can make more friends in two months bybecoming really interested in other pe...
• It enhances listeningskillls• Focus on the otherperson• Make others feel goodthrough givingadequate attention• Reach out...
Don’t listen too much to criticism“If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correctthyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it...
• Listen to criticism, butdo not be preoccupiedwith it• The world does notrevolve around you
Don’t babble on and on“The less people speak of their greatness,the more we think of it.”Sir Francis Bacon“The more you sa...
• Utilize and improvelistening skills• Think about what youwant to say first• Simplify what you say• Be less eager tostrok...
Treat others as you would likethem to treat you“The people with whom you work reflect your own attitude. If you aresuspici...
• Remember reciprocity• Be mindful of yourattitude
Keep a positive attitude“Two men look out the same prison bars; one seesmud and the other stars.”Frederick Langbridge“Cons...
• Practice it• Look at the brighterside• Replace negativethoughts withsomething positive
Use silence“A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak illrequires only our silence; which costs us nothing.”John...
• Improves listeningskills• Helps in minimizingunnecessary socialtensions
Communicate with more thanyour words“They may forget what you said, but they will neverforget how you made them feel.”Carl...
• NVL is over 90% of what wecommunicate• Broadcasts our true feelingsand intentions• 5 roles of NVL:– Repetition– Contradi...
Thank you for listening!
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  1. 1. SOCIAL EMPOWERMENTTHROUGH IMPROVEDSOCIAL SKILLSBy Kristel Rose B. Magluyan
  2. 2. What are social skills?• Social skills are used to communicate andinteract with others– Verbally– Non-verbally• Social skills are the building blocks ofsocial interactions
  3. 3. Advantages of improved socialskills:• More and better relationships• Better communication• Greater efficiency• Advancing career prospects• Increased Overall happiness
  4. 4. Ways to improve social skills
  5. 5. Listen“Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we couldhear twice as much as we speak.”Epictetus“The less you speak, the more you will hear.”Alexander Solshenitsen“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal fromlistening carefully. Most people never listen.”Ernest Hemingway“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person bequick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger”James 1:19
  6. 6. • Listening is the mostunderappreciated socialskill• Focus outward, not inward• Ask open-endedquestions• Maintain eye contact• Pay attention• Focus on content, notdelivery• Repeat words mentally
  7. 7. Actually be interested in theother person“You can make more friends in two months bybecoming really interested in other people thanyou can in two years by trying to get other peopleinterested in you. Which is just another way ofsaying that the way to make a friend is to be one.”Dale Carnegie“The greatest compliment that was ever paid mewas when someone asked me what I thought, andattended to my answer.”Henry David Thoreau
  8. 8. • It enhances listeningskillls• Focus on the otherperson• Make others feel goodthrough givingadequate attention• Reach out• Have a deeper andmore honestconversation
  9. 9. Don’t listen too much to criticism“If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correctthyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.”Epictetus“When we judge or criticize another person, it saysnothing about that person; it merely sayssomething about our own need to be critical.”Unknown“The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,but the mouths of fools pour out folly.”Proverbs 15:2
  10. 10. • Listen to criticism, butdo not be preoccupiedwith it• The world does notrevolve around you
  11. 11. Don’t babble on and on“The less people speak of their greatness,the more we think of it.”Sir Francis Bacon“The more you say, the less peopleremember.”
  12. 12. • Utilize and improvelistening skills• Think about what youwant to say first• Simplify what you say• Be less eager tostroke your ego
  13. 13. Treat others as you would likethem to treat you“The people with whom you work reflect your own attitude. If you aresuspicious, unfriendly and condescending, you will find these unlovelytraits echoed all about you. But if you are on your best behaviour, youwill bring out the best in the persons with whom you are going to spendmost of your working hours.”Beatrice Vincent“It’s so easy to laugh, it’s so easy to hate. It takes guts to be gentle andkind.”Morrissey““So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them,for this is the Law and the Prophets.”Matthew 7:12
  14. 14. • Remember reciprocity• Be mindful of yourattitude
  15. 15. Keep a positive attitude“Two men look out the same prison bars; one seesmud and the other stars.”Frederick Langbridge“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sunmakes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding,mistrust and hostility to evaporate.”Albert Schweitzer“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joymight remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”John 15:11
  16. 16. • Practice it• Look at the brighterside• Replace negativethoughts withsomething positive
  17. 17. Use silence“A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak illrequires only our silence; which costs us nothing.”John Tillotson“Be silent, or say something better than silence.”Pythagoras“It’s good to shut up sometimes.”Marcel Marceau“A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise manquietly holds it back.”Proverbs 29:11
  18. 18. • Improves listeningskills• Helps in minimizingunnecessary socialtensions
  19. 19. Communicate with more thanyour words“They may forget what you said, but they will neverforget how you made them feel.”Carl W. Buechner“I speak two languages, English and Body.”Mae West“We often refuse to accept an idea merelybecause the tone of voice in which it has beenexpressed is unsympathetic to us.”Friedrich Nietzsche
  20. 20. • NVL is over 90% of what wecommunicate• Broadcasts our true feelingsand intentions• 5 roles of NVL:– Repetition– Contradiction– Substitution– Complementing– Accenting
  21. 21. Thank you for listening!
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