LIFE SKILLS Prof. V. Viswanadham
<ul><li>“ The abilities  </li></ul><ul><li>for adaptive and positive behaviour  </li></ul><ul><li>that enable individuals ...
<ul><li>“ A behaviour change or  </li></ul><ul><li>behaviour development approach designed to address  </li></ul><ul><li>a...
<ul><li>“ Life skills  </li></ul><ul><li>are essentially  </li></ul><ul><li>those abilities that  </li></ul><ul><li>help p...
<ul><li>In short,  </li></ul><ul><li>it empowers young people  </li></ul><ul><li>to take positive actions  </li></ul><ul><...
WITH LIFE SKILLS  ONE IS ABLE TO : <ul><li>Explore alternatives,  </li></ul><ul><li>Weigh pros and cons, and </li></ul><ul...
What are soft skills? <ul><li>Soft skills are  </li></ul><ul><li>essentially people skills  </li></ul><ul><li>the non-tech...
<ul><li>Soft skills is a term  </li></ul><ul><li>which refers to  </li></ul><ul><li>personality traits,  </li></ul><ul><li...
Soft skills is a sociological term  relating to a person's &quot;EQ&quot;  (Emotional Intelligence Quotient),  the cluster...
Importance of soft skill <ul><li>Soft skill are very important </li></ul><ul><li>To handle interpersonal relations </li></...
Practicing soft skills <ul><li>Have a positive attitude  </li></ul><ul><li>Be a team player </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate ...
Soft Skills Employers Want <ul><li>Top 25 Soft Skills employers look for  </li></ul><ul><li>[ from Monster.com ] </li></ul...
Soft Skills Employers Want,  cont. <ul><li>09. Flexibility/adaptability   </li></ul><ul><li>10. Leadership skills </li></u...
Soft Skills Employers Want,   cont. <ul><li>18. Problem-solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>19. Multicultural skills </li></u...
Life Skills  Spectrum
CORE LIFE SKILLS STRATEGIES: <ul><li>[ UNICEF, UNESCO and WHO list ten(10) core life skills strategies: ]   </li></ul><ul>...
Learning to know:  Cognitive abilities Decision making and  problem solving skills Critical thinking skills
Learning to be:  Personal abilities Skills for increasing  internal locus of control Skills for managing feelings Skills f...
Learning to live together:  Interpersonal abilities Interpersonal communication skills Negotiation and refusal skills Empa...
<ul><li>Learning to know: Cognitive abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making and problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><...
Learning to know: Cognitive abilities -  continued Critical thinking skills • Analyzing peer and media influences • Analyz...
Learning to be: Personal abilities Skills for increasing  internal locus of control •  Self-esteem and  confidence-buildin...
Skills for managing feelings •  Anger management •  Dealing with grief and anxiety •  Coping skills for dealing with loss,...
Skills for managing stress •  Time management •  Positive thinking •  Relaxation techniques Learning to be: Personal abili...
Learning to live together:  Interpersonal abilities Interpersonal communication skills •  Verbal and nonverbal communicati...
Learning to live together:  Interpersonal abilities - continued Negotiation and refusal skills •  Negotiation and conflict...
Learning to live together:  Interpersonal abilities - continued Empathy •  Ability to listen to and understand  another's ...
Learning to live together:  Interpersonal abilities - continued Cooperation and teamwork •  Expressing respect for others'...
Learning to live together:  Interpersonal abilities - continued Advocacy skills •  Skills of influence and persuasion •  N...
Each of the skills can be detailed further – for example  Communication Skills -  includes: <ul><li>Verbal and Non-verbal ...
“ When you believe  something is impossible,  your mind goes to work for you  to prove why.  But, when you believe,  reall...
<ul><li>Better Self-awareness leads to  </li></ul><ul><li>better self-management </li></ul>Self-management Self-awareness ...
Be  the  best
For the sake of record As on 30 th   Aug 2010 -  Prof. V. Viswanadham has uploaded live recordings of  more than  350  of ...
In case  YOU   liked this speech and  presentation ~ for listening to  more speeches and for viewing  more presentations, ...
In case  YOU   liked this presentation ~ for viewing more presentations, on various topics,  ~ please download and then ki...
Thanks  again
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  1. 1. LIFE SKILLS Prof. V. Viswanadham
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ The abilities </li></ul><ul><li>for adaptive and positive behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>that enable individuals </li></ul><ul><li>to deal effectively </li></ul><ul><li>with the demands and challenges </li></ul><ul><li>of everyday life“ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- World Health Organization (WHO) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Life Skills
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ A behaviour change or </li></ul><ul><li>behaviour development approach designed to address </li></ul><ul><li>a balance of three areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skills and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Life skills </li></ul><ul><li>are essentially </li></ul><ul><li>those abilities that </li></ul><ul><li>help promote mental well-being </li></ul><ul><li>and competence </li></ul><ul><li>in young people </li></ul><ul><li>as they face the realities of life” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In short, </li></ul><ul><li>it empowers young people </li></ul><ul><li>to take positive actions </li></ul><ul><li>to protect themselves and </li></ul><ul><li>to promote health and </li></ul><ul><li>positive social relationships </li></ul><ul><li>for successful professional career and wholesome life. </li></ul>
  6. 6. WITH LIFE SKILLS ONE IS ABLE TO : <ul><li>Explore alternatives, </li></ul><ul><li>Weigh pros and cons, and </li></ul><ul><li>Make rational decisions in solving each problem, or issue as it arises. </li></ul><ul><li>It also entails being able to establish productive interpersonal relationships with others </li></ul>
  7. 7. What are soft skills? <ul><li>Soft skills are </li></ul><ul><li>essentially people skills </li></ul><ul><li>the non-technical, intangible, </li></ul><ul><li>personality specific skills that </li></ul><ul><li>determine one’s strengths </li></ul><ul><li>as a leader, listener, negotiator </li></ul><ul><li>and conflict mediator. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Soft skills is a term </li></ul><ul><li>which refers to </li></ul><ul><li>personality traits, </li></ul><ul><li>social graces, </li></ul><ul><li>facility with language, </li></ul><ul><li>personal habits, </li></ul><ul><li>friendliness, and </li></ul><ul><li>optimism </li></ul><ul><li>that mark people to varying degrees. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Soft skills is a sociological term relating to a person's &quot;EQ&quot; (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism that characterize relationships with other people. Soft skills complement hard skills (part of a person's IQ), which are the occupational requirements of a job and many other activities.
  10. 10. Importance of soft skill <ul><li>Soft skill are very important </li></ul><ul><li>To handle interpersonal relations </li></ul><ul><li>To take appropriate decisions </li></ul><ul><li>To communicate effectively </li></ul><ul><li>To create a good impression and impact </li></ul><ul><li>To gain professional development </li></ul>
  11. 11. Practicing soft skills <ul><li>Have a positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Be a team player </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Exude confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Develop creative skills </li></ul><ul><li>Accept and learn from criticism </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate yourself and lead others </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize your to do list </li></ul><ul><li>See the big picture. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Soft Skills Employers Want <ul><li>Top 25 Soft Skills employers look for </li></ul><ul><li>[ from Monster.com ] </li></ul><ul><li>Oral/spoken communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Written communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork/collaboration skills </li></ul><ul><li>Self-motivation/initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Work ethic/dependability </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Risk-taking skills </li></ul>
  13. 13. Soft Skills Employers Want, cont. <ul><li>09. Flexibility/adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>10. Leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>11. Interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>12. Working under pressure </li></ul><ul><li>13. Questioning skills </li></ul><ul><li>14. Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>15. Influencing skills </li></ul><ul><li>16. Research skills </li></ul><ul><li>17. Organization skills </li></ul>
  14. 14. Soft Skills Employers Want, cont. <ul><li>18. Problem-solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>19. Multicultural skills </li></ul><ul><li>20. Computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>21. Academic/learning skills </li></ul><ul><li>22. Detail orientation </li></ul><ul><li>23. Quantitative skills </li></ul><ul><li>24. Teaching/training skills </li></ul><ul><li>25. Time management skills </li></ul>
  15. 15. Life Skills Spectrum
  16. 16. CORE LIFE SKILLS STRATEGIES: <ul><li>[ UNICEF, UNESCO and WHO list ten(10) core life skills strategies: ] </li></ul><ul><li>01. Communication skill, </li></ul><ul><li>02. Problem solving, </li></ul><ul><li>03. Critical thinking, </li></ul><ul><li>04. Creative thinking, </li></ul><ul><li>05. Decision-making, </li></ul><ul><li>06. Interpersonal skills, </li></ul><ul><li>07. Self-awareness building skills, </li></ul><ul><li>08. Empathy, </li></ul><ul><li>09. Coping with stress, and </li></ul><ul><li>10. Coping with emotions </li></ul>Now - let's group
  17. 17. Learning to know: Cognitive abilities Decision making and problem solving skills Critical thinking skills
  18. 18. Learning to be: Personal abilities Skills for increasing internal locus of control Skills for managing feelings Skills for managing stress
  19. 19. Learning to live together: Interpersonal abilities Interpersonal communication skills Negotiation and refusal skills Empathy Cooperation and teamwork Advocacy skills Now - let's get into the details
  20. 20. <ul><li>Learning to know: Cognitive abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making and problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Information gathering skills </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating future consequences of </li></ul><ul><li>present actions for self and others </li></ul><ul><li>Determining alternative solutions to problems </li></ul><ul><li>Skills of analysis regarding the influence of </li></ul><ul><li>values and attitudes of </li></ul><ul><li>self and others on motivation </li></ul>
  21. 21. Learning to know: Cognitive abilities - continued Critical thinking skills • Analyzing peer and media influences • Analyzing attitudes, values, social norms and beliefs and factors affecting these • Identifying relevant information and information sources
  22. 22. Learning to be: Personal abilities Skills for increasing internal locus of control • Self-esteem and confidence-building skills • Self-awareness skills including awareness of rights, influences, values, attitudes, strengths and weaknesses • Goal-setting skills • Self-evaluation, self-assessment, and self-monitoring skills
  23. 23. Skills for managing feelings • Anger management • Dealing with grief and anxiety • Coping skills for dealing with loss, abuse, trauma Learning to be: Personal abilities - continued
  24. 24. Skills for managing stress • Time management • Positive thinking • Relaxation techniques Learning to be: Personal abilities - continued
  25. 25. Learning to live together: Interpersonal abilities Interpersonal communication skills • Verbal and nonverbal communication • Active listening • Expressing feelings; giving feedback (without blaming) and receiving feedback
  26. 26. Learning to live together: Interpersonal abilities - continued Negotiation and refusal skills • Negotiation and conflict management • Assertiveness skills • Refusal skills
  27. 27. Learning to live together: Interpersonal abilities - continued Empathy • Ability to listen to and understand another's needs and circumstances and express that understanding
  28. 28. Learning to live together: Interpersonal abilities - continued Cooperation and teamwork • Expressing respect for others' contributions and different styles • Assessing one's own abilities and contributing to the group
  29. 29. Learning to live together: Interpersonal abilities - continued Advocacy skills • Skills of influence and persuasion • Networking and motivation skills
  30. 30. Each of the skills can be detailed further – for example Communication Skills - includes: <ul><li>Verbal and Non-verbal communication </li></ul><ul><li>Listening and giving feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Culture and language specific skills like Phonetics, Accent training, dressing sense, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Public speaking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation and refusal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Assertiveness skills to manage conflicts, etc </li></ul>Getting worried ! Makeup your Mind.
  31. 31. “ When you believe something is impossible, your mind goes to work for you to prove why. But, when you believe, really believe, something can be done, your mind goes to work for you and help to find the ways to do it.”
  32. 32. <ul><li>Better Self-awareness leads to </li></ul><ul><li>better self-management </li></ul>Self-management Self-awareness Self-esteem Self-confidence
  33. 33. Be the best
  34. 34. For the sake of record As on 30 th Aug 2010 - Prof. V. Viswanadham has uploaded live recordings of more than 350 of his speeches to www.archive.org . ‘ Communication Skills’ - has been downloaded, 512 times. More than 150 Power Point Presentations, can be freely viewed at: www.scribd.com So far: 66,791 have viewed; 14,274 have downloaded. www.slideshare.net/viswanadham - One of the presentations, titled Communication Skills , has been viewed 8,162 times, and downloaded 1,137 times. Thank you dear friends for helping me to reach many more.
  35. 35. In case YOU liked this speech and presentation ~ for listening to more speeches and for viewing more presentations, Please Visit: Visit: http:// www.archive.org and Search for Prof. V. Viswanadham ~ please download and then kindly listen. thank you
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