What does the program ACHIEVE?
Program objectives are
- Assess learner’s level of communication competency on finer dimensions
- Develop the learner’s communication competency through individual and group drills
Learners practice skills and build habits that enable them to
- Articulate their thoughts more effectively
- Comprehend others’ communication more precisely
- Make Personality changes in relation with articulation & understanding skills
What are the BENEFITS of the program?
- Learner works on precise needs. Since we have been on both sides of the ‘professional world’ – corporate managers from 20 nationalities and college students & educational institutes, the learner gets to work at the exact proficiencies that the corporate world demands.
- Practical, not theoretical. The program follows a practice-based approach to improving communication skills, not treating it as an academic subject but a life skill.
- Learning simplified. Communication has a vast scope. It is possible that one may begin to work on higher levels of it without getting a stronghold on its most fundamental elements. This program has broken down this vast skill into easily handle-able sub-skills and personality aspects, which the learner can relate to, and work on in simple steps.
- Best of both worlds. The learner gets to learn in an environment drawn from the best of classroom and individualized learning. The human-touch of the classroom-like environment, learning in peace and at own pace, choice-making, and interactions-at-will with people who can play developmental roles.
- World-class yet affordable. The program has been designed based on globally researched principles of adult learning and effective remote learning. Experts from the fields of psychology, business, creative arts, and so on, have put in their decades of experience and insights into shaping this program, and making it accessible and affordable by the common learner.
What areas does the program COVER?
The program has three major modules
- Articulation Skills
Topics covered are starting a conversation, bringing precision and accuracy in articulation, creating involvement, explaining and describing, questioning and summarizing, managing different opinions, and such.
- Comprehension Skills
Topics covered are recognizing the main idea, identifying support details, recognizing relationships between multiple ideas, recalling ideas and details, attending with an open mind, identifying purpose, organizing information, distinguishing between fact and opinion, identifying logical arguments, making logical inferences and conclusions, and such.
- Communication Orientation
Personality aspects covered are -
How closely one understands communication as a concept, what one believes about communication, and how much one values it.
How interested one is to communicate or how much one feels like communicating in various situations with different people.
How comfortable one is while communicating in various situations with different people, whether one has hesitations or anxiety about it.
How one perceives one’s communication ability and capability, what self-image one has as a communicator.
How is the program DIFFERENT from any other communication program?
- The program takes a drill-based approach, as this skill-type can only be built in this way (methodology).
- Communication skills are further broken down into easily manageable sub-skills and personality aspects. The learner at this stage (student life) is then able to relate to it, work on it in simple steps, and see improvements.
- The program is delivered using the right methodology, with an intelligent mix of online sessions & offline scenarios, and synchronous & asynchronous human intervention for maximum effectiveness.
What is the program DESIGN?
These sessions comprise
- Online direct sessions
- Live sessions with facilitators
- Performance tracking and benchmarking
- Interactions with personnel from industry
- Drills for practicing with learning partner or individual
- Practice Assignments to suit the learner’s level
- Observers as learning partners and mentors
- Inductions and recaps
- Integrated and Comprehensive Tests
- Learning supporters like
- Session scheduling by self
- My Diary and Note-making
- Note-sharing with buddies
- Performance charts on multiple dimensions
- Live chats with buddies
- Live Opinion Polls
- Relaxing break-time activities – interesting, educative, and interactive
- Library – video and text
- Make your own feedback, and ask any time from anyone
- Blog and Discussion forum
What is the program DURATION?
The program covers twenty hours of direct learning apart from offline assignments and tasks, and is spread over 4-5 months, at the rate of one session per week.
The program is an online interactive program, which has mix of various synchronous and asynchronous human interventions to make the learning ‘effective’. It even provides for live sessions with 361DM facilitators and industry experts. It is delivered via the internet, on a technology platform “i-meta” designed and built by 361DM for the purpose.
How do we ensure the program is EFFECTIVE and INTERESTING for the learner?
The program methodology follows globally researched principles for effective adult learning in the online delivery mode. In addition to the thoughtfully crafted sessions, the program provides learning tools and features that don’t let him/her miss the human-touch of the classroom-like environment, and also lets the learner learn in peace, at own pace, allows choice-making, and provides for interactions-at-will with people who can play important roles in his/her development.
What does Communication really mean?
Myths about Communication
Some myths about ‘good communication skill’ are:
- It mean being talkative.
- It means speaking fluently.
- It means impressive public speaking.
- It means knowing English language well.
Communication broken down
Simply put, good communication skills means making others understand what we want to convey and we understanding what others are trying to tell us.
Your power to communicate is determined by TWO skills – Articulation and Comprehension, and FOUR personality aspects together called Communication Orientation.
Why is Communication so critical?
Communication for Life
Communication connects us with people. We need to communicate for sharing information, expressing ideas and emotions, and forming relationships with each other. Our friends and family may understand us even if our communication is imperfect. But when we step into the real world, people may not understand what we have in mind unless we convey it right; they might not give us leeway for our communication slip-ups.
Communication for Career
Regardless of the size of the company we work for, our communication skills matter in our career growth. NASSCOM in a study found that 4 out of 5 graduates were not truly employable. And the most important reason is their “lack of communication skills”. Communication skills are considered even more important than technical knowledge or computer skills. In today’s times, as the gap between cultures is reducing and diversity increasing, more corporates prefer to hire those who can comfortably communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
How can Communication be built?
A common misconception is that good communicators are born with its flair. The truth is that like any other skill, communication skills can be learnt, acquired, and improved.
How does one learn a dance, or a sport, or cooking? Definitely not by reading books or watching videos on it! It is by practicing. Similarly, one can learn to communicate better only by practicing, and continuing the practice throughout life. We all know that the best of sportsmen don’t stop practicing ever.
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I like their way of (speaking) English and I’d like to speak as them.
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The programme is really very good and enjoyable, and also very informative. It helps us to improve our communication skills and personality aspects.
The program is helping to improve the accent which we use. It improves self confidence …going on an awesome track in the field of communication.
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Swarna Nirmal Bose S.
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Suruthiha R Sadasivam
This program is very helpful to have proper communication skills and develop personal aspects.
This is extremely wonderful…. this course helps a lot in improving our attitude and fluency in English.
It’s good to be doing this because it is very interactive.
Sudharsan K Govind
It is amazing...I wish it should not end by this semester itself!!! ...thanks for giving us such a wonderful learning space.
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Srividhya V Ramesh Kumar
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Sri Vidhya S Nagarajan
I would like to appreciate the way the LRs are designed, such (that) it makes the learner have an interest in what they do and learn new skills.
Good one. Makes us feel (as if we are) working in a corporate, which is gonna be real in next 2 years. Thanks (to the people) who designed it!
Siva Subramanian Arumugam
Something new, and interesting sessions amidst core subjects!
Siva S Murugan
This program is really interesting… it brings self confidence in us.
I like this program every much… helps me to improve my communication skills.
Shireen Fathima Faiz
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Really, it was like I am getting into a new city....i felt it!
Shanmugapriyan R Chinnathambi
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This program is very helpful... Thanx 4 improving my communication skills.
You are making us a good communicator in the world’s common language (English). Step-by-step learning process about communication from basics to top is really fantastic and very useful.
Sarvankumar M Swarupan
Every LR makes me improve in certain aspects...my appreciation to you!!
This way of learning is lively and interesting.
Wish it doesn't end with this semester itself! …Thanks for organizing such a wonderful program.... I really feel it is helping me a lot to improve my communicational skills... thank you 361dm for putting up such a wonderful program for us.
Sai Vijitha C.
Good experience. Understood how important communication skill is to exist in the corporate world.
A very different approach towards improvising Communication Skills.
It’s amazing and helpful...thank u.
WOW!!!!!! It’s really interesting.
The toughest task for me has always been to know what I am. This LR helped me with it. It also made me realize the level of my communication skills. It was fun all the way! Thank you. As we move from one LR to the next, our self confidence increases to a large extent.
Ramya Valliammai Raaju
Thank you for giving this opportunity to us.
Ramesh Kumar R.
I’m happy to be a part of this great experience. This is what i call ENTERTAINMENT WITH ENLIGHTMENT!
It is helpful and encouraging that we can also can move up in life.
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I am amazed by the improvement in my communication skills after undertaking this mindblowing course!
…It was the best method to improve the skill.
I am extremely happy that I am a part of your program!! …just amazing… It helped me to rate myself and on how to improve my skills. Thank you!
I like the way of developing the communication skills through real world applications... very encouraging too.
…very interactive, just like a live session.
Nishanthi M Krishnan
The LR sessions were pretty good and it teaches me to how communicate with different people. We learnt a lot in this few minutes of exercises.
I feel that the sessions were quite interesting and marvellous… hats off to 361 DM! IT’S GOING AWESOME!
The program teaches us many new things and new experiences.
Nandini Devi Thirumurthy
Monica Ramesh Moni
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Mohan Kumar S.V.
I did not think the program would be this interesting. Good job!
Mohan Kumar R
I like this type of teaching …I really appreciate.
Mohamed Abdullah S. A.
It’s awesome. It helps me to improve my communication skill and listening skills.
Menaka Baskar M
361 minds rides our minds!
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Manikandan S Kandan
An innovative way to make us learn the various aspects of communication. Great programme!
It’s very interesting… I am (able to) cope up with the language well; (my) concentration is increasing.
I have learnt many new things related to grammar, articulation, and comprehension skills.
This program make us understand what things will be going on in a workplace and how to handle all situations. It feels like working in a corporate… really helpful in many aspects.
Lakshmi Priya Sivakumar
I wish this program to be implemented in rural area for them to get benefit.
It is a very useful training given to us. I feel very thankful.
Doing these communication exercises was fun and realistic too!
This idea is really very nice. It helps us to improve communication and it brings (about) a complete profession man
Karthik N Chinna
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Jessee Moirangthem Janki
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It is useful for productive self development.
It really made me understand corporate life… and gave me confidence.
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Janani A S
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It has helped me a lot about communicational skills, and also helped me to get an idea of how one should get organized and behave when he/she gets in corporate world. Thank you once again for organizing such an interesting program for us... surely no one would regret undertaking this program.... THANKS A LOT!
It is good to develop the skills of students. It is interesting to (go through) the learning rooms.
Yes. It was a nice experience. I learned how to express my views in the public. This session helps a lot to improve my personal attitudes.
This program helps us to improve our articulation and communication skills. It’s a very good way of training the students to improve their communication skills. Thanks a lot.
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Harish B Sekar
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It was really helpful in learning things related to communication. It makes us think on various other aspects… The LRs are really helpful in many ways to improve aspects on various grounds.
The program is interesting and informative. It helps to communicate more frequently and use appropriate words for communication …helps to understand the proper pronunciation of words and their appropriate meaning in different situations.
Gomathy M Subramanyam
The learning method which you have shared with us is really useful because it is through audio visuals. Good work. Keep up this work!
It has given in the Tamil also, (so) it was very easy to read and write.
It’s really superb to learn here.
Fahimida H Khan
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Dinesh Kumar S.
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The most useful program to acquire the skill of communication.
Chethan Kumar A.
Keeps me thinking about the new stuff that I’m gonna learn!
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Now I realize how important communication skill is… thanks for providing this best opportunity.
Bharath Kumar M
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I would like to say that the English used in this program is very useful and learnable one.
Was a good experience. It helps to get or develop our communication skills.
….very interesting …involves a lot of fun. It also helps us to improve our soft skills. These exercises are awesome! It creates a lot of interest.
This is a very interesting way of learning our communication skills and perhaps an apt way too!
I can really feel my skills getting tuned and I’m happy about it. I really feel like I’m working in a company… this role play method makes learning fun!
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Finally a reason for me to come to college on a boring friday :)
…I just love it. It was just amazing.
This is a nice opportunity for us to communicate with the public by sitting inside a/c room.
QUITE INTERESTING… REAL LIFE INCIDENTS AND DASHBOARD, KNUGGETS, CONCEPTS ARE MIND BLOWING. THANK YOU for providing such a great opportunity. This program has helped me a lot in improving my communicational competency -- to be precise in whatever message is to be conveyed, and also to extract the main idea from the given statements or summarizing.
…very different from what I had thought… It was a good practice to pay attention to the speaker and managing different situations that one will come across. It is a fun learning experience!
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