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The Importance of Speaking Skills

A person who communicates well and has good speaking skills does not
necessarily use big words and elaborate jargon. In fact those things can serve
to turn a listener off. They feel patronized, inadequate and frustrated if
someone is using fancy language. The point of communicating is to convey
information, to share with others and to have a two-way exchange.
Communicating, to whatever size of audience requires the speaker to
encourage people to listen, engage, take on board what is being said and
process that information with a view to doing something with it. People will
only listen if they feel that the speaker is talking to them, interested in them,
is speaking their language. Using the type of language they feel comfortable
with is the key.
Giving something away is important. Updating people requires them to
understand how what is being said will affect them. Giving them insights, an
advantage, information is an important part of speaking skills. Establishing
what the audience wants to hear is crucial. The skill is in being relevant to
what people want to learn more about.
Encouraging people to communicate back is equally important. Good
speaking skills are about encouraging people to share, to give information
that will enable the relationship to progress. If only one person speaks it is a
one-way exchange. This is fine in a presentation situation, where research has
been done in advance to establish what is needed to be conveyed. In a smaller
environment it is often important to have feedback in order for the
conversation to progress in a satisfactory manner.
Humor is a good tool in speaking skills. It keeps the situation light and
helps everyone relax a little. The use of self-deprecating humor can be
effective. Also not being too perfect in delivery can be a skill. If someone
seems very polished and smooth they can seem removed from their audience.
But if they seem unpolished they can be regarded as unprofessional and
disrespectful. Getting the balance right is a skill in itself.
The use of inclusive language is important. Talking about us and our
rather than giving instructions and directives demonstrates respect and

teamwork. If it is done well it is an effective way to get ones listeners on side.


But people have to feel that the speaker cares, that they have empathy and
understanding that it matters to them too.
Demonstrating interest in the listener is key. A good salesperson will talk to
a potential customer first to establish what they are looking for. Building a
connection with their customer enables a relationship to be established from
which to offer alternatives, discuss requirements in more detail, begin to trust
each other. When we feel that we are on a conveyor belt and someone is only
interested in taking our money we understandably become a little cynical.
Trust. Feeling that someone is looking to build a mutually beneficial
relationship, establish a long-term client who will repeatedly do business if
treated well, makes a difference to the quality of the relationship. This
establishes trust between the salesperson and the customer. A good
salesperson can phone a customer and recommend products. They can almost
smell over the phone because the trust is so strong. Their skill at speaking
means that they connect and establish a feeling of mutual respect for each
others position within the relationship.
Speaking skills are important whether it be communicating one on one or to a
larger audience. Building rapport, a connection with the audience allows
them to feel part of the relationship, valued and considered. When that occurs
and they engage and respond it allows positive two-way communications to
begin to develop.

Natural resource
Natural resources occur naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by
humanity, in a natural form. A natural resource is often characterized by amounts of biodiversity
and geo diversity existent in various ecosystems.
Natural resources are derived from the environment. Some of them are essential for our survival
while most are used for satisfying our needs. Natural resources may be further classified in
different ways.
Natural resources are materials and components (something that can be used) that can be found
within the environment. Every man-made product is composed of natural resources (at its
fundamental level). A natural resource may exist as a separate entity such as fresh water, and
air, as well as a living organism such as a fish, or it may exist in an alternate form which must be
processed to obtain the resource such as metal ores, oil, and most forms of energy.
There is much debate worldwide over natural resource allocations, this is partly due to increasing
scarcity (depletion of resources) but also because the exportation of natural resources is the basis
for many economies (particularly for developed nations).
Some natural resources such as sunlight and air can be found everywhere, and are known as
ubiquitous resources. However, most resources only occur in small sporadic areas, and are
referred to as localized resources. There are very few resources that are considered inexhaustible
(will not run out in foreseeable future) these are solar radiation, geothermal energy, and air
(though access to clean air may not be). The vast majority of resources are exhaustible, which
means they have a finite quantity, and can be depleted if managed improperly.

Classification
There are various methods of categorizing natural resources, these include source of origin, stage
of development, and by their renewability. These classifications are described below. On the
basis of origin, resources may be divided into:

Biotic Biotic resources are obtained from the biosphere (living and organic material),
such as forests and animals, and the materials that can be obtained from them. Fossil
fuels such as coal and petroleum are also included in this category because they are
formed from decayed organic matter.
Abiotic Abiotic resources are those that come from non-living, non-organic material.
Examples of abiotic resources include land, fresh water, air and heavy metals including
ores such as gold, iron, copper, silver, etc.

Considering their stage of development, natural resources may be referred to in the following
ways:

Potential resources Potential resources are those that exist in a region and may be used
in the future. For example petroleum occurs with sedimentary rocks in various regions,
but until the time it is actually drilled out and put into use, it remains a potential resource.
Actual resources Actual resources are those that have been surveyed, their quantity and
quality determined and are being used in present times. The development of an actual
resource, such as wood processing depends upon the technology available and the cost
involved.
Reserve resources The part of an actual resource which can be developed profitably in
the future is called a reserve resource.
Stock resources Stock resources are those that have been surveyed but cannot be used
by organisms due to lack of technology. For example: hydrogen.

Renewability is a very popular topic and many natural resources can be categorized as either
renewable or non-renewable:

Renewable resources Renewable resources can be replenished naturally. Some of these


resources, like sunlight, air, wind, etc., are continuously available and their quantity is not
noticeably affected by human consumption. Though many renewable resources do not
have such a rapid recovery rate, these resources are susceptible to depletion by over-use.
Resources from a human use perspective are classified as renewable only so long as the
rate of replenishment/recovery exceeds that of the rate of consumption.
Non-renewable resources Non-renewable resources either form slowly or do not
naturally form in the environment. Minerals are the most common resource included in
this category. By the human perspective, resources are non-renewable when their rate of
consumption exceeds the rate of replenishment/recovery; a good example of this are
fossil fuels, which are in this category because their rate of formation is extremely slow
(potentially millions of years), meaning they are considered non-renewable. Some
resources actually naturally deplete in amount without human interference, the most
notable of these being radio-active elements such as uranium, which naturally decay into
heavy metals. Of these, the metallic minerals can be re-used by recycling them,[1] but coal
and petroleum cannot be recycled.[2]