Why Is It Important to Communicate Effectively?

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Effective communication enhances success, understanding, trust, respect, teamwork, decision-making and problem solving in personal and professional relationships. Effective communication allows a person to successfully convey his thoughts, opinions and ideas to others. About.com states that possessing good communication skills makes a person stand out in the job market. According to PBS, being able to communicate thoughts, feelings and problems effectively can help protect personal relationships.