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#9 Communication

Class #9 - Communication

1.         Read 2nd Timothy 3:16-17 (page 1179).

What is the main way God communicates with man?




2.         Read Philippians 4:6 (page 1163).

How does man communicate with God?




3.         Read Matthew 6:5-13 (page 960).

How should we pray?




4.         List some ways man communicates to man.




5.         Read James 1:19 (page 1196).

Everyone is to “



Explain in your own words the above verse:




6.         Read Ephesians 4:15 (page 1158)                           

What are we to speak?



How are we to speak?



7.         Read Ephesians 4:29 (page 1159)

“No                                                                            should be coming from your mouth...”,

but instead “...what is _____________________________________.”

Your words should  “__________________________________________________________________________.”

Write the verse in your own words:






Summary Statements

1.      God communicates through His Word. His truth gives wisdom (Proverbs 2:6).

2.      Man talks to God through prayer (Matthew 6:5-13).

3.      In communicating with others, we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger (James 1:19).

4.      Words either produce calm or chaos. (Proverbs 18:21)

5.      We have the power to communicate love and care in our homes, in our workplace, and in our community.

6.      Make a commitment to communicate truth in love and thus conform to the character of Christ in your life, whether at home or at work.

Name _______________________________


1.      Give the initials of three people who have good communication skills.



2.      Give the initials of three people who have poor communication skills.



3.      How do you rate your own skills in communication? (1 being poorest to 10 being best).



4.      Give two ways you could improve in this area (i.e., not lying, being a better listener, not getting angry, etc.).




5.      How can I improve my communication?


¨      At Home




¨      At Work






Small Group Discussion Questions - Class #9 – Communication

I can refer to the previous “Practical” page as the Mentor asks these questions.

Question #1:     Without giving their name, give an example of a person you know

                        who has good communication skills.




Question #2:     Without giving their name, give an example of a person you know

                        who has poor communication skills.




Question #3:     How would you rate your own communication skills on a scale

                        from 1 to 10, with 1 being poorest and 10 being best?




Question #4:     Give two specific ways you could improve your communication

                        with others.




Question #5:     How can you improve your communication at home?



How can you improve your communication at work?





Computers and the Internet

If possible, the class will go to a computer lab, where each Participant will be able to use a keyboard to experience the use of Windows and do searches on the Internet. The Instructor might help me try out some of the ways I can use the Internet in Job Hunting to:

  • Send a thank-you note by e-mail to someone who referred me to someone else or gave me an interview.
  • Search for companies in the field I want to go into.
  • Look up information on a company I might want to target.
  • Look up companies advertising openings for the kind of job I want.
  • Search any ad that contains a keyword describing the kind of job I want.
  • Complete a job application online (some employers require this).
  • Post my resume online.
  • Print a map showing the best route to a company where I have an interview.
  • Look up any information on the person who will interview me.
  • Make a good impression on my target employer.
  • Become a online member of the Work&Learn network at and upload my photo.

                    -OR- Two-Minute Presentations

Practice your public speaking skills telling us about some accomplishment you are proud of. Remember the following tips, as provided by Toastmasters International:

  • Pay attention to the time limit. For a two-minute presentation, aim for no less than one minute and no longer than 3 minutes.
  • Take a deep breath and relax.
  • Start by giving your name.
  • Limit your use of filler words such as “Ah”, “Um”, and “So”.
  • Keep your head up and look around as you speak.
  • Try to make eye contact for at least one phrase or sentence with as many people as possible in the room.
  • When presenting with a screen, try to keep facing the audience.
  • Draw your audience in by changing your tone and facial expressions.
  • Use your body language to help you, not hurt you.
  • Do not overuse your hands or keep them at your sides the entire time.


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