Are You a Strong Communicator?

SELF ASSESSMENT

Legacy by Design, LLC

Many of us are comfortable with casual conversation. Yet, when it comes to more weighty issues and contentious discussions, our confidence may desert us. Your response to these 20 statements may help you to reflect on your ability to clearly express yourself. 


Please enter the appropriate number in the right hand column.

5 -Agree

4 -Mostly Agree

3 -Neither Agree / Disagree

2 -Mostly Disagree

1 -Disagree


Interpreting Your Score:

85 – 100

This score indicates an excellent understanding of good communication practices. Each conversation is an exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages, so it’s important to understand communication queues and their effect on others. Though no less important, casual conversation is a good training ground for developing communication skills. In a casual conversation, the consequences for error are reduced and do-overs are often allowed. To enhance your self-awareness, ask a trusted confidant to rate you using this assessment. Compare scores and discuss areas for improvement. 

70 – 84

This score indicates very good understanding of good communication practices. Each conversation is an exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages, so it’s important to understand communication queues and their effect on others. Though no less important, casual conversation is a good training ground for developing communication skills. In a casual conversation, the consequences for error are reduced and do-overs are often allowed. To enhance your self-awareness, ask a trusted confidant to rate you using this assessment. Compare scores and discuss areas for improvement. 

55 – 69

This score indicates fair understanding of good communication practices. Each conversation is an exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages, so it’s important to understand communication queues and their effect on others. Though no less important, casual conversation is a good training ground for developing communication skills. In a casual conversation, the consequences for error are reduced and do-overs are often allowed. To enhance your self-awareness, review each of the points covered here and consider areas for improvement. 

40 – 54 

This score indicates a lagging understanding of good communication practices. Each conversation is an exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages, so it’s important to understand communication queues and their effect on others. Though no less important, casual conversation is a good training ground for developing communication skills. In a casual conversation, the consequences for error are reduced and do-overs are often allowed. To enhance your self-awareness and improve your communication skills, review the topics covered in this assessment, and consider areas for improvement.

< 39

This score indicates a less-than-desirable understanding of good communication practices. Some self-examination may be warranted, as good communication is a key to success in any endeavor. Start with your verbal and nonverbal messages; do you understand that both communication queues will affect your relations with others? To enhance your self-awareness, review each of the points covered here and consider areas for improvement. 

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