Tech Talk and Concept Video (TTCV)
Last two decades have witnessed a drastic improvement in technical education. Technical institutions concentrate more on technical aspects that impairs the imparting of communication skills to students. In this present epoch English language is the only means to communicate their ideas. It has been noticed that technology assisted TTCV (Tech Talk and Concept Video) is the better approach to improve communication skills and presentation skills, especially speaking skills.
It is evident that a bad presenter is career limited. Communication skills, as a part of employability skills, gained a lot of attention in engineering education. Major employers want their employees, can communicate, think and continue to learn throughout their careers. In these globalised and multinational enterprises, English becomes the commonest medium of communication. Introduction of innovative methods and approaches become inevitable to hone the communication skills of students, among all TTCV is the most suitable for sharpening speaking skills. A bad listener can’t be a good speaker as listening and speaking skills are intertwined.
- The ability to communicate clearly in speaking and in writing is one of the most valuable professional skills.
- Communicating effectively relies on credibility, which is undermined by grammar and spelling mistakes, incompleteness, and errors in logic.
Need of English Language for Engineering Students:
About 35% of engineering students are from rural areas and most of them completed their schooling in their regional languages. In this context it is apparent that though students have good subject knowledge they lack in knowledge of English language that limits not only their present studies but also professional life in future. Employability skills are part and parcel of communication skills. Today employed engineer has to communicate across the world as the profession demands for it in MNCs (Multi-National Corporations) that is going to be complex for learning engineering graduates in future if they are not accomplished in communication skills.
Continuous Internal Evaluation System:
The conventional evaluation system does not give room to asses speaking and listening skills which play a vital role in future professional life. These limitations can be over come through introduction of TTCV in continuous internal evaluation system which provide a room for self-assessment which crucial in unremitting learning. In this the teacher can also learn new things.
From Tech Talk to Top Talk!
The table below highlights the differences between “tech talk” and “top talk” (effective communications for improved results) from the perspective of soft skills required to be an effective project manager. As a Project Manager, success and results depend on those key conversations that require attention throughout the project. Making things happen through other people requires strong communications and leadership skills. These skills must be applied every time you have a key conversation.
||“WIIFT” – What’s In IT for Them
|Power / Influence
||Lose - Lose
||Reactive, task based
||Proactive, relation based