Building Communication and Collaboration Skills

Questions: Building self-awareness of our verbal and non-verbal communication allows us to grow in our communication skills. What resources do you use to improve your awareness of your communication skills in the professional setting?
Interprofessional collaboration to improve patient outcomes depends on our professional communication skills. What are the most effective communication skills that nurses bring to collaborative interactions? Why are those so important in your own practice?
Rubric: 

Answers the discussion question(s) in a detailed manner, andDemonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of course concepts

16 pts
100% Excellent
Answers the discussion question(s) in a detailed manner and demonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of course concepts.

Scholarly Sources
Integrates evidence from assigned reading OR lesson,Integrates evidence from at least one outside scholarly source,All sources are credited within the body of the post,Evidence supports the discussion, andAPA format is not required but is encouraged.

12 pts
100% Excellent
Integrates evidence from assigned reading OR lesson AND from at least one outside scholarly source. All sources are credited within the body of the post. Evidence supports the discussion.