Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it… it dies. Tony Gaskin

Inevitably, communication is essential to build and sustain relationship and relationship is everything in life, be it relationship with family or friends or relationship at work with colleagues or clients. Without proper communication, one would live in isolation and that is not how life is!

Associate Professor Dr Ismie Roha Mohamed Jais from Universiti Teknologi Mara was invited by Kolej Laila Taib for a two-hour talk on Effective Communication: Myths & Realities for all staff and students of KLT on 19th August, 2022.

Despite being the first physical event after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some 100 students attended the talk together with the academic and the administration staff of the college. Fellow attendees actively participated in Dr Ismie’s Q&A throughout the session, and were further enlightened on the topic of Communication, something that we think we know which in fact we know only the minimum.

Dr Ismie emphasized to the attendees to not ignore the skills of Communication as being able to communicate well could bring one to greater heights complementing on other on-the-job skills that one should possess. She also highlighted to attendees who are venturing in different fields ranging from Business Management to Engineering that communication is not just a ‘language thing’ but it is essential to everyone from any field so long as one needs form or sustain a relationship.

Dr Ismie ended her talk with the quote by Tony Gaskin, reminding everyone that Communication is of great importance to everyone.