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NACETEM canvasses digital technology for effective communication

By Kehinde Olatunji
22 December 2021   |   3:14 am
The Director-General, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Prof. Okechukwu Ukwuoma, has emphasised the need to leverage on digital technology to foster effective communication in the workplace.

The Director-General, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Prof. Okechukwu Ukwuoma, has emphasised the need to leverage on digital technology to foster effective communication in the workplace.

Ukwuoma, who spoke at three-day training on strategic communication and public speaking for personal and organizational productivity in Ondo state, noted the need to demystify public speaking and unravel the fundamentals of strategic communication.

He noted that, words having the power to inform, persuade, educate, and even entertain, should be given optimal consideration in the drive for growth and development.

He said: “Whether you’re a small business owner, a public/civil servant, teacher, leader or even a student, the benefits of understanding public speaking skills cannot be overemphasised. In fact, communication breakdown has largely been responsible for lack of and/or low productivity at the workplace. The vision, mission, objectives and goals of an organisation need to be clearly communicated for every member of staff to operate on the same page with a view to realising the firm’s collective aspirations.

“In view of the above, NACETEM, a knowledge support institution, has consciously thought on the need to put this training on strategic public speaking and communication together with a view to emphasising how significant communication is even in the era of digital technology.”

He noted that there was need to look into issues such as demystifying public speaking, and involve effective communication for optimal results, strategic delivery in public speaking, innovation management and productivity, communication and digital technology, time management and productivity, among others.

He added that the training would in the long run improve participants’ confidence, enhance better research skills and stronger deductive skills as well as improve their ability to advocate for meaningful causes at personal and organisational levels.