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The Principles of Communication (article) 
Communication Professionals will sometimes refer to the 7 Principles of Communication; sadly, these are not standardised (so probably level 200!), but there are some common theme...

Videos under one hour

Preparing for Communications (7-minute video)
This Video Explains Professionalism.

Communication in the Workplace (7-minute video) 
Our ability to communicate effectively affects all aspects of our lives, here are industry experts outline why great communication makes you an ideal candidate for the modern workplace.

Collaboration in the Workplace (8-minute video) 
Few jobs involve working alone, our experts discuss how important collaboration is for you to make an effective and successful workplace and career.

1+ hour videos

Business communication (1 hour course) 
*Requires a Google account
Get simple tips and advice on writing for businesses, and learn how to make your communications concise, easy-to-read, and engaging.

Speaking in public (1 hour course) 
*Requires a Google account
Feel more confident about public speaking, and learn how to quickly and easily tailor your speeches to specific audiences. 

Communicate your ideas through storytelling and design (1 hour course)
*Requires a Google account
You’ll learn how to take advantage of storyboards, mind maps, images and storytelling to capture the attention of your audience. Soon enough you’ll be able to create effective, engaging, and fun presentations.

Longer courses

Communicate Effectively at Work (8 hour course with 6 modules) 
Use digital tools to communicate and collaborate with others in the workplace more effectively. 

Effective communication in the workplace (24 hours)
*Requires registration with The Open University
This free course, Effective communication in the workplace, explores the importance of communication as a skill in the workplace. It aims to increase your understanding of communication skills and to help you to consider how your communication could be perceived by others. You'll cover areas such as verbal and non-verbal communication, written communication and using your communication skills in challenging and diverse situations. You'll also look at possible scenarios for communication in the future, ranging from remote working to virtual reality.