Being an effective communicator means you are able to convey your thoughts and feelings to others clearly, calmly and easily. Communication and interpersonal skills are essential in nearly all areas of life including your relationship, family, and work.There are four main types of communication:Verbal (using language to speak information), Nonverbal (body language, hand gestures), Written (emails, blogs, texts), and Visual (photo- graphs, art, emojis). You are communicating effectively when the person you are speaking to actively listens, absorbs what you are saying and understands it. Poor communication is caused by people withholding information or expecting others to read their mind, lying, being confrontational, etc. Being able to express yourself clearly to others is a great way to ensure your daily needs are met and ease stress.