Defining Communication Skills
Communication skills are one of those transcendent skills that follow you from job to job and from technology to technology. Once learned, these skills seldom become obsolete. In fact, a well-written letter from 100 hundred years ago would, minus irrelevant or outdated references, sound much like a well-written letter today.
This should be great cause for excitement. The fact is, when you master communication skills, you will use them throughout your lifetime. In an industry where technical talent is quickly made obsolete, it is nice to identify important skills that maintain their value.