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Third, I am of the opinion that communication is two-way. To be an effective communicator, one must be an effective listener as well. Interrupting others as they speak or being inattentive to what they have to say sends the wrong signal. Further, failure to be attentive to the message others are trying to put across could be constructed to mean one is disinterested in the whole conversation. Such a view in return makes others inattentive of what one has to say. In the light of that, I will strive to be an attentive listener so that others can be willing to listen to me as well.
Next, I am convinced that effective communication goes hand in hand with confidence. With that in mind, I will work on ways of enhancing my confidence. In this case, I will ensure that I develop the courage to say what is really on my…
Attendant upon my transition into the role of Mental Health Staff Nurse, I have devised the following reflective model-to-action plan for the formulation of workable communication skills. ealizing that "…all healthcare professionals require a reasonable level of numeracy for the safe administration of medicines and fluids, budgeting, and the interpretation of statistics,"
(http://learntech.uwe.ac.uk/numeracy 2011), I determined to include practical strategems for assessing ratios and SI units. ealizing also that contemporary education in most disciplines is reorganizing approaches to learning in the light of learning styles and the new paradigm shift which focuses upon the teacher as facilitator and the students as self-directed learners, I began to review various modes of facilitation as well as ways to evaluate student involvement and leadership. The foregoing necessitated a revolutionary change in my personal understanding of communication skills and my selection of the best rudimentary skills to which I might lay claim…
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Boyd & Fayles (1983). Framework for Reflection. Community Healthcare
This was followed by cries of "I'll trade you," and oohs and aahs over who had chosen 'the best ones.' Members of the red team received a consolation choice of prizes.
Then it was time to eat. Everyone was so hot and tired from running around, yet everyone was hungry. Great steaming vats of ground beef and spiced chicken emerged from the kitchen, along with crackly yellow tacos and papery pale quesadillas. The girls squealed as they shoveled the spitting hot meat onto the flat savory disks, heaped with cooling avocado, tomato, lettuce and cheese to calm down the rush of spices. "Don't eat too fast or you'll get sick." There was much talking, giggling, and speculation about what teachers would be mean and what teachers would be nice next year as everyone ate from the Garfield-themed plates, and there was a basket of favors of little blow toys that…
This was unlike my expectation. More or less, I had to hold on because I knew this chance was for my own good and increase in my academic credit was pegged on this.
Rather than whine about the situation, I decided to exercise patience and use the situation to my advantage by doing beyond what was expected of me. Just as I expected, my efforts did not go unnoticed as I was then trusted with greater duties.
Even though I had a weakness of not being a very social person, I learnt that I could work under intense pressure and with set targets ad timelines, that I am a good time manager, a quick learner. What stands out most was that team work is most important and that one should constructively accept criticism. One should also take the initiative to work ahead of the deadline.
The social skills and people…
Communication Skills to Give a Presentation
It has recently been assigned that I will be responsible to present the quarterly sales information at an in-person meeting to a group of stakeholders, managers, sales people, and customers. Before beginning the presentation, it is important to understand how to design the speech to be most effective to the audience.
When preparing a speech, the speaker must be aware of their audience by understanding the way in which their audience listens. There are four main types of listeners: Data, structure, vision, and human element. It is best to assume that every audience has each of the four main types of listeners, so the speaker must prepare the speech accordingly. The speaker should identify as to which is their strong point and use it as the core, but in order to capture the entire audience, it is best to adapt to each (Brown, 2006).…
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from http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/02/business/02offline.html .
Darlington, R. (2010, October 20). How to make a good speech. Retrieved January 23, 2011
Communication as a Skill
Communication is necessary in every field, no matter what it is. So long as two or more people are engaged in that field in working together towards some common objective, communication is a must. That is the takeaway lesson from "A Toolkit for the eal World," (2011) in which it is shown, as Dr. Mullins states, that "communication is important whatever you do, but particularly in science." Why is it important in science, for example? Consider that researchers not only need to study and find solutions to problems, they must also be able to present their findings to audiences and different groups of people. If they cannot present effectively via quality communication skills, what good will their research efforts have been? No one will listen or pay attention and their work will have been in vain. Thus, communication as this article shows is a necessary skill…
Eadie, W. (2009). 21st Century Communication. NY: SAGE.
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Teaching Communication Skills for Students With Autism
The conditions for diagnosis for autism that are presently prevalent within the U.S. are those mentioned in the American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistic Manual for Mental Disorders," Fourth Edition, which is generally pinpointed as 'DSM-IV." Autism is taken into account by the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual (4th Ed, DSM-IV, American Psychiatric Association, 1994) as an existent development disorder (PDD) that is impacted by abnormal or impaired development in social cooperation and speech combined with a constrained array of actions and individual wishes. (Gresham et el, 1999).
Autism is termed as an impotent syndrome marked chiefly by important difficulty in the evolution of speech and social functioning. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) envisages a vast definition of autism that is comprehensive of associated impotencies like Asperger Syndrome, ett's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Autism and ASD are identifications portraying students with a vast array…
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Effective Communication Skills for Early Childhood Educators
In any organizational setting, there is an overarching need for effective communication, making the need for effective communication skills an important asset in virtually any workplace setting. Consequently, some practitioners maintain that effective communication skills are the most essential skill for early childhood educators as well. To determine the accuracy of this assertion, this paper provides a review of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature concerning the importance of effective communication skills for early childhood educators, followed by a summary of the research and important findings in the conclusion.
eview and Discussion
Because all organizations are comprised of people, the need for effective communication skills is clear but this need is even more acute for early childhood educators. In her text, Leadership in Early Childhood, odd (2006, p. 70) reports that, "Effective communication skills are the tools that underpin the ability to act…
Beck, I., & McKeown, M. 2001. 'Text talk: Capturing the benefits of read-aloud experiences for young children.' The Reading Teacher, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 10-20.
Curtis, A. & O'Hagan, M. 2003. Care and Education in Early Childhood: A Student's Guide to Theory and Practice. London: RoutledgeFalmer.
Harms, L. 2007. Working with people: Communication skills for reflective practice. Melbourne,
Vic.: Oxford University Press.
teaching AAC early on impacts developing verbal communication skills in children with autism
EARLY TEACHING OF AAC:
THE IMPACT ON DEVELOPING VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN CHILDREN ITH AUTISM
The basic problem dealt with in this study is the fact that children that have autism often do not communicate well with others. Because of this they may have problems in school communicating with other students and they may also have difficulties in making any kind of close attachments with others. hile many autistic children never form close physical attachments with other individuals, they can learn the important verbal communication skills that they need to survive in school and function on a level that is acceptable to everyone involved in their care.
In order to do this, however, they must learn different ways of communicating from a very early age. This is where AAC comes into play. For children with autism, learning…
Agran, M., & Alper, S. (2000). Curriculum and instruction in general education: Implications for service delivery and personnel preparation. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 25, 167-174.
Agran, M., Alper, S., & Wehmeyer, M. (2002). Access to the general curriculum for students with significant cognitive disabilities: What it means to teachers. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 37, 123-133.
Bird, R, Dores, P., Moniz, D., & Robinson, J. (1989). Reducing severe aggressive and self-injurious behaviors with functional communication training: Direct, collateral and generalized results. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 94, 37-48.
Blischak, D., Loncke, R, & Waller, A. (1997). Intervention for persons with developmental disabilities. In L. Lloyd, D. Puller, & H. Arvidson (Eds.), Augmentative and alternative communication: A handbook of principles and practices (pp. 299-388). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
3. Identify and discuss effective communication techniques used by health professional
As has been briefly referred to above, one of the most useful and important communication technique is the ability to listen attentively and acutely in order to modulate one's response accordingly to the person or patient. There are many different techniques that can be applied to deal with different situations and types of patients. All of these techniques are intended to improve and facilitate the quality of the relationship between the healthcare worker and the patient (Berry, 2007, p. 39).
Empathy and compassion are the hallmarks of the nursing profession and a central technique in communication is allowing the patient to express his or her concerns as fully as possible without interruption and prejudice. This means keeping an open mind and reducing the influence of any prejudice or possible biases that may intrude with the communicative interpretation and…
Whether or not we are experts in technical fields, practically all contemporary business communications require the ability to communicate similar ideas to audiences with different comprehension levels about our topic. In that respect, Zeltser's article is helpful to a very wide audience.
Another useful source of information about communications skills is the article titled "Nonverbal Communication Tips: Improve Your Nonverbal
Communication Skills with these Tips" by About.com contributing writer Kendra Cherry (2012). Cherry explains the importance of understanding nonverbal communications in face-to-face interactions. Those skills may be especially important to practice in an age where so much of our interpersonal communications take place via a digital medium.
Communications Skills Self-Assessment
In college, the majority of our graded academic assignments involve the formal written expression of ideas (such as on examinations and in out-of-class writing assignments). As a result, it is likely that we receive much better feedback and constructive criticism…
Cherry, K. (2012). Top 10 Nonverbal Communication Tips: Improve Your Nonverbal
Communication Skills with these Tips. Accessed online
September 5, 2012
communications skills to solve problems they are likely to encounter in the workplace.
Communication is the process of sharing information, expression, feeling, and thought between two or more people. Effective communication plays an important role in the organizational development, and communication forms an important constituent of every aspect of an organization. To maintain good working relations, it critical for the entire workforce to communicate with one another to enhance coordination, as well maintaining good working relations.
Evidence of communication skills is the ability of an individual or business organization to persuade and negotiate within business environment. Persuading and negotiating is one of the important aspects within business environment. Arriving at a concrete agreement within a business environment involves using effective communication skills. Persuasion involves ability to convince others to reach appropriate course actions, while negotiating involves ability to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.
Evidence of communication skills is…
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Wheeler, S. (2003). Comparing Three IS Codes of Ethics -- ACM, ACS and BCS . 7th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 10-13 July 2003, Adelaide, South Australia. 1576- 1587.
Becoming and remaining an effective leader in any healthcare setting requires a wide range of skills, including most especially the abilities to analyze complex situations and communicate with clinicians from multiple disciplines. The Leadership and Communication coursework provided valuable information and insights concerning these professional needs, but it are also important to reflect on the lessons learned in order to reinforce the learning process. To this end, this four-part reflection paper provides a discussion concerning fresh insight developed with respect to my working style and how I work with others. In addition, an assessment concerning the insights gained regarding conversations and interactions with friends, family, coworkers, and others is followed by a discussion of the strategies that will be used to improve chances for success in the future. Finally, a summary of these four parts and the insights gained is provided in the conclusion.
Part 1: Working Style
I had yet to become fluent in English, much as I loved the subject matter. My grades initially suffered, but I persevered. As the eldest child in the family, I wished to show a shining example of success to my younger brothers and sisters.
After freshman year, through perseverance, passion, and dedication, I made the Dean's list. I now excel in my graduate level classes in my master's program in pharmacy, alongside my freshman year classmates. My courses are rigorous, but the challenge feels easy to me, because of my fluency. However, I have not forgotten the difficulties I experienced in adjusting to a new life. My own struggles have fostered patience and compassion within me. Just as I refused to be daunted when I first came to this country, I will bring the same zeal to teaching the sick how to treat themselves with the medicines they have…
English -- the CV
Professional communication skills in English
Looking back over your portfolio and the course as a whole, what have you learned (about yourself/your strengths/weaknesses/the job application process/employer expectations/interviews etc.), and what ideas/information will you use in future internship and job applications? Why? (If you feel you have not learned anything, please explain why you feel that is, and explain what would have changed that).
One of the most important things I have learned this semester is the difference between casual and professional English. When communicating with English language speakers on a casual level, I often find it easy to be understood, provided that my intention is sincere. Friends are willing to overlook bad grammar and poor choice of vocabulary. I can restate what I mean, use body language and gestures, and laugh at my own lack of comprehension. During a job interview, however, an employer is assessing…
Insomuch, Angela felt that she was being penalized because she worked from home. Although alph tried to explain that this was not the case, he was unsuccessful in conveying the real issue of missing a deadline. Consequently, the focus shifted to more of a personal nature because Angela felt unappreciated so they decided to reconvene to another meeting two weeks later.
Unfortunately, the meeting started with some hostility from Angela. She was very cold and nonresponsive to alph's questions regarding her well-being. Because Angela did not feel positive about the last exchange, she missed another meeting, plus she failed to submit a report. Her actions are labeled as passive aggressive because her lack of apathy has now transferred into a performance issue. With her constant interruptions and frustrations, Angela refuses to communicate and wants to resign. Clearly, conflict is an issue in which resolution is needed in the form of…
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Mind Tools. (2012). Active listening: Hear what people are really saying. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/ActiveListening.htm
Mind Tools. (2012). Conflict resolution: Resolving conflict rationally and effectively. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_81.htm
On some level, art is communication. The artist creates a visual element that conveys complex ideas, emotions, and concepts. Therefore, learning good communication skills is essential for an artist. Communication also requires creativity. Negotiating difficult deals and addressing conflict depend on creative problem solving skills.
Animators are called upon even more to be solid communicators because of the nature of their job. An animator renders stories into visual form. Storytelling is a form of communication. An animator who can communicate well is one who can convey the story arcs and dialog in ways that are memorable and meaningful to the audience. On a more practical level, animators work with people as a matter of course throughout their job. hereas a painter could be holed up in a studio for six months out of the year, never talking to anyone, an animator will rarely live an isolated lifestyle. Communication is…
"Effective Communication Skills: The Art of Communication." Retrieved online: http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/1-13-2005-64148.asp
Scott, Elizabeth. "Communicate: Improve Your Relationships With Effective Communication Skills." About.com. Sept 18, 2011. Retrieved online: http://stress.about.com/od/relationships/ht/healthycomm.htm
Communication theory is described as any systematic explanations of the nature of the communication process. It's important for businesses and organizations to understand communication theory because they can't accomplish their objectives and goals without effective communication between workers. Since it focuses on analyzing the processes with which information is transmitted from the sender to the receiver, communication theory also focuses on the various ways with which information is transferred from one medium to another.
Generally, communication is regarded as the magical factor that can guarantee a happy long-term relationship and organization success (Dainton, 2004). It's an important factor within the Navy, particularly in the Casualty Assistance Calls section since this section deals with helping sailors who have suffered a casualty. Therefore, it's important for the Casualty Assistance Calls Officer to possess effective communication skills because his/her main duty is to provide information, resources, and assistance in the event of a…
Brown, J.M. (n.d.). How Can Cultural Differences Affect Business Communication? Retrieved
December 20, 2011, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/can-cultural-differences-affect-business-communication-5093.html
Dainton. (2004, September 16). Introduction to Communication Theory. Retrieved December
20, 2011, from http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/4983_Dainton_Chapter_1.pdf
Personal Account upon Communication
Communication is an everyday necessity that is additionally a challenging endeavor. Though most everyone engages in communication, very few people are effective communicators. In reflecting on my on communication skills, I understand the necessity of adapting some of my communication methods to meet another individual's communications needs, wishes, and preferences. In a nursing home, I have had to speak louder or slower than my usual communications with others. I have also had to explain something repeatedly or in several ways because of some of the health conditions of the residents in the facility.
When it is evident that I am having problems in communication, I seek advice about it. I also seek advice about communication when I am about to enter into a new situation, such as beginning college, graduate school, a new job, or a new type of job environment, such as the corporate…
Colon-Emeric, C.S., Ammarell, N., Bailey, D., Corazzini, K., Lekan-Rutledge, D., Piven, M.L., Utley-Smith, Q., & Anderson, R.A. Patterns of Medical and Nursing Staff Communication in Nursing Homes: Implications and Insights From Complexity Science. Qualitative Health Research, 16(2), 173 -- 188, 2006.
Pillember, PhD, K., Suitor, PhD, J., Henderson, Jr., C.R., Meador, R., Schultz, L., Robison, PhD, J., & Hegeman, C. A Cooperative Communication Intervention for Nursing Home Staff and Family Members of Residents. The Gerontologist, 43, Special Issue II, 96 -- 106. 2003.
Therefore, the reason for my interest in the graduate program is to participate in this exciting and growing field. In particular I hope to work with children and their families who encounter different speech, language, and communication difficulties. In addition to providing core support in terms of speech and language therapy, I also intend to become active as a community leader who can address issues like social stigma and alternative forms of communication. In a highly verbal society such as ours, I believe it is imperative to find new ways of reaching out and interacting with those who do not or cannot conform to the majority standard of communications efficiency. A graduate degree will help me be use all the resources available to enhance understanding and treatment of speech, language and communications problems. Thank you for your consideration.
acism in the United States is often seen as the methodical oppression of African-Americans and other people of color and the related ideology of white supremacy and black inferiority. These two aspects of racism have influenced the U.S. society from the early 1600's until the present (Bohmer 1998). It all comes down to everyone being different and people being unable to accept these differences.
I have often found myself when choosing people to date letting the fact of whether these people had any college education or not influence my decision on who to go out with and who not to. After evaluating that way of thinking, I have come to the realization that this is just silly and that this factor should not be something that I take into the equation when deciding who to go out with.
Effective communication occurs mainly at an unconscious level and this…
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3. If you feel threatened by what the other person has to say, take a break and formulate a reasoned response later.
IV. The third sign of miscommunication is not appreciating differences in communication styles.
A. The popular book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus illustrates some different communication styles.
1. Although the differences are not necessarily related to gender, they are related to healthy relationships in general.
2. Some people prefer long periods of silence, while others like to talk a lot.
3. Some people need frequent positive feedback.
B. especting the other person's unique needs is crucial for healthy relationships.
1. When in doubt, ask the other person what they need from you to be a better communicator.
2. Be patient; it takes time to learn what the other person needs
3. Become more aware of your own communication styles and express what they are.
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Employees become frustrated and develop negative views concerning management. Any animosity that the employee may exhibit could result in workplace violence. If employees are terminated or laid off under such conditions, resentment could lead to violence (Chenier 1998)." stressful work environment can also lead to poor service and customer dissatisfaction (aner 1995). In severe cases, problems communicating in the workplace can lead to the demise of a business or enterprise. Therefore, it is vitally important that workplace communications problems are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner. Over the next few paragraphs, we will discuss how communication problems in the workplace can be resolves.
Resolving Communications Problems in the orkplace
Stoppler (2005) explains that problems communication in the workplace will always exist to some extent. Therefore, managers and employees alike must find ways to resolve these conflicts. The author argues there are ten ways that communication problems in the workplace…
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Communication Challenges for Project Managers
Unit 3 The first article that details the pitfalls of communication for project managers is Foong's "Effective communication: a challenge to project managers." This article focuses on the various points of difficult project managers might encounter while attempting to communicate with people during the tenure of a project. Those pitfalls most eminently include a range of stakeholders, various factors of diversity for project team members, and the lack or inefficacy of a communication plan explicitly for a particular project. The diversity that project managers are sure to encounter include geographical, educational, and experiential factors that can greatly vary amongst those working on a project. Moreover, project managers need to not only create a communication plan that is inclusive of both stakeholders and team members, but they must also specifically tailor it to meet the various needs of these people (Foong, 2014).
Sweeney's "Top five communication…
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Sweeney, J.A. (2010). Top five communication skills for project managers. www.projectsmart.co.uk Retrieved from http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/top-five-communication-skills-for-project-managers.php
I have a number of different skills that will come in handy in my future endeavors. Skills come in a number of different categories, including work content skills, personal attributes and technological skills. Some of these I have always had, but others I have needed to develop over time. For the most part, technical skills that I have are ones that I have cultivated through training and experience. I believe that I have many of the attributes that I need to pursue the next stage of my career.
As far as technical skills, I have a lot of basic technological skills, including basic computer skills as far as office software, using the Internet and email, and mobile communications as well. In addition to the basics, I have developed a proficiency in virtual team work. This is an emerging area of work as industries are becoming more globalized and…
Podmoroff, D. (2014). Working in a virtual team. MindTools.com. Retrieved June 5, 2014 from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/working-virtual-team.htm
Reid, J. (2008). The resilient leader: Why EQ matters. Ivey Business Journal. Retrieved June 5, 2014 from http://iveybusinessjournal.com/topics/leadership/the-resilient-leader-why-eq-matters
Now I realize that we both ignored feedback because of our anger. I was angry I couldn't do what I wanted to do, and my mother was angry that I was not doing what I was told. We did not have a meaningful dialogue, and I never asked why she wanted me home by a certain time. She never told me, either. Today, I would have asked her why she wanted me home earlier than I thought I should be home, and I would give her my reasons for wanting to stay out later. We did not use feedback effectively; we let our emotions rule instead.
Finally, I'm remembering a conversation I had with a friend that totally broke down. We were just hanging out, talking about stuff, and I said something that he misconstrued. I didn't realize it at the time, and did not realize I had offended him.…
Communication in Organizations
Define organizational culture and provide analysis of organizational culture relating to role, power, people and task culture as discussed by Charles B. Handy (1994) "Understanding Organizations"
Organizational culture is many things including the values and behaviors an organization and its members adopt to create the environment in which they work. esearchers have struggled for decades to define organizational culture as one thing or another. They have also worked diligently to define what skills or components are necessary to promote a successful 'culture' within an organization. To understand how organizational culture can benefit any enterprise one must first define organizational culture.
Organizational culture is defined differently depending on who you talk to. There are several consensus opinions however about what organizational culture includes. Organizational culture includes the morals, values, beliefs and strategies a firm and its employees or managers adopt to conduct business successfully (Bonache & Cabrera, 1999).…
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COMMUNICATION IN EDUCATIONAL -- PIESTLEY'S PAADOX
Introduction to Priestley's Paradox
According to Priestley's Paradox, there may be an inverse relationship between the quality of communications and the complexity and variety of modern methods of communication (Hodge 1993, 4; Eunson 2008, 17). More specifically, Priestley suggested that the richest and most effective means of communications is the process of face-to-face verbal communication between two individuals. Every additional variable, such as adding more individuals to the communications chain or introducing artificial technological mechanism necessarily reduces the quality and accuracy of the communications process. In principle, therefore, direct face-to-face communications between two people is more effective than direct, face-to-face communications among larger groups of individuals. Likewise, face-to-face communications are preferable to telephonic communications, written communications, and other forms of remote communications (Hodge 1993, 6; Eunson 2008, 18).
Applying Priestley's Paradox to the Educational Environment
Priestley's Paradox is more relevant to the contemporary educational…
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Wolf's book, based on a number of scholarly articles she wrote during the last several years, looks at the manner in which women have been portrayed in the Broadway musical, and the references and relevance of those portraits to society's expectations of the time.
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Communication within the context of management, my advice would rely primarily on teamwork. By relying solely on his secretary to conduct his communication, the student is not developing the necessary skills to become a successful manager. Management is predicated on effective communication. In many instances, the most effective leaders are in turn, the best communicators. Managers in particular must be able to articulate a compelling value proposition for their respective teams in order to achieve superior results. In order to inspire, communication skills must subsequently be developed. By simply delegating this task to his secretary, the management student is foregoing his own personal growth and leadership development (Kleiman, 2010).
Written communication in particular is especially important as the world's economies become more interrelated. In many instances, mangers are not subject to the geographical constraints that they were in the past. This provides better efficiencies in regards to communications as tools…
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Communication Management and Organizational Change
Communication management in the organization and most specifically in the organizational change environment is critically important. The work of Heathfield entitled "Communication in Change Management" state that it is impossible to "over-communicate when you are asking your organization to change." (2011, p.1) According to Heathfield, there are four critical components of effective communication as follows:
(1) The person sending the message must ensure that the message is presented clearly with great detail and that the message be perceived as containing integrity and that the message be authentic;
(2) The individual reading the message must make the decision to listen and to ask questions to ensure clarity and finally must trust the message's sender;
(3) The method of delivery must be chosen as appropriate for the context and for the needs of the sender and receiver of the message;
(4) The message content must resonate and…
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Skills and Knowledge Area
The ability to research and interpret and then apply various local and federal and State laws as well as ordinances related to Community Programs is an extremely important and demanding skill. One example of the demonstration of this ability is that explained by Thomas R. Suozzi, the County Executive of Nassau, and Lorna B. Goodman, County Attorney of Nassau County, in their Annual Report on their County presented in December 2004. Herein, it is stated that with the support of the people of the county, they have managed to indeed accomplish a great many things, and they then proceed to list out the various activities and accomplishments. The first one is, according to the Report that of managing to bring 'in-house' the remaining part of the more than $10 million of specified legal work that had actually been given to the private bar earlier. The reason…
Communication and Leadership
hat makes a great leader? How is a great leader made? There is no single answer to that question because there are as many different kinds of great leaders as there are problems in society that need to be overcome. hile certainly it is true that many important and effective leaders share a number of the same qualities, it is also imperative to remember that each leader has different challenges that face him or her because of the particular historical circumstances that call that person to be a leader.
This research proposal maps out a plan to study the ways in which African-Americans become leaders in the United States today, looking at the struggles that they have to overcome in terms of the general level of background racism that still exists in this nation. But this is certainly not a research project designed to cast pity on…
We now turn away from recent history to contemporary American society to look at the ways in which some contemporary African-Americans are becoming leaders in their communities, despite the racism that they face from the surrounding world. http://www.twbookmark.com/books/33/0446675466/chapter_excerpt9276.html
In addition to gaining knowledge, experience, and training for becoming a better health care practitioner, one of the most valuable aspects of going from a bachelor's degree-prepared nurse to a master's degree-prepared family nurse practitioner is learning about and fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of communication. Going through this school of nursing program to become a family nurse practitioner has made me acutely aware of the value of collaboration in nursing, which is facilitated in great part via communication with others. Such communication is substantially more involved than merely taking orders from a physician or some other authoritative health care worker, and actually pertains to a multi-faceted method working in concert with others in ways that are both direct and indirect. Of the former, the forming and fulfillment of collaborations and partnerships plays a big part, whereas the latter is widely effected through engaging with the nationwide and…
In that survey, employers in the field of "Health Care and Pharmaceutical" were queried as to the "Top Five Skills That Are Attractive in MBA Graduates." Since my concentration is Healthcare Management, this portion of the survey is of keen interest. Those top five skills, which I believe I possess, include: 1) "ability to think analytically"; 2) "ability to think strategically"; 3) "leadership skills"; 4) "oral communication skills"; 5) and "interpersonal skills."
Moreover, among the Healthcare/Pharmaceutical skills that employers in this survey believe should "be strengthened" through MBA programs, are: "ability to make decisions with imperfect information"; "ability to think strategically"; and "written communication skills."
In conclusion, I wish to address another question which was posed for this essay, "What are your concerns about your ability to be successful in an MBA program?" My concerns are related to how high I can go in my MBA program scholastic achievement…
Graduate Management Admission Council (2004). Employer Assessment of MBA
Students. Retrieved December 26, 2004, from http://www.gmac.com .
Inside Yahoo Education (2004). MBA Skills: What do you need to succeed? Retrieved
December 24, 2004, from http://education.yahoo.com/college/essentials/articles/biz/mba_skills.html .
communications in a business setting compromise the work of that business, a solution must be found for the benefit of the company and of all who work there. Problems can arise when employees whose tasks require written communications skills are deficient in those skills. Problems can arise also when employees are expected to both understand and explain matters verbally and nonverbally.
The cure for the first problem could be as simple as sending the employee in question for writing instruction.
The cure for the second is, however, much less straightforward. The problem might arise because of the use, or misuse, of strategic ambiguity either by the employee exhibiting the problem, or by managers and colleagues who deal with her. Or it might be caused by an unrecognized personal problem of the employee, for example, a drinking/drugs problem or a cognitive disability of short or long duration. This paper looks at…
Ames, Genevieve M., Joel W. Grube, and Roland S. Moore. 'The relationship of drinking and hangovers to workplace problems: an empirical study." Journal of Studies on Alcohol 58, no. 1 (1997): 37+.
Cooper, Lynn O. "Listening competency in the workplace: a model for training." Business Communication Quarterly 60, no. 4 (1997): 75+.
Crombie, Winifred, and Helen Samujh. "Negative messages as strategic communication: a case study of a New Zealand company's annual executive letter." The Journal of Business Communication 36, no. 3 (1999): 229.
Krider, Diane S., and Peter G. Ross. "The experiences of women in a public relations firm: a phenomenological explication." The Journal of Business Communication 34, no. 4 (1997): 437+.
effective communication in the criminal justice profession. Good verbal and nonverbal communication is essential in every area of the criminal justice system, and developing good communications techniques is essential for criminal justice professionals. These skills can be used with other professionals, in interrogations, and in just about every aspect of a criminal justice career.
The process of effective verbal and nonverbal communication between criminal justice professionals entails everything from writing case decisions in the judicial setting, to writing police reports, internal communications, public relations material, and communications regarding cases, interviews of suspects, and much more. All of these communications between professionals follow a process of information being found, verified, and used to advance the field or the case in some way. It also uses primary and secondary sources for the information, and the process also entails several stages in the information flow. These stages are informal discussion, formal reports, exchange…
Heilman, K., & Lawson, K.M. (2000, December). Facilitating communication. Corrections Today, 62, 84.
Shadow, M. (2008). Improving nonverbal communication in criminal justice. Retrieved 1 Oct. 2009 from the Socyberty.com Web site: http://socyberty.com/law/improving-nonverbal-communication-in-criminal-justice/ .
Administrative Leadership in Education -- My Philosophy
Assuming that the leader has integrity, is morally upright, and is in the public school system in order to make a difference (a positive impact on learning), among the most important things that a leader in a public school -- a principal or vice principal, or a board member or counselor -- should concentrate on is his or her ability to communicate. That's my overriding philosophy. And by communicate I am not just talking about speaking or sending emails, writing reports or talking to students during lunch period or recess. Nor am I referring to a phone conversation with a concerned parent whose child has been bullied in school.
The raw basic definition of communication means the act of imparting information, or transmitting information. But communication is a two-way street and if the person in an administrative position isn't listening to what is…
Skilss in Interpersonal, Group and Organizational Communications
The objective of this study is to examine interpersonal communication and spoken skills. This work will examine communication skills using the theories of Pragmatic Perspective, Psychological Perspective, Social Constructionist, and social responsibility theory. Trenholm (2008) states that communication "is very important to everyone. One form of communication that occurs among individuals is known as interpersonal communication. Interpersonal communication is a term "reserved for two-person, face-to-face interaction and is often used interchangeably with the term dyadic communication."
Interpersonal Communication: Speaking and Listening Skills
Interpersonal communication can be understood as the interaction that takes place between individuals and concerns the deliver and receipt of information or a message. Involved in interpersonal communication are listening as well as nonverbal forms of communication and speaking. Listening is the capacity to both understand and provide appropriate response to what others are saying. Listening requires the evaluation of what…
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Swallowing Difficulty and Speech Difficulty on Quality of Life in Patients with PEG Tubes vs. Those on NGT Feeding Systems
Stroke can effect neurological functioning and can have an effect on the patient's ability to talk and swallow. This condition can lead to severe malnutrition A decision is often made to feed the patient using a tube feeding method. Many studies have been performed to measure the clinical outcomes of these procedures, but few have focused on the effects of the patient's quality of life after receiving these interventions. This study will measure the effects of having a PEG tube inserted on the patient's quality of life as it relates to their ability to communicate and swallow. Two research questions will be answered: "Does a PEG procedure have an effect on the patient's ability to communicate their wishes and improve there satisfaction with the quality of their life in regards…
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communication chapter 3 Maximum Performance, describe develop enhance communication abilities skills future (15 marks). Part 2: EITHE: imagine brought a consultant offer advice communication processes business/organisation work ( worked recently).
The modern day business society is extremely dynamic and competitive. In the context of increasing forces of globalization, economic agents transcend boundaries and strengthen their competitive positions. This virtually means that the companies are presented with two different situations. For once, within the global community, they become able to access wider consumer markets and enhance their sales levels. On the other hand however, within the domestic community, they encounter increased competition as more foreign players enter the local market.
The business community as such becomes more and more competitive. But the complexities of the economic climate do not end with globalization, as these are enhanced by other elements as well. For instance, the demands of the customers exponentially increase…
Forster, N.S., 2011, Maximum performance: a practical guide to leading and managing people, Edward Eldar Publishing
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communication and information technologies that help e-commerce firms to perform work in a virtual work environment. The paper adopts the approach of a consultant tasked with performing SWOT analysis of Amazon. Based on the SWOT analysis of Amazon, the report recommends that the company should adopt DIVA, a group-ware communication and collaboration tool proposed by Sohlenkamp and Chwelos (1994). The model will help Amazon compete with the new e-commerce firms such as Boxed®. The wholesale competitor has efficiently used communication and information technology tools to create a niche in the market.
New communication system: Impact on e-commerce and business communication
Businesses increasingly provide telecommuting facility for their employees. To effectuate this working design, internet and intranet are used as communication sources. To communicate through web-based applications and systems, employees require effective communication skills both formal and informal. The remote working model requires that employees collaborate with the employer through reliable…
Cascio, W.F. (2000). Managing a virtual workplace. The Academy of Management Executive, 14(3), 81-90.
Mims, C. (2013, Nov). How 10 people built a competitor to Amazon.com for $1 million-in 90 days. QUARTZ. Retrieved from: http://qz.com/149811/how-10-people-built-a-competitor-to-amazon-com-for-1-million-in-90-days/
Sohlenkamp, M., & Chwelos, G. (1994, October). Integrating communication, cooperation, and awareness: the DIVA virtual office environment. In Proceedings of the 1994 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work (pp. 331-343). ACM. Retrieved from: http://pdf.aminer.org/000/121/938/integrating_communication_cooperation_and_awareness_the_diva_virtual_office_environment.pdf
Sources of information that I find useful for understanding what successful presentation skills entail for public administrators
There are several sources that I find useful for understanding what successful presentation skills entail.The most important of these peer-reviewed journals like the works of Longo and (Tierney,2012),Kimm and Kenyon (2002).I also rely on websites and book on communication skills.
How I assess my presentation skills
I basically assess my presentation skills from the feedback I get from my peers and students.
Do you feel the same way?
Yes I do.
Share examples of good presentations and bad presentations.
Examples of good presentations are the ones having definition, an introduction, main body and a conclusion. They also must have sounds and some forms of animation.bad ones lack all the above mentioned qualities.
What design principles and guidelines will you use for your presentation?
I design my presentation to match the theme…
Kimm, S., Kenyon, M (2002).Presentation skills workshops for nurses. Nurse Education Today.Vol. 22, Issue 2 (2002)p.144 -- 151.
Longo a, Tierney C.J (2012).Presentation skills for the nurse educator. Nurses Staff Dev. 2012 Jan-Feb;28(1):16-23.
" Nevertheless, the research to date indicates that participative management techniques can provide a major return on the investment. According to Angermeier, Dunford and Boss (2009, p. 127), "Employee perceptions of the extent to which their work climate is participative rather than authoritarian have important implications for critical work attitudes and behavior."
The research to date has confirmed that employees in highly participative work environments outperformed their counterparts in nonparticipative management organizations (Angermeier et al. 2009). For example, a study by Angermeier and his associates found that employees working in participative management settings provided 14% better customer service, committed 26% fewer clinical errors, demonstrated 79% lower burnout, and were 61% less likely to leave the organization than employees in more authoritarian work environment. According to Angermeier et al. (2009, p. 128), "These findings suggest that participative management initiatives have a significant impact on the commitment and productivity of individual employees."…
Angermeier, I, Dunford, BB & Boss, AD 2009, March-April, 'The Impact of Participative
Management Perceptions on Customer Service, Medical Errors, Burnout, and Turnover
Intentions,' Journal of Healthcare Management, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 127-134.
Biech, E 2001, the Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Tools: Best of the Annuals. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.
Academic and Professional Development
A scholar-practitioner in clinical research administration is someone who can actively apply academic research to his or her mindful practice in the field and affect the lives of patients in a positive way and who can also use clinical knowledge, experience, and wisdom to inform his or her academic practice. In other words, he or she can enjoy 'the best of both worlds' and merge practice and theory. The practice of medicine is ultimately designed to help people in the real world, so there should always be a dialogue or permeable relationship between scholarship and research. The clinical research administrator embodies this ideal. I see this in my own work and also the work of others. One of the strengths of master's level research is that it enables a nurse to function both as a scholar and also to continue to work effectively in the field…
Communication Skills Needed for Effective Collaboration
Communication is the process of relaying information from the source to the recipient. The essential elements in a communication process include the message, channel, encoder and the decoder. The message is the intended information that is passed by the communicator to the listener. From the source, the message is made meaningful through the encoder. Once the message reaches the other end of the communication channel, it gets meaning to the recipient when has passed through the decoder stage (Agarwal, 2010). This also means that the message can be made use of once the message passes through all these stages.
The audience cannot make much out of the communication because of a breakdown. The reasons for these include inappropriate message, wrong medium used as well as presence of detractors in the channel of communication.
The audience has a difficulty following the communication…
Agarwal, O. (2010). Effective communication (Rev. ed.). Mumbai [India: Himalaya Pub. House.
Decker, B. (2007). How to communicate effectively. London: Kogan Page
Mambert, W. (2013). The elements of effective communication; idea, power, tactics. Washington: Acropolis Books.
McQuail, D. (2011). Communication. London: Longman.
Electronic communication such as texting and emailing are not as effective as talking face-to-face with someone.
Premises/Data: Studies have showed that without face-to-face interaction, the lack of nonverbal cues, facial emotions prevents successful communication and hinders growth in a relationship. One study of preteens at a summer camp found that with just five days without electronics, the children showed improvement in there nonverbal communication skills (Uhls et al., 2014). We already know that non-verbal communication is a significant portion of communication, that when presented with a person face-to-face, as little as 7% of communication was verbal (Yaffe, 2011). Thus, these preteens were improving immediately their ability to comprehend what is in many cases the majority of communication messages.
Studies of virtual teams have found that people are even inclined to interpret email text for non-verbal messages. The problem with doing so is that we tend to use shorthand for…
Bitti, P. & Garotti, P. (2011). Nonverbal communication and cultural differences: Issues for face-to-face communication over the Internet. face-to-face Communication Over the Internet. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
Cheshin, A., Rafaeli, A. & Bos, N. (2011). Anger and happiness in virtual teams: Emotional influences of text and behavior on others' affect in the absence of non-verbal cues. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Vol. 116 (1) 2-16.
Uhls, Y., Michikyan, M., Morris, J., Garcia, D., Small, G., Zgourou, E. & Greenfield, P. (2014). Five days at outdoor education camp without screens improves preteen skills with nonverbal emotion cues. Computers in Human Behavior. Vol. 39 (Oct 2014) 387-392.
Yaffe, P. (2011). The 7% rule, fact, fiction or misunderstanding. Ubiquity Vol. 2011 (Oct) 1-5.
Communication, particularly in a global economy is critical to success. Communication allows individuals to discuss ideas and notions in a common language and format. It allows for the exchange of ideas that can ultimately help improve the well being of an individual, a company, or society overall. The healthcare industry is no different in this regard. In fact communication is paramount to the success of the industry overall. Management must be able to properly disseminate information to subordinates to drive both profitability and service. Subordinates must be able to freely communicate findings or ideas that can help improve the healthcare facility overall. Management must be able to listen to recommendation to guide the overall direction of the healthcare firm. As such, communication skills are a key competency for a nurse manager.
To achieve better communication skills one must first practice communicating. It is through this practice that I personally developed…
1) Schramm, W. (1954). How communication works. In W. Schramm (Ed.), The process and effects of communication (pp. 3 -- 26). Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press
.....difficult, facilitating and fostering proper communication in all necessary and needed forms is vital and one must consider culture and gender when it comes to the same
Principles and Barriers to Communication
There are both guidelines and barriers to good communication
Examples include when to say something, why to say something, how to say something and what can get in the way of all of the above
Examples will be given of all of the above
Role of Communication
In self-concept, self-image and self-esteem
How you see yourself impacts how you speak and how you react to others
How you feel you stand compared to the other matters and so does how you perceive that they look at you
Who to disclose things to Must be careful who to disclose things to Must know why someone "needs to know," who they are relative to the situation and so forth…
Communication, particularly within a military setting is critical. As the world economy continues its rapid change and innovation, communication techniques must also adapt. Integrated communication between varying branches, nations, and agencies is therefore needed to thwart national security threats. These threats often arise quickly and unexpected. The September 11th terrorist attacks; the Boston Marathon Bombing, and ISIS are all examples of rapid strikes. In many of these instances, military personnel had information that would have been useful in successful prevention. Unfortunately, integrated communication infrastructure was lacking, costly many American lives. Now, the threats are even more deadly. Cyber attacks on American business, the miniaturization of deadly bombs, and the ability to manufacture nuclear arms are problems that will be faced in the future. Swift communication is therefore needed to abated and diminish the prevalence of these threats.
To begin, the military uses both internal and external military communication platforms. Internal…
1) Nageshwar Rao, Rajendra P.Das, Communication skills, Himalaya Publishing House, 9789350516669, p.48
2) Schramm, W. (1954). How communication works. In W. Schramm (Ed.), The process and effects of communication (pp. 3 -- 26). Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press.
Communications -- Personal Statement
Say the word 'communications,' and immediately people think of the written or the spoken word. They think of a page of newspaper, a conversation with a friend. But corporate communications encompasses so much more than merely the verbal exchange of ideas.
Corporate communications is kinesthetic. Through my work at my current place of business, Alcoa I communicate by email to all Alcoans worldwide, regarding the Earthwatch program, including its guidelines and the application process. Earthwatch expeditions are hands-on efforts designed to add to the knowledge of Alocan personnel to give them personal knowledge of the different needs that must be met to build a sustainable future. My communication efforts for this program are personal as well as technical, and facilitate the communications process between employees on a personal level, and for the fifteen individuals ultimately chosen to become a part of the program, on a physical…
Skills International School: Case Study/Case Study: Improving the Performance of Skill
Communication plan (To Staff And Parents)
Philosophy of staff development and retention
This paper is a case study on issues that concern Skill International School leadership. Its major aim is to analyze the major approach employed in school leadership for complete improvement that lead to academic success. In an environment that is decentralized, school districts are adopting varied approaches to school leadership cooperation and distribution. They do this with the aim of responding to the pressures that emanate from ebbing school resources and enrolments (Hargreaves et al., 2007).
The Skill International School has the lowest performance in the municipality, Title 1 school (89% receive reduced or free lunch), very high staff/faculty turnover ratio, and very low support from PTO/PTA organizations. There is a great need to build on innovative ideas for…
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Dickinson, B. (2013). How to Prepare a Parent Teacher Communication Plan. Member Hub. Five Points Solution, Inc. Retrieved on 7th October, 2015 from http://memberhub.com/blog/parent-teacher-communication-plan/
Exforsys. (2006). Sample Resume -- Principal Resume. IT Training and Consulting. Retrieved on 7th October, 2015 from http://www.exforsys.com/career-center/sample-resumes/sample-resume-principal-resume.html
Jeff Career Approach. (2015). School Principal Resume Sample Two. JefftheCareerCoach.com. Retrieved on 7th October, 2015 from http://www.jeffthecareercoach.com/sample-resumes/school-resume/school-principal-resume-sample-two/
Communication Climate at the Workplace
The communication climate at Digital Prints is supportive. This is mainly because the workplace is warm, supportive, and open. A supportive climate is encouraging to the subordinates as compared to the defensive climate that puts an individual on the guard. It is easy for an employee to talk to each other and understand one another. With an open exchange of ideas and everyone is open to listening and discussing projects it is easy for the employees to get work done. Employees are allowed to test out their ideas and the management is more accommodative. This support has been beneficial to the employees in terms of being open and sharing their perceptions. Communication at the workplace is supportive in that employees will respond to emails promptly and they will listen to one another without interruption (Mohammed & Hussein, 2008). The viewpoints of each other are considered…
This, perhaps, has made me more of an avid listener that is eager to appreciate what others have got to say rather than being a high decibel demagogue that would neither brook any resistance nor would tolerate any dissidence, however mild that may be.
Thus, the very essence of communication, which is nothing but a means of encouraging and stimulating others to share their views while attempting to skillfully shepherd them to veer around towards the speaker's perspectives, and the form it would finally acquire, is heavily influenced by the speaker's personal behavioral traits.
Listening as a Potent Tool for Effective Communication
We must have heard numerous times the exhortation, "Listen carefully, I don't want repeat myself," in some form or the other but in our excessive eagerness to make ourselves heard, we have ignored such requests and pleas and put an unceremonious end to many a potentially enriching communication.…
Carbonell, M. (2005). Extreme personality makeover: How to develop a winning Christ-like personality to improve your effectiveness! . Blue Ridge, GA: Uniquely You Resources.
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Madrigal, D., & McClain, B. (2001, August). The secret of active listening. Tactical Response, pp. 50-52.
Communication is defined as both, the imparting or exchanging of information or news, and it is the successful conveying or sharing of ideas and feelings. The methods of communication can be verbal or non-verbal. In particular, the latter is known as demonstrative communication, which includes, the use of facial expression, body language, appearance, and various gestures to convey how he or she feels.
Non-verbal communication is might be used to reinforce verbal communication or as a form of communication on its own. For example, when introducing oneself to other, it might not be enough to just say hello but he or she may add to it a facial expression like a smile or a certain positive and friendly demeanor. As a sender of such demonstrative manner, the receiver will then be able to gauge how to react, which in such situation is positive. In addition, the way a person looks…
Stewart, G. (n.d.). Types of nonverbal communication: Listening Skills. Better business communication results. Retrieved November 6, 2011, from http://www.leehopkins.com/types-of-nonverbal-communication-listening-skills.html
Sutton, N. (n.d.). Pros & Cons of Nonverbal Communication | eHow.com. eHow | How to Videos, Articles & More - Discover the expert in you. | eHow.com. Retrieved November 6, 2011, from http://www.ehow.com/info_8117087_pros-cons-nonverbal-communication.html
However, gender expectations of different nations can impede free and open discussion in intercultural communications, if a particular culture has yet to accept that it is appropriate for women to confidently assume positions of authority.
Although cross-cultural communication presents a challenge, globalization has made understanding the difference between high-context and low-context cultures even more vital than ever before. Implied meanings in different cultures have different levels of signification, based upon relationships. "In relationship-oriented countries like Mexico, India and China, people tend to prioritize projects based on the hierarchy of the person who owns it" in contrast to the United States, where the project itself is viewed more important than the person in charge (Frase 2007).
Much like male-female communication tropes, social expectations rather than actual message or even delivery can affect the message conveyed and impede communication. An analysis of diverse work teams at international firms by Brett et al.…
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Reporter, 20(21), 19, 26. Retrieved July 21, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global
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The Application of Five Communication Theories
There are countless communication theories, with each one looking at a different aspect of communication or looking at communication in a new way. The number of theories that exist raises the question of how they can be used to understand communication. The answer is that every communication is complicated, with one single theory not being enough to understand every communication completely. For this reason, various theories can be applied to various situations, with each one helping us to understand something about the communication. To consider how real situations can be analyzed, five communication theories will be described. Each one will then be applied to a real situation to show how the theory helps create understanding of the communication events and processes that make up human life.
Theory of Feminine Style
The theory of feminine style argues that the difference in the way that…
Dow, B.J. & Tonn, M.B. "Feminine Style and Political Judgment in the Rhetoric of Ann Richards." Quarterly Journal of Speech, 79(1993), 286-302.
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Communication in a Nursing Environment
This research paper deals with the subject of ensuring effective communication between nursing staff, their patients, and the patient's family. It is proposed that understanding and utilizing body language would be an effective way for a nurse to improve communication.
The nature of communication and of the importance of body language in the communication process was researched, with a focus on how this can be used to assist in communication. ased on the research, it is seen that body language can be used by nursing staff to ensure they send the right message to patients and their families and also to ensure the real message and the real state of patients can be understood.
From the research and its application to nursing and the environment of nursing, it can be seen that body language could be an effective tool in improving communication processes. In turn,…
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Every effort should be made at first not to see these differences as right or wrong by suspending judgment. Seek more information that could expand your understanding.
Given these three recommendations, there are several problematic areas with the conversation above. Before looking at the oral aspects, however, it is readily possible to see that problems exist in the written form as well. There are a large number of glaring grammatical and spelling errors. These are highlighted below:
A: everyone wants to go to Prague for new year (3)do you think it would be good to go to Prague? (Everyone wants to go to Prague for the New Year. Do you think it would be good to go to Prague?)
S: who's going? (Who's going?)
A: so farMaddy (.) Eleanor (.)Anna (.)dunno (So far, Maddy, Eleanor and Anna, I think.)
S: do you want to go to Prague? (Do you want…
Communication in organizations includes all the means, both formal and informal, by which information is passed up, down, and across the network of managers and workers in a business. These various types of communication may be used to distribute official information between workers and management, to trade hearsay and rumors, or anything in between. The dispute for businesses is to control these countless communications so they serve to advance customer relations, encourage employee satisfaction, build knowledge-sharing all through the organization, and most significantly, improve the firm's competitiveness (Communication in Organizations, 2012).
Communication is one of the most prevailing and important activities in organizations. Basically, relationships grow out of communication, and the functioning and survival of organizations is based on effectual relationships amid individuals and groups. Additionally organizational capabilities are developed and carried out through intensely social and communicative processes. Communication helps people and groups manage activities to attain goals, and…
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