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Interpersonal Communication Sylwester Czado COM 100, Analytical Paper Professor Lindsay Millett 11-16-06
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Communication is a systemic process in which people interact through symbols to create and interpret meanings. Even though we all communicate, not all of us are perfect at communication, including me. Therefore, I will identify some aspects of my interpersonal communication that I would like to improve on to be a better communicator. Interpersonal communication is communication between people who are usually in close relationships, like friendship and romance. I asked my girlfriend to help me identify five communication behaviors that I should improve on. They consist of two examples of verbal, two examples of listening, and one example of nonverbal. Specifically, these examples include me telling stories incorrectly; having trouble speaking the English language; listening to stories; paying attention to the speaker; and paralanguage. The first communication behavior that I should improve on is verbal. Specifically, it is when I tell stories in improper sequences. I also do not explain in detail the story I am telling. This is part of my interactions because I always like telling stories. However, it seems that I always talk to fast and I do not explain the story well enough. This results in confusing the people that I am telling the story to. There are some changes that I can make to improve my competency as a communicator. Firstly, I should understand that it is inherent in our language for there to be misunderstandings. I need to practice talking slowly, so that I can make myself clear in what I am saying. Furthermore, I need to start stories from the beginning and try to include all the proper details in order to the end of the story. These changes will make me more competent because I will be capable of telling good stories. If I can tell stories with
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the correct pace and with all the details, then I will not confuse anyone. Then my stories will be in proper sequence. The second communication behavior is also verbal communication. It deals with my problems speaking the English language. This is part of my interactions because sometimes I have trouble speaking English to someone. I am bilingual because I can speak English and Polish (and some Spanish). Sometimes, before I speak, I translate
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Huy during the Fall '08 term at Rhode Island.

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