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Running Head: Overcoming Barriers of Miscommunication Overcoming Barriers of Miscommunication Amber Kesterson COM 200: Interpersonal Communication Stacey Howard January 10, 2019
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Running Head: Overcoming Barriers of Miscommunication Overcoming barriers of Miscommunication Communication is a fundamental aspect of being human in which does not come naturally. Whether we choose to use verbal or non-verbal forms of communication, it is vital that we have a clear understanding of the principles that ensure our effectiveness and competency when we communicate. These principles include creating a shared meaning and recognizing our view is one of many. According to Bevan and Sole “competent communication is a skill that must be learned and is crucial in both personal and professiona l life” (Bevan & Sole, 2014). Being aware of the required effort to improve communication skills will help minimize misunderstandings and reach our goal of overcoming barriers. Understanding the principles while practicing to become a more competent communicator will help towards more effective communication. Sometimes we take for granted that our words translate into the exact meaning in which we intended them to. Though this may be human nature, it is a misinformed assumption. Bevan and Sole explains th at “the fundamental purpose of communication is to allow people to generate
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