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Unformatted text preview: JERRY MAGUIRE 1 Jerry Maguire; a lesson in listening Melonie Buchanan Ivy Tech Community College Communications 102 18:52:45 Prof. Jacob Isaacs JERRY MAGUIRE 2 In the movie, Jerry Maguire , the character is a thoughtless, insensitive 35 year-old sports agent, who learns the importance of listening. In the beginning you think Jerry is a poor listener because he is remarkably successful and has a large number of clients. However, Jerry remains negligent even after he loses his job and has only one client. Several types of ineffective listening styles can be observed. Communication is essential in any relationship, whether it is a partner, work, kids, or interpersonal. The characters in the movie learn that it is just not hearing what someone is saying, but listening to them. When Jerry is on the phone with his client, Rod Tidwell, you see the first example of ineffective listening. The listening style of stage hogging comes to play when Jerry said, “Hey Rod, how are you doing?” Rod goes into a rant about his contract. Jerry never gets his point across to Rod, because Rod doing?...
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- Spring '09
- English-language films, Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe, Sports agent, Regina King, Cuba Gooding, Jr.