Communications unit 9 final essay_Phil Sumner

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Communication 1 Pertinent Factors to Good Communications Phil Sumner Interpersonal Communications Professor Bishop April 28, 2009
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Communication 2 Communications are the key to nearly every situation that we may encounter. Although communications very easy the more we research it the more we find how complex it actually is. Communications contain different factors such as listening, speaking, and perceiving. Without all of these factors taking place communicating to another individual can be very difficult at times. All of these factors seem easy to achieve, but when we look into what goes into listening, speaking, and perceiving we find out that this can be a very difficult task. Most relationships depend on good communication between partners for a lasting chance. Couples must develop good communications between one another so that everyday life under the same roof does not become a consistent problem. In this paper I will define each of the factors that must take place to effectively communicate. I will give examples of good communicating and bad communicating skills. I will give specific examples of when my wife and I have fallen into the rut of bad communications and had to face the consequences of our mishaps. I will also give a specific example of a good conversation where the factors of listening, speaking, and perceiving took place. Listening is probably the biggest key factor in good communications. Listening involves more than just hearing the words that someone is speaking to you. Listening as defined by (Wood, 2006, p. 160) is “an active, complex, process that consists of being mindful; hearing, selecting, and organizing information; interpreting communication; responding; and remembering”. Most of us by this definition do not qualify as good listeners. We may practice some of these traits but it is unlikely that we practice all of them at all times. Listening is a complex process and if we want to get better at it we must like anything else practice it. There are five main techniques involved in helping us to become a better listener. These tactics are as followed:
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Communication 3 1. Pay attention 2. Show that you are listening 3. Provide feedback 4. Defer judgment 5. Respond appropriately (Mindtools.com, 2009)
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