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DQ1 Think about someone in your workplace whom you consider to be an effective communicator. What about this person's communication style causes you to think this? What characteristics does this person have that causes him or her to be effective? My company commander is an effective communicator. I have noticed that his reports, manuals, and memos present five common characteristics: they are clear, complete, and correct. Furthermore, they allow the receiver to save time and they help building good will. “Clear” means that his audience (platoon leaders, platoon sergeants, and squad leaders) do not have to guess what his meanings are. “Complete” means that most (if not all) audience questions are answered. “Correct” means that his messages are not only accurate but also grammar errors free. As I previously stated, his communication style is also directed to save the receiver’s time and
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Unformatted text preview: build goodwill. All leaders at every level in our unit can read, understand, and take actions quickly. In building goodwill, he always gives a positive image of the organization he works for. Furthermore, in order continue to build goodwill with his readers, his messages are always credible as his claims are supported by facts or other credible sources; the tone he takes is friendly and polite. His writing is organized, easy to read (i.e. short paragraphs), free from grammatical errors, misspelled words, and gets directly to the point. Whatever he is writing is written from the reader’s point of view not from the writer’s. Reference: Locker, K.O., and Kienzler, D.S. (2008). Business and administrative communication (8 th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill....
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