COM 200 final assignment-Sharon Stone

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Running Head: WORKING IT OUT Working it Out Sharon Stone COM 200 Laura Massengale October 24, 2011 Working it Out Dear Bobby and Jen, Congratulations on your recent engagement and I like to welcome you into the realm of marriage. My name is Sharon Stone and I will share with you the concepts of interpersonal communication and how it will influence your lifetime together. Marriage takes work and the key factor is communication (Benjamin, 2010). The purpose of a healthful union is to communicate successfully, walk down memory lane, to value yourselves and your love ones, by understanding the manner your association too others in your day to day existence. Explain the principles and misconceptions in effective interpersonal communications. Making Connections: Understanding Interpersonal Communication (Sole, 2011), addresses six abilities that are needed in communication. The six skills guiding mankind are: “symbols, share meanings, process, culture, context and purpose” (Sole, 2011). These channels signify the manner communication operates, what to be conscious about in interpersonal communication. It is vital to bear in mind there are basic theories directing you to the appreciation of interpersonal communication. The custom to use symbols is what “makes human language unique. A symbol can be anything that conveys a meaning and it can be written, spoken or non-verbal. Drawings, photographs and music can be symbolic. Even objects such as homes, automobiles, clothing and jewelry can be symbolic” (Sole, 2011, Chp. 1.3, ¶ 2). You have the capacity to create something to represent anything creating a boundless talent to communicate. You may not have actually seen an event happen but you can visualize it because of shared language and shared symbols. When you share your experience you are giving an abstraction of the experience, it is your perception you are sharing (Sole, 2011, Chp. 1-3 ¶ 16).
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Working it Out “Communication is a lifelong process and, as we gain practice and experience, we sharpen our communication skills and take them to the next level” (Sole, 2011 chp., ¶ 22). Since this is a constant process, it is necessary to preserve the relationships you have developed. All cultures have symbols that determine the shared assessments and encounters in that culture. You are so involved inside your culture that you fail to recognize its influences on you and how you justify and come to terms of the disagreement is completely determined by your culture. Communication is motivated by context. The location determines how we communicate; we communicate differently at work, home or at a party. Also, how you are feeling at the time comes into play; our emotions influence our communication. If you received bad news before going to a party it will determine your mood, versus if you received good news. It is imperative to consider the environment you are in affects what is suitable in a specific location. Communication is purposeful. You do not communicate just to be heard, but to share meaning
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