My living room and dining room are decorated in bold, warm autumn colors with a country
primitive dcor. I have never thought about it but I have been told they match my personality
perfectly in that I am a warm inviting person wh
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relationships among ideas, the soundness of evidence, and the differences between fact and
the person who is presenting an oral message to a listener
whatever a speaker communicates to someone else
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ce Breaker Speech A speech early in the term designed to get students speaking in front of
the class as soon as possible. (pg 64)
The opening section of a speech. (pg 66)
A word or phrase that indicates when
Empathic and Objective Listening
To understand a person in what that mean and also what they feel you have to listen
with some degree of empathy, which is the feeling of anothers feelings.
-Empathic listening is to feel with them, see the world as they se
Nonjudgmental and Critical Listening
To effectively listen you have to include both nonjudgmental and critical responses. You
need to listen nonjudgmentally with an open mind toward understanding. But you also
need to listen critically with a view toward
Listening in the classrooms
Listening is definitely a type of communication. In order to be successful in this type of
communication you must:
-Prepare yourself to listen. For example, sit up in front where you can see tour instructor
and any visual aids
Listening in Interpersonal Communication
In todays workplace, listening is considered a very important and crucial skill. Whether
a janitor or the principle listening is needed in order to function effectively in todays
Individualist and collectivist cultures
Cultural Trait- an individualist culture teaches members the importance of individual
values such as power, achievement, hedonism, and stimulation.
Representative Cultures- united States, Aus
Principles for Effective Intercultural Communication
Intercultural communication refers to communication between persons who have
different cultural beliefs, values, or ways of behaving.
Regardless of your own cultural background, you will surely come int
Understanding interpersonal skills
Other-orientation- is a quality of interpersonal effectiveness that includes the ability to
adapt your messages to the other person. The more accurately you perceive another
person, the more effectively youll be able to
Foundations of Interpersonal Communications
-The nature of interpersonal communication: interpersonal communication is the verbal
and non-verbal interaction between two or more interdependent people.
-interpersonal communication is the communication that
Growing in self-awareness
So how do you grow in self awareness?
-Ask yourself about yourself. One way to ask yourself about yourself is to take an
informal Who am I test. Try not to give only positive or socially acceptable answers, be
Impersonal and Interpersonal Communications
-Social role information: you interact largely on the basis of the social roles you occupy.
For example, the server and the customer, cab driver and passenger.
-Social rules: you interac
Perception of the self and others in interpersonal communication
Self-awareness represents the extent to which you know yourself
Self-concept contains: others images ( how do significant others see me ), your
interpretations and evaluations ( how do I eva