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Barrier to Effective Communication

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Barrier to effective communication

Dexter Smith


September 11, 2013

William Lewis

Barrier to effective communication

Communicating with people on a daily basis can become challenging to say the least. There are many people that believe that in the communication process there is only talking and listening. However there are several steps in the communication process. The step in the process are sending the information, sending information through a medium, receiving the information, comprehending the information that was sent, and providing feedback to the person who sent the information to you.

Transmitting the information is the step where people begin to contemplate on what they want to put in the message, and then approaches the closure that this is what needs to be said. Although we have thoughts about different things every day, there are a number of the thoughts that should be kept to oneself. Sending the information through a medium: once the person has made the decision about what he or she needs to say, now come the time where the intellectual determines how the information should be transferred. Even if it is on paper, text message, email, or letter. It can also be gathered from speaking in person with the individual or on the phone. The information can also be perceived through the body language the person is presenting

Receiving the information is the step where the individual receives the information from the sender. If the information is given in discussion form, then the individual sending the info should insure that they articulate aloud so the information can be acquired. If the information is sent in text, letter, or text message, the sender has to insure that it is written so the reader can comprehend it and if the individuals have any problems then the sender should be able to solve the problem. Comprehending the information that was transferred is where the sender has to put their selves in the position of the receiver and understand how to deliver the information. That means the information should be conferred in a way the receiver should know exactly what was implied in the information and in the contents of the information.

Conveying feedback to the individual that sent the message is the last step in the communication process. Still this step is only carried out if the individual, who had received the information, comprehends the information that was sent. There are dissimilarities when it comes to hearing and listening to the information; hearing the aesthetic sense of the sound, as long as listening is hearing all while comprehending what is literally being addressed by the speaker. Hearing


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