To achieve the pinnacle in any endeavor or undertaking one must start with a solid foundation. My foundation for effective communication began when I took UNV-104 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy at GCU. One of the first concepts discussed was listening. Many times, we are in a conversation and we hear what the other person is saying, but we are not comprehending. Generally speaking, listening can be described as hearing and
“I’m so sad that I don’t have Kelly. But I’m so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring.”
Talking and listening are essential life skills. The ability to talk in order to communicate and exchange ideas and information, to negotiate with others, to express feelings and emotions, allows human beings to function well in the world and to be full and active members of society. Communication, to be effective, requires the ability to listen, to understand and to make sense of what is heard. On the personal level, when we listen, we give attention to the other person in such a way as to allow them to feel heard, understood and therefore respected. In that way, listening is more than
Listening is a very important skill in language learning, as it is the receptive skill that students use at the very beginning of the learning. According to Trinkle (2008), students acquire listening skill before reading skill. They can understand the complex stories by listening to what other read for them before they can read by themselves. Moreover, they rely on this skill in order to build other skills for communication. Without listening skill in oral communication, the communication breakdown can easily occur as the speaker might be misunderstood.
Effective communication is not just about speaking and listening. It is also about watching and feeling. Our body language and tone of voice actually communicate more strongly than the words we use. So, listening effectively involves tuning in closely to the other person’s body language and tone of voice as well as their words.
Chuck Noland is a FedEx worker who is obsessed with his job, a workaholic. He is trapped in the captivating life of time, power, and structured planning. He is always working against the clock. His job has taken over his life. He is so deep into his personal career that he doesn 't spend enough time with his fiancé Kelly, his time is always put into working all day. Chuck also has a problem with socializing with his co workers. He treats his co workers in a more boss-to-employee relationship instead of a friend-to-friend relationship. Chuck is involuntarily sent on a quest when his plane crashes into an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. During his quest, Noland has to realize
The audience can make a much better connection with the film when symbolism is used, better than relating to an action or object alone. For the audience, a story that you can not read into is extremely boring but, when symbolism is used, it makes the audience connect to the story and develop their own ideas about the story or scene. For example, when Mrs. Pascal gives Harold cookies, it symbolises the spreading of happiness.
‘Castaway ‘, directed by Robert Zemeckis, is a 2001 film starring Tom Hanks. Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx delivery man whose life is headed in the ‘right direction’, until his plane crashes and he is stranded on an island. He must adapt to his new life on the island; overcoming many obstacles in order to survive. ‘Castaway’ explores three different journeys; physical, inner and imaginative. Chuck Noland is a filmic representation of the philosophy of time equals money equals fulfilment. Zemeckis is deliberate in his obvious manipulation of the responder as he uses a multitude of filmic techniques to create a connection between the audience and Chuck.
Effective communication is not just about speaking and listening. It is also about watching and feeling. Our body language and tone of voice actually communicate more strongly than the words we use. So, listening effectively
What is symbolism? A quick google search says that symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. In books, the symbol could lead to the big reveal at the end of the story or could lead you into reading deeper and realising that there is more to every story. In movies or tv however symbols could be hidden to where you have to watch closely,
Listening is a profession setting allows us to form relationships with other coworkers, understand the needs and wants of others, properly understand the tasks at hand, and be able to differentiate between the levels of communication other have. Listening enables us to be able to perform better in a job and understand what others expect of you. Some significant barriers that are apparent in a communication setting would be noise, the inability to function as an active listener, and the failure to limit distractions. Many times we are given the chance to properly react to these barriers. By doing so, we allow ourselves to be much more effective in the work environment and allow others to be effective as
This reality moves many mainstream filmmakers to choose universal symbols to reach the widest possible audiences. While this may seem like a disappointing obstruction in the creative freedom of filmmakers, it doesn’t stop them from adding their personal symbols throughout the film, albeit subtly. Filmmakers such as Stanley Kubrick and Ingmar Bergman overloaded their films with deft symbolic imagery. Kubrick created dense visual Matryoshka dolls of films, characters represented human constructs and the classical music he habitually used had strategic purpose, taking account that piece of music’s history to add subtle undertones of historical reference. Ingmar Bergman uses water repeatedly throughout such films as “winter light” where the rushing, sparkling stream contrasts with the still body of a man who has killed himself. A movie like Alien, directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O’Bannon, at first look appears to be about the will of a strong heroine soldier in the face of a devastating alien adversary. But look a little closer and you will start noticing that this film is filled with symbolic imagery that embodies birth and rape. The alien’s form is phallic in nature, its head is essentially a penis, down to the way it kills its victims, it’s stabbing second mouth
The ability to listen well is an important tool for understanding others. Sadly, very few people know how to listen well. In fact, most people can think of only one or two good listeners in their lives. Listening is not simply agreeing - it is much more. Good listeners are able to better understand and respond to others, complete assignments accurately, settle disagreements before they escalate, and establish rapport with difficult people.
Listening is a vital element of communication and it is very much different from hearing sense of human. A meaningful communication requires both a good listener and a speaker. However, the effect of a listening style may vary depending on the occasions and situations a listener is in. Sometimes, speaker exhibit ineffective style such as defensiveness, ambushing, pseudo-listening, stage hogging and selective listening in their communication tracks.
Listening is more complex, and it encourages one to analyze and think about an idea, rather than to simply accept it (or “hear” it). Hearing is a skill that is beneficial for every aspect of life. As long as we have our ability to hear, we will always perceive different sounds, music, and voices. Listening, however, is beneficial to us in specific instances. It is important for us to attain good listening skills in education, the work force, and in our relationships with others in order to succeed. Good listening in education will bring about confident participation in class discussions; good listening in the workplace will lead to cooperation and good teamwork among colleagues; good listening in relationships is healthy and positive, for it is important to hear what an individual has to say in order to know how they feel.