Communicating Effectively Essay

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Communication is the bridge that connects people to each other. But do all people know how to communicate? All of us believe that it is not a complicated process and we never think of what it takes to deliver a clear message or idea. But communication is like any other skill, it needs practice and learning to master it and have the ability to pass our thoughts to other people in a clear and transparent way. The text defines interpersonal communication as “interaction with others.(Hybels, Weaver, 2007 p156). To put it in simple words, no relationship can be built if we don’t put the first brick of interpersonal communication. It is very hard to call somebody a friend if we don’t share characteristic in common. It is not a must to be…show more content…
Being a teacher for preschool puts lots of pressure on my voice. I find myself resorting to non-verbal communication with the kids. Sometimes it is more effective than saying words. It is amazing how it is understandable and doesn’t hold double meaning. But we should be very careful when we try to use the verbal and non-verbal forms together. Sometimes they complete the idea and other times it could confuse the receiver and we end up passing the wrong idea. In the text, the authors mention that “before a person makes an effort to form an interpersonal relationship he/she must decide what attracted them about this person and why they want to have the relationship. There are many factors that make up attraction to others. Physical Attraction, Perceived Gain, Similarities, Differences, and Proximity are some of them” (Hybels, Weaver, 2007p160). If we look at the majority of people around us, we find out that their attraction could be based on looks, similar personality or education. Others might be attracted to ones who are different from them. I know a couple who rarely agree on things among them and they are married. To me it makes me wonder how they manage their life. It has been always the norm that if someone is not attracted to your appearance they will not start a conversation with you. I will give a real example. In my first year of college, that was before I went to online degree, we had to work on a project and we were given the choice to pick
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