Competence in interpersonal communication can be assessed both through general interpersonal interactions and non-verbal communication. Both general competence and non-verbal competence are very important to the way that we communicate and have great influence on the message that we relay to those with whom we communicate. After watching the conversation recorded between Matt and I, I have realized that although there are some areas in which I am a competent communicator, there are areas where I could benefit to improve.
Our human interpersonal communication skills are important to personal and professional growth. The course of interpersonal communication is outlined to make us aware of our existing skills, thus improves our understanding of the human communication both in personal and professional levels. My self-assessment will reflect on my strength and weaknesses, describe my communication style and behavior, and determine the importance of effective communication for my chosen career.
Many people are not aware of the communication skills that they lack, most will argue that they have perfect communication skills. Taking interpersonal communication has taught me that my skills are very poor. I walked in thinking there was nothing I can learn about communication and realized that I know little to nothing about communication. Since starting this class I’ve narrowed the skills I need to work on to the following four which includes listening, being more supportive and active, understanding, and improving my self concept. Although all four of these skills are something I can improve I think listening is my main problem.
Interpersonal Communication Competence is defined as constantly communicating in a way that is effective, appropriate, and ethical (McCornack, 2016). When a person is communicating competently, they are following social norms, are able to accomplish their goals, and treating persons in an unbiased manner. In my paper I will be discussing my own interpersonal communication competence and the evaluations that I, and my close companions, have made about my ability to communicate proficiently. I will begin my essay by explaining what effective and appropriate communication consists of, and follow up with my argument on how effective and appropriate I am in my interpersonal relationships. As I continue I will examine my empathy and why I am strong in this aspect of communication, followed by my deliberation of my conversation management and why I am weak in this category and how I could possibly improve. As I near the conclusion of my paper I will focus on my interpersonal communication motivation, knowledge, and skills. After reporting my scores in each category I will reflect on my skills, my lowest score, and explore why I am poorest at this quality and how I can grow in my capabilities. Overall I am a competent communicator, but enhancements can be made in my conversation management, effectiveness and skills in order to build up my competence.
From an early age, one learns how to communicate with others by engaging in his or her own personal development. These interpersonal styles become valuable to an individual. For instance, one learns from his or her parents how to exercise manners. Over the years, I have acquired interpersonal skills from my family, education, and employment that has proven to be quite beneficial. However, as a human, being perfect is quite difficult. Despite, the strengths that one may possess, weaknesses are also present.
In every aspect of our daily lives, we need interpersonal skills to communicate and interact with others efficiently. Individuals with excellent interpersonal skills often collaborate well in teams or groups and with other individuals more generally. When interacting with others, interpersonal skills come naturally, yet in some situations, it can also be challenging to communicate with others. According to **** “Through awareness of how you interact with others, and with practice, you can improve your interpersonal skills” (p. ). Therefore, it is vital that individuals occasionally evaluate their communication skills to ensure that they are communicating in writing or speaking effectively. On the Internet, there are multiple communication self-assessment tools to help individuals discover their communication skills strengths and weaknesses, and overall, determine if they are communicating effectively. Describe the assessment you used to analyze your skills.
Interpersonal communication is a learned skill that can be improved with knowledge and practice. What makes these skills necessary is that they allow you to express your thoughts, feelings, and any information quickly and orderly. These skills can help you understand someone, and can even help you make an
The benefits of learning proper communication skills and using the advice mentioned in the video is that I will have ample opportunity to practice and hone these abilities. They will allow me to stand out from my peers both in school and in my personal/professional life (Bethel University, n.d.). In the end, proper communication skills are needed to further my career path in life and will open up more opportunities for me in the long
Effective communication skills are crucial to my success in both my personal and professional life and this course has helped me tremendously of becoming a more confident speaker. I’ve learned various communication techniques such as listening, active listening, verbal and nonverbal skills to connect with audiences once I speak in front of a large group of people.
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1A. My interpersonal communication goal that I want to improve is, learning how to start a conversation with strangers. My daily routine/tasks are repeatable. My days consist of taking the two older kids to school, cooking, doing chores around the house, and taking care of my youngest. My youngest child is not in daycare. She definitely knows how to keep me busy throughout the day when she’s not sleeping. Being a stay at home mom, I don’t really get the chance to socialize or speak to strangers on a regular basis. In addition, I love to hibernate and stay home during the winter.
I believe that I have learned a lot new things in this class. The book Interpersonal communication is divided into three main sections. Chapters range from 1 -4,5-8,9-12. The first four chapter are the basic underlying information on interpersonal communication. In these chapter, it talk about yourself and communicating with others. "Next, it tells us how we should listen, understand, and use interpreting in conversation with others"( Beebe, S. A., Beebe, S. J., & Redmond, M. V pg-119). Also, the different types of things we should pay attention to like gestures and body language. We should learn to put yourself in other people's shoes in conversations. Chapters 5 to 8 are on communication skills. This section tells us about skills that are
Over the past few weeks I have had the chance to learn some things about interpersonal communications. Initially, I was under the self-impression that I did a pretty good communicating but I was sadly mistaken. There is so much information being presented during this class that it is a little difficult for me to grasp the concepts as solidly as I should; but feel that over the course of my studies my confidence in in my understanding and being able to put these concepts into practice will greatly increase. My first assignment to complete is my understanding of the concepts I have learned so far; picking six concepts, explaining them to the best of my ability, and to offer up examples from my life. I have chosen to talk about High
Our ability to communicate well with others is important to personal and professional success. The interpersonal communications course is planned to help us in being familiar with the system of effective, and to assess our own interpersonal ability to sharpen our critical understanding of the communication, also to improve the interpersonal skills. Mainly assess our interpersonal skills and to put in goals for improving our communications ability. To development of self-concept and identity are examined as basics for understanding personal communication. We explore our own communication behaviors and to identify areas of personal strengths and
“From negotiating for a promotion to resolving a conflict with a spouse, good communication skills can greatly improve life, while weak communication skills can make everyday interactions frustrating and tense. Interpersonal communication encompasses a number of communication styles; there