In Sherry Turkle’s Ted Talk, “Connected, But Alone?”, the speaker laments on how technology is hindering human connectivity. Instead of having face to face conversations, individuals can choose to keep each other at a distance through text messages or e-mails. Contrary to what Turkle states in her presentation, technology and virtual communication help people to stay connected and develop better communication skills than hinder them.
Nowadays, the communications with others are different from the traditional ways and normal rules. People take advantage of new technology to communicate instead of face to face. Although the email and text message make people easy to communicate, the society
I am glad that this class had taken part in the listening journal assignment as I was not sure what to expect. I was uncertain of my listening capabilities and have wondered what areas could use improvement. I do consider my interactions with people in hindsight, and I always hope that I did my best to listen and communicate with respect. I am fortunate to find out through the logs that I am above average while listening to others, in respect to the log analysis. I am further aware that this is because of a significant change in my life that took me from being self-focused to other-orientated. If this class had been over thirteen years before, my details on those logs would have been vastly altered.
Electronic communication plays vast roles in the way individuals communicate in today’s society, this has created a significant change to the quality of interpersonal
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.
After completing the reading for the chapter on listening I found it interesting on how there are many aspects and different kinds of listening that I had not known of prior to reading the chapter. One part of the chapter that I found to be intriguing was the part on the different kinds of listening styles. When we listen to people speak we are able to use different styles depending on the conversation. For example, when we use relational listening we try to relate to how the others are feeling. Recently I have used relational listening in the wake of the MSD shooting. Being that my sister currently attends the school and I graduated from the school in 2014, I had spoken to many of my friends and current students that were affected by this
Communication is the key element in human society. People need to talk to each other if they need help because they are not sure about anything, purchase goods at a store, or simply get home after a long day. Since the enormous improvement on technology, people are not that connected to other
By completing the listening assessment, I have discovered that I have a great ability to try to listen carefully to what people are saying. In my mind, I am aware that I have a difficult time processing and understanding what people say. It could be possible I might be experiencing a bit of receiver
I have always been told that am not very good at listening, therefore, I choose the skill of listening as a means of evaluating myself and observing how this skill is used by me and towards others whom I have contact with. During this process I decided to take the Self-Assessment 8.3: Active Listening Skills Inventory offered on the website http://highered.mheducation.com.
Face-to-face communication seems to be a dying art – replaced by text messaging, e-mails, and social media. Human communication and interactions are shaped by available technologies.
There is a transformation happening today that is completely changing the way that we do things. The ways that we are communicating are shifting from face to face interactions to short, interactive messages. Technology seems to be making it easier to stay connected, but it is restricting our interactions with others and leading to isolation.
I will not go through all of the individual listening skills, just a few that I find the most relevant to myself. The assessment showed that I got an 8 in avoiding interruption. I never interrupt anyone while they’re speaking. I always wait for them to finish before I speak out. I scored a 2 in maintaining interest. I find myself easily getting distracted if the speaker goes on for a long time, or starts speaking about something I’m not extremely interested in. My score in showing interest though was a 9. I try to at least make sure the speaker feels comfortable when they are speaking, and feel that they are being heard. My total for this assessment was 28 out of a possible 45 points, which shows that I have a lot to improve when it comes to my listening skills.
In a world where time is money and out surroundings pressure us to be the best and to achieve more and more our social life become tainted. Then you have sweet technology which makes communicating much easier. Using technology you make a ton of friends by sharing a picture or chatting with different people across the world. You would think you have multiple friends over the internet when in reality you’re really lonely. The only thing wrong with having a conversation in the real
In a study done by Przybylski and Weinstein “[we] found evidence that [technological] devices have negative effects on closeness, connection, and conversation quality [with another person]” (Przybylski and Weinstein). By using online communities to gain knowledge people are limiting their face-to-face interaction resulting in a decrease in the effectiveness of common social skills, such as conversation quality. There is no need to have face-to-face interaction when technology can simply do it quicker. According to Kaci Stephens, “digital forms of communication […] tend to lead people to act impersonal in person.” This impersonality causes people to be friendlier over text than in person creating awkward real life social interaction among people. By interacting with people over text or email, it is easier to say things that would not typically be said in person. Online forms of communication lead to a lack of effective communication skills amongst others when talking
Communication is essential in our society today. There are many different types and methods of communication that people use. Throughout life, people learn to use communication in order to interact in the everyday world. People form groups to place themselves where they think they belong in society. Whether people know they are doing it or not, they consciously or subconsciously place themselves into certain groups. There are many different reasons for people to join different groups, these being for learning, activity, personal growth, and problem solving. Members of groups must all contribute in order to complete a task. People can have both positive and negative effects on groups. There are many concepts that