The Role of Communication in the Modern World

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The Issue of Communication in the Modern World According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of communication is, “the science and practice of transmitting information to another through connections or means of access; social dealings; letter, message etc”. We must communicate in an effective manner in order to be understood or to get our message across to the other person. One of the basic keys to effective communication is, not to simply hear, but to listen. ”The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them”-Ralph Nichols.[1] Hearing means when one simply hears the statement and does not let it register. Listening is to give keen attention …show more content…
Communication should be flexible so that each learner could spend additional time on his or her preferred learning style. For example, the cycle might begin with the learner's personal involvement through concrete experiences; next, the learner reflects on this experience, looking for meaning; then the learner applies this meaning to form a logical conclusion; and finally, the learner experiments with similar problems, which result in new concrete experiences. The learning cycle might begin anew due to new and different experiences. Let us now look at The National Cultures. Every human relationship in this world, be it personal or professional, is effected, or perhaps even defined by the national and cultural field in which it functions. As mentioned earlier, we grew from the primitive ages, and divided ourselves into different countries. In order to communicate effectively, we need to remember we might be addressing a wide range of people who come from various backgrounds. To communicate effectively with them, we need to distinguish between cultures by the solutions each culture chooses for particular problems. We can look at them under three main aspects:
1. Problems arising from our relationships with other people.
2. Problems which come from the passage of
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