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Principles of effective communication and potential barriers

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Principles of effective communication Communication is the way someone can share their information. It is a vital part of life because communication is the only way we can express ourselves and pass on our discoveries and the information that we have onto someone else. Communication needs a sender and a receiver of the information. Communication also needs feedback, all these parts are essential if you want to give effective communication. For effective communication to happen, the message has to be clear. When communicating there should be no uncertainty in the message or else you will be giving unaffected communication because it will seem you do not know what you are talking about and the receiver will doubt you. ...read more.


Feedback can also help you to improve your communication skills if you need to. To effectively communicate with someone, you have to be interested in what the other person is saying, ask thoughtful questions that show you are listening to what the other person is saying. Whenever you are talking with someone, smile and be open instead of serious and demanding. You should also try to make the other person feel important. You should talk about the interests of the other person's. To conclude, the main principles of effective communication are to listen to the other persons input, and not just your own, always show that you are interested in the other persons interests and make sure what you are saying has a meaning, and is clear to the other person. ...read more.


Staff shortages are another thing that causes communication difficulties for a business. Distractions like background noise or an environment which is too hot or cold can also affect people's concentration, which will also be a barrier of effective communication. If someone uses difficult words in communication, it can prevent people from understanding the message. If someone does not explain a message clearly, this can also lead to confusion. Presentation of a document can also be a barrier of effective communication because if a piece of work has spelling mistakes, and an un-readable font, then the person who is reading it may misread something in it, or they might not be able to read it at all which will again cause communication break down because the reader will not know what the writer of the document has wrote. ...read more.

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This is a good essay that outlines effective communication well.

It is a little weaker in discussion of the barriers to communication and there is more that could be discussed in this section.


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