August 28, 2012
Communication is how people talk to one another. It could either be verbal or nonverbal communication. Different types of cultures also have different ways of how they communicate with one another.
There are two different types of communication, verbal and nonverbal. Verbal communication focuses on how you use words and language. People who work together in groups communicate by using language. If they did not use language they would not be able to discuss what is happening and how they plan on getting their work done. Nonverbal communication uses messages other than words that generate meaning. Eye contact and the tone of your voice are just two examples of ...view middle of the document...
Tag questions are questions that are connected to a statement. Women use a more corporative when speaking this helps people to respond easier. When men speak they use a language that is more assertive. They are less likely to express themselves like women do. Their speech is more forceful and direct. Men have a tendency to only listen to what they want to hear. When I listen to people I like to make eye contact to make sure that I understand everything that they are trying to say to me and this way I do not miss any type of nonverbal cues that they are sending out.
There are a lot of challenges that people come across when they speak to another person who is from a different area than they are. Some people have a heavy accent or they may not even speak the same language as you. This may make it difficult to have a conversation with them. It is especially hard when working together with someone when there is a language barrier. Writing down what is trying to be said might help out a lot if there is difficulty in understanding what someone is trying to tell you. Language is the key to good communication.
There are ways to adapt to your surroundings. There are also ways to adapt to the different types of dialect that people use. If I would go visit my family down south where their accents are heavy if and I am there for a long period of time I would probably pick up on that accent. I would be able to understand what they are saying to me a lot easier.
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