Communication - Essay

Topics: Thought, Communication, Word Pages: 4 (1715 words) Published: June 2, 2012
CHAPTER 1
1.Evaluate this chapter’s definition of communication. What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? If you were asked to improve it in one way, by adding, subtracting, or modifying something, what would you change? Present your answer and explain the reasoning that justifies it in a 100-200 word response. There are many strengths in communication like being able to talk on the phone to friends and family Like anything it does have weaknesses, like if phone lines are down that blocks communication till the problem is solved. If anything needed to be changed I would have to say that there should be a different way to run telephone lines and computer lines. If they were put underground there would not be a problem with our lines of communication being interrupted. Being able to communicate it important especially if you have loved ones in other states and you need to convey important information like the passing of a loved one. 2.Recall an incident in which you or an acquaintance experienced a communication breakdown because of a verbal or non-verbal linguistic barrier. Chronicle this incident in a 100-200 word response. 2)A few years ago I had to train a new sales person on how to perform the job and what needed to be done. The new person had only been in the country for a few months and barely spoke English and I only knew a little Spanish. It made training the woman very hard. I felt really bad and she tried her best to understand what I was saying. I had gone to my managers, but they were no help. So I picked up a program and started learning Spanish so I could communicate better. After a few lessons I started trying my new skill out on the girl and it made her smile. I also had a friend who wrote in Spanish on what she needed to do and I showed her as she read each task. Finally after a few months I was able to speak Spanish and she had been learning English so we overcame the barrier between us. 3.This chapter questions the statement that...
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