WAYS TO OVERCOME BARRIERS:
All the communication barriers as identified above, can be overcome with a conscious effort by observing the following rules. • Before initiating an interaction our ideas must be planned and clarified. In order to make our ideas clear, we may discuss them with others. We may also discuss our ideas with co-interactants. • Build a climate of trust and confidence between the interactants. • A time sense must be observed between the speaker and the listener so that the listener may understand and appreciate the speaker’s ideas. • Our speech and gestures must be consistent with each other. • In order to eliminate misunderstanding or miscommunication the speaker must adopt question-answer technique. The feedback from the listener is necessary to clear doubts. • Use simple language understandable to the listener.
• The message must have a purpose and must be addressed to the listener. All said and done, effective communication observes certain do’s and don’ts. First of all, a message may be intended for the benefit of either the listener or the speaker himself. The co-communicators must choose an appropriate medium of transmission, namely, verbal, non-verbal or written. Ther should be no physical or psychological distractions or disturbances. Both the participants must listen attentively to each other so that they may not miss or misunderstand a point. The message must have a right amount without being too much or too little. The communicators must continuously train themselves in communication skills. Thus successful and effective communication, especially technical communication, requires a minimum of two interactants involved in transmission, reception and exchange of ideas observing certain well defined do’s and don’ts.
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