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1. What are the 6 main barriers to effective communication? Which barriers are easiest to surmount? Why?

The main barriers to effective communication are:
• Physical
• Body Language
• Language
• Organizational
• Cultural

With some strategies these barriers are surmountable, first you have to understand the barrier and then find a strategy to overcome it.

2. Why is nonverbal communication so important? How can you tell when nonverbal communication is effective?

Nonverbal communication is very important because it intensify the meaning of the message. You can tell when you nonverbal communication is effective, when the audience aren’t yawning and when they look interest in your presentation.

3. Why is active, effective listening difficult for many people? What are 5 strategies for improving listening skills within the American culture? Most people are easily distracted so this makes effective listening difficult.
5 Strategies for improving your listening skills are: 1. Make sure the speakers body language and words are consistent with each other. 2. Try to summarize the speaker’s main points. 3. Ask questions and give opinions so your speaker knows you understand and can empathize. 4. Show the speaker you’re interested using nonverbal communications such as physical gestures. 5. Take notes.
4. What factors should you consider when you choose a communication channel for your messages? Should you always use the richest channel? Why or why not?

We must consider the needs and expectations of your audience. Analysis and consideration of you audience should be a top propriety after you choose your communication channel. Meeting the needs of your audience will give you a crucial edge in developing a message that works. No, it depends on the audience, on how the audience wants to receive the message and how you want…...

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