Interpersonal Communication

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There are all different types of communication that people will use through out their life. The most important type of communication is interpersonal communication. Interpersonal communication differs from other forms of communication in that there are few participants involved, the participants are in close proximity to each other, there are many sensory channels used, and feedback is immediate. Interpersonal communication is the information received from listening to what someone else is saying. Interpersonal communication always uses intonation, diction and enunciation to give meaning to information. Intonation, diction and enunciation sometimes give more meaning to what is being said than the actual words themselves. In the following paragraphs, I will explain to the reader the importance of interpersonal communication in business.

First, there are several different types of learning styles used by all different types of people. The styles are: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. To ensure that interpersonal communication is utilized it is important to communicate in other individual particular learning preference. To discover someone’s primary mode: (1) Listen to the verbs they use; (2) Watch their eye movements during a discussion; (3) Observe their behavior; (4) Ask how they prefer to receive new information; and (5) Be aware of your own preferences. (Susan Pilgrim, Ph. D. Identifying Communication Styles For Business Success. Internet Explorer. May 2008). By looking at the world from another’s point of view, your employees, co-workers, customers, and vendors will feel that you are really listening to them. Listening and responding in a way that makes sense to them will improve relationships, enhance performance, increas...

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...to influence the individuals that work for them, then that will lead to success. With interpersonal communication, not only the leader of a company, but the employees, can watch it rise to the top.

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