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What are expressive and instrumental communications?

Generally, in discussing types of communications within organizations, including businesses, there are two main categories: expressive and instrumental. The distinctions between the two are basic,...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2013 2:24 am UTC

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Define body clock (chronemics), and give two actual examples.

Chronemics is greatly influenced by cultures and an individual's experiences. While some cultures value a more monochronic view of time systems (using time precisely and segmenting it into...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2020 7:22 pm UTC

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Read the article "Communicate Like Your Life Depends on It," and pick four key areas you see as the most important....

One interesting part of this article is the part that focuses on the importance of direct eye contact with the person you are speaking to. In particular, I connected to what the author wrote about...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 5:18 pm UTC

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Why study public speaking? Think about the reasons why public speaking is so important.

The mathematician Eric Weinstein has discussed a social problem which he calls "sharp minds versus sharp elbows." His point is that many of the cleverest people do not achieve as much as they...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2020 9:21 am UTC

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What are three important keys to developing your own speech?

The three most important keys to developing a great speech are original content, ample preparation time, and striking the correct tone. Original content is important because in order to keep your...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2020 9:50 am UTC

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What are three ways to overcome speech anxiety?

The three best ways to overcome speech anxiety are preparation, practice, and extra knowledge around the subject. Preparation for your speech involves a few key elements. Firstly, it obviously...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2020 9:31 am UTC

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Think about a minimum of three types of special occasion speaking moments.

Some rules of public speaking apply to all occasions. Brevity and simplicity are always important. This does not necessarily mean that the speech needs to be short and simple, some concepts require...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2020 9:37 am UTC

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Listening is so important for communication. Share two tips and an example.

Being a good listener is more than just hearing what someone else is saying. It involves showing the person you are actively listening and that you respect who that person is and what that person...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2020 3:33 pm UTC

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Is Donald Trump an effective communicator?

Like George W. Bush, Donald Trump is often criticized for his inarticulate speaking style and limited vocabulary. Even while stressing his own intelligence, Trump is apt to use a very narrow range...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2020 1:16 am UTC

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You work at a small Canadian brokerage firm. Colleagues have complained that the office environment you share is drab...

There are two elements to this assignment. The first is finding the right tone to use in the memo to your manager and the second is to come up with great ideas to fix up your office space. When...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2020 5:37 pm UTC

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Identify and describe two communication rules in your family. Explore how these rules have affected patterns of...

I really like the idea, mentioned earlier, of trying to show respect to elders. This is something I have tried to do all my life, usually successfully. Even when my elders (such as respected...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2012 4:21 pm UTC

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What is the best way to react when you either receive information contrary to what you expected or find out that most...

Everybody has somebody or something that disagrees with them at one time or another. The best way to react to contrary, negative, unsettling, or disappointing news is to smile and be gracious. The...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 6:14 pm UTC

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