An Essay On The Importance Of Communication

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Have you ever had difficulty understanding or getting along with people in a group discussion? Well as many of you guys, who are good at English or are an English-born speaker, might find this is not a big deal. But the movement when you are having a hard time understanding others is the stupidest thing. The ideas or topics in the discussion might not interest you, you may have no knowledge about the ideas, bad at listening, or having communication incompetence. Communication is the process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information to someone else- defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. How could you communicate, when you got nothing to express or exchange? You could show signs, sounds, behaviors, but …show more content…
Communication is essential in life, it’s what and how people understand each other’s. We could say that communication makes a major part of our active life. After all, what would your life be without communication? This is why people spend so much of their time communicating, whether face-to-face or electronically. According to “Interpersonal Communication,” Floyd states that “communication helps us maintain physical and mental well-being, form social and personal relationships, and decide who we are and who we want to be.” Without interacting with one another, people will not have to stay together. Even animals have their communication system that keep them …show more content…
Communicating effectively is to use behaviors that achieve the goal of the situation. For example, you want to convince your neighbor to donate money for an after school programs. There are many ways to achieve that goal. You could ask politely because you care about your relationship with your neighbor, or all you really want is the money and just want them to donate. Communication is consider effective if it receives the desired result, response or reaction. Communicating appropriately is to use behaviors that apply in a social situation. It is appropriate to say, “Good, how are you?” in return when somebody asks “How are you?” A good communicator should know to communicating effectively and appropriately. A research done by Sherwyn Morreale states that “In response to what constitutes a competent communicator, out of a list of 21 characteristics and qualities emerged: being a good listener, finding it easy to get along with others, being able to adapt to changing situations, being relaxed and comfortable when speaking, and knowing what one is talking about”. Most importantly, a good listener that is on track and know what to reply to others on topics is the best skill in communication. When we listen to something, we make meaning out of it. People are likely to communicate more with somebody that are willing to listen to what they

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