Essay on Interpersonal Communication : Nonverbal Communication

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Interpersonal Communication Summary

Interpersonal Communication is a valuable virtue necessary to communicate effectively and be understood by your audience or listeners. I will explain 4 key points that are necessary to have proper commination. Nonverbal communication in its most basic form, involves a sender who takes their thoughts and conveys them into messages that are sent to a receiver. The receiver then interprets the messages and attempts to understand what the sender is trying say. The communication is completed when the receiver transmits verbal and nonverbal feedback, letting the speaker know the message has been received. There are several factors that one has to take into consideration. The sender-receiver’s culture, the sender-receiver‘s relationship, the circumstances surrounding the sender-receiver’s interaction, and the physical environment of the interaction. The basic communication process is the same in every situation, but there are some similarities with all types of interactions. Just the same, each interaction remains distinct and therefore each rhetorical situation will be different. For example, think about how you communicate with another person in the library and at a party. In both cases, you are sending messages and reacting to feedback. But the situation of the library means that you will be speaking in whispers, but at the party you will be speaking much louder and with more animated gestures. If you were to switch styles, whispering at…

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