Interpersonal Communication Essay

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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 …show more content…
Internet Explorer. May 2008). Everyone knows a happy customer makes a happy business. There are principles and common misconceptions in effective interpersonal communications in business. Most people feel that they need to be friends with their colleagues in order to have an effective interpersonal relationship. This is definitely not true. “Building strong interpersonal relationships begin with a conscious effort to learn and develop a set of key skills and behaviors that can make those relationships happen.” (Laurence Valant. The Practice Accountant. ProQuest. Boston March 2008 Vol. 41, Iss. 3, pg 40.) The above quotation explains that as long as the reader has developed the skills that he or she needs to communicate, then he or she does not need to have unnecessary friendships with coworkers that the reader would not befriend if the reader did not work together. Another common misunderstanding is that a person needs to communicate every emotion that they are feeling. According to Laurence Valant who wrote The Practical Accountant, “Beware of anger. Don’t communicate when you are angry or disappointed, as that will likely undermine a relationship. While there may be justification, the behavior will not be well received. Before communicating, take the time to resolve or mitigate what led to the anger or disappointment”. (Laurence Valant. The Practice Accountant. ProQuest. Boston March 2008 Vol. 41, Iss. 3, pg 40.) Laurence backs up my

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