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    Assignment Spoken conversation between individuals always has preset rules that are socially learned and acquired. Who's turn it is to speak, how someone is speaking for another person, and what is being spoken about all impacts a conversation and leads or misleads conversations in a specific direction. The "simple" details of a conversation are what make the entire conversation and give it different types of context. The conversation that I transcribed took place at my job in a tutoring center. There were three speakers in the conversation. Two of them were the ones narrating the story while the other was the listener. I simply told them about my assignment and they talked very freely. This conversation also took place during a break and the speakers in the conversation were volunteers in high school. My research methods after…

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    This week’s reading made me introspect about my personal opinions and emotions during crucial conversations. Honestly, I was taken aback when Patterson Grenny, McMillan, and Switzler(2012) discussed we, ourselves are the reason to create emotions that upset us (frustration, anger, fear, and insult). Further, the authors discuss that once these emotions are created we either act on them or be acted on by them (p.104). Last week, I faced a not-so-pleasant situation with one of the certified…

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    Seven of Crucial Conversations: Tools for talking when the stake are high, the authors begin when addressing the issue of how to speak honestly and safely at the same time. Approaching someone with personal information about themselves can be quite risky due to the nature of the relationship and topic. Safety is required when trying speak to someone honestly. When we addresses someone with a risky issue, use an appropriate opening statement. If one has a personal relationship with the…

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    Conversation Analysis (CA) is a concept that emerged between 1964 and 1975 due to research undertaken, and lectures produced, by Harvey Sacks. Despite Sacks’ early death, before he managed to publish his works professionally, we are still aware of his discovery of CA through other sociologists and linguists. An example of this can be seen where Hutchby and Wooffitt (2008) discuss how ‘Sacks originated a radical research programme which was designed to investigate the levels of social order which…

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    Pinker believes that people have so much trouble communicating because people are very sensitive and words can carry a lot of unnoticed weight behind them. Words are not the only thing that can be perceived in a variety of ways, however, as I have noticed that tone can be completely misread as well. Misinterpreted tone can turn a casual, sarcastic comment into a rude jab, or an honest compliment into an inappropriate come-on. Conversations are like playing Jenga, one wrong move and the entire…

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    Active Listening Report

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    Active Listening Scenario: My active listening conversation occurred during my first training workshop for the NOVA ambassador program at JSOM. It was a Friday afternoon, and among the attendees, there were 3 staff members and 14 NOVA ambassadors, including myself. We were at a small classroom that invited people to sit close to each other, allowing a closer group interaction. I took a seat right in the middle of the classroom, facing right at the presenter, a school faculty member, with a…

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    Counter Memory

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    As noted, the power that comes with social media can be used to create a tactic, which is why for the second part of our counter memorial, we decided to share our analysis on a blog post. Unspokenwords4.wordpress.com is a blog started by myself, Kulsum, to talk about the beauty of Islam and what it means to be a muslim. Due to the success in change of perspectives, we chose to take a step further and create this discourse outside of the university setting and to share what we learned from this…

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    open mind and a thoughtful analysis of input from others are essential. This essay will examine an interaction involving constructive criticism and the encountered hurdles. Preparation for the meeting as well as any needed adjustments during will be explored. There will also be consideration of the lessons learned. With an open mind with regards to constructive criticism, both personal and professional growth can be attained. Receiving Constructive Criticism in a Professional Setting Every…

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    Argumentative Analysis

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    the situation. In turn the logic in the discourse deals with defining the rules for attack and defence in relation to the goal (Prakken, 2005). The second aspect suggested by Walton was that the analysis of different types of dialogue games was the result of adding together the concept of context and the participants’ goals as basic principles for classification and characterisation of a game (McBurney & Parson, 2009, Macagno,…

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    Although most business is conducted in English, it is important that a translator is present in order to assist with any language barriers that may happen (Rushton, n.d.). Before any official business talk it is important to make small talk in order to ease tension (Yu, 2011). This can include family, culture, history, vacations, politics, etc. Family is very important in Uruguay and tends to be the conversation starter for many business meetings. Uruguayans are very personable people and are…

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