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    Communication and Rhetoric

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    1. Prior to interacting on a personal level with individuals that have different
    backgrounds from your own, how do you prepare yourself for the encounter, or do you not prepare, as related to perceptions?

    2. What is most difficult for you in the listening process? How will you improve your listening skills?

    2a. How can language disguise emotions?

    3. What positive or active listening skill do you want most to improve in regard to your listening behavior?

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    1. Prior to interacting on a personal level with individuals that has different
    backgrounds from your own, how do you prepare yourself for the encounter, or do you not prepare, as related to perceptions?

    Communication is a two-way process by which information is passed between emitters and receivers. Perception is a receiver's understanding of the information the emitter has offered.
    Our Perceptions are the mental images of the external world. They are stored in our brains as our view point, experience, feelings and emotions. Thus perceptions are central to the process of communication. It helps to know others. According to the
    agcassscotland.org:

    Each person has their own view of reality. In other words, a group of people may:

    "Physically see or hear the same thing, but have their own version of what is seen or heard

    Hear or read the same message, but apply a different interpretation to it

    We interpret information further by making inferences and drawing conclusions

    We base feelings and actions on our perceptions

    Our interpretation of another's behaviour is based on values, beliefs and experiences"

    http://www.agcasscotland.org.uk/esoftskills/ec1_principle_08.html

    Thus there can be problems there is difference between the perception and reality. This can happen because of our lack of understanding about the other person.

    Hence according to me knowing about the perception of the other person is critical in communicating with ...

    Solution Summary

    Communication and rhetoric questions are examined. The most difficult thing about the listening process is determined.

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