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Communication Barriers and Methods to Overcome Them

Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Learn about the different barriers in the process of our communication.

  2. Understand the conditions for successful communication.

  3. Realize the role of personality in the act of communication.

  4. Learn how to improve our-selves as communicators.

  5. Know the principles of effective communication.

THE MAJOR DIFFICULTIES IN COMMUNICATION

The following are the main difficulties usually experienced by communicators:

  • Ensuring that the interpreted meaning affects behaviour in the desired way
  • Achieving accuracy in communicating the message
  • Ensuring that the message conveys the desired meaning

The purpose of two-way communication is to establish understanding ...

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