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V What is COMMUNICATION?

Communication is a process by which you convey your


message to someone or a group of people.

V What is a BARRIER?
Any difficulty which partly or fully prevent any activity
is called a barrier.
V Wrong Choice of Medium.
V Physical Barrier.
V Emotional Barrier.
V Mechanical Barrier.
V Mental Barrier.
V Cross-Cultural Barrier.
V Perceptional Barrier.
V Interpersonal Barrier.
V Gender Barrier.
V Each communication must be transmitted through
an appropriate medium.

V An unsuitable medium can act as a barrier to the


effectiveness of a communication.
Types of Physical Barriers:
V Environmental Disturbances.
V Time and Distance
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V Four Zones:-Vary greatly from culture to culture.


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V Mechanical barriers are technical sources of
interference in the communication process.

V We use different instruments and machines for


communicating our messages.

V Very often the selected medium itself becomes a


barrier.
Examples of Mechanical Barriers:-
V Noise.
V Transmission Interruption.
V Absence of Means.
V Power Failure.
V Poor pronunciation.
V Confused thinking.
V Communication overload.
V Unnecessary repetitions.
V Cultural ½ ethnic, religious, and social differences.

V Traditions barring people of different cultures from


mingling together.

V Barriers to membership of a group


V ack of common experience.

V INGUITIC ½ Different languages and vocabulary.

V ack Of Knowledge Of Any anguage


V Overuse of abstractions.

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Interrupting the speaker.
Asking too many questions for the sake of probing.

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Unclear messages.
Incomplete sentences.
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½ Absence of interpersonal contact.

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 ½ Meaningless, repetitive routines devoid of
real contact.

V   ½ Activities that entertain us and keep us


engaged in our free times
V Women
-Prefer conversation for rapport building
-Want empathy, not solutions
-Are more likely to compliment
-Emphasize politeness
-More conciliatory
V Men
-Talk as a means to preserve independence and status by
displaying knowledge and skill
-Work out problems on an individualized basis
-Are more directive in conversation
-Are more intimidating
-Call attention to their accomplishments
-Tend to dominate discussions during meetings
V It is comprised mainly of
-Fear
-Mistrust
-uspicion.

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-wise in certain relationships
-excessive fear of what others might think of us
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