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Business And Professional Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Necessity - relativity - rationalization - self-deception - end goal - greed

2. Rules and reasons for communication - known and easily stated.

3. Displays attention - the longer you hold it the more confident you are - controls conversation; varies between cultures.

4. Create the greatest good for the greatest amount of people

5. Lengths of personal space.

6. 12 feet +: Generally only for "speaker-listener" situations.

7. Most common conflict resolution for open style communicators.

8. 2 types of cultural differences

9. Different behaviors which increase closeness - familiarity - and relationship.

10. Began in 10 - 000 B.C.- Carvings in rock surfaces and stone arrangements.

11. Understanding listening stages

12. Symbols for numbers led to phonetic symbols which led to the 1st alphabet.

13. The transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. (i.e. smoke signals and postal service)

14. Written or spoken word

15. Develop your own opinion about the message (process)

16. 4 styles of communication

17. Steps in Communication

18. 4-12 feet: most normal interaction. 4-7 ft: less formal; 7-12 feet: more formal.

19. Non-verbal communication

20. Intentional movements/gestures that add to or clarify verbal meaning.

21. Good: productivity (w/o people) - reserved - laissez-faire. Bad: too focused on security - difficult to know - poor communicators.

22. Clarify meanings and sustaining conversation.

23. Intentional or unintentional movements/gestures that control the flow of conversation.

24. All intentional and unintentional messages that are not written - spoken - or sounded.

25. Most common conflict resolution for closed style communicators.

26. 18 inches- 4 feet: close friends/colleagues.

27. Intentional movements/gestures with a specific meaning.

28. Actions - gestures - appearance - etc.

29. Trust is weak - members feel awkward and it becomes personal.

30. Types of frame of reference.

31. Based on ideas - objective. Ideas are separate than the person.

32. Tone of voice

33. Major models of communication

34. Easy to communicate to society because the typical person would find them acceptable.

35. Distinct ways of communicating in which we feel most comfortable - that affect relationships with bosses - co-workers - teams - and customers.

36. The act of receiving information through the ears.

37. Time is a resource to be rationed and controlled.

38. Decide which parts of the message are worth remembering.

39. Movements/gestures that vary between cultures more than eye contact.

40. Touching- 18 inches: private use.

41. Depends on the sender; words matter.

42. Four barriers that keep us from listening.

43. Good: others-focused - meeting needs - flexible - empowering - genuine - trusting - friendly - dependable - helpful - productive - listen to criticism. Bad: dislike hierarchy and low creativity - make others uncomfortable (over-sharing) -

44. Non-verbal signals

45. Habitual movements/gestures used in times of stress.

46. Depends on the receiver; context matters.

47. Most common conflict resolution for hidden style communicators.

48. Spaces - color - lighting - room size - odor - noise level - heat/ventilation - lack of windows.

49. Culture found in the west.

50. The interpersonal transmission of information - knowledge - stories - etc. from one person to another - for numerous generations.