Chapter 6: Interpersonal Communication

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Chapter 6: Interpersonal Communication

  1. 1. CHAPTER 6 Interpersonal Communication
  2. 2. Assignment <ul><li>For this assignment you will be a stalker for 20 minutes, for the sake of your education on interpersonal communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Before you begin, read chapter 7 and make sure you understand major concepts about interpersonal skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick your favorite place on campus and sit within listening distance of any two people having a conversation. They should be strangers (shouldn’t be difficult in a campus with more than 25,000 students). </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the conversation for at least 30 minutes. Pay attention to verbal and nonverbal communication, questions asked, and to the evolution of the conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>When you’re done, answer the following questions: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Strangers ’ Conversations <ul><li>Who was involved in the conversation? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the conversation about? </li></ul><ul><li>Were any personal matters discussed? For example, attitudes, beliefs, goals? Describe one of them. </li></ul><ul><li>What questions were asked, and why? Two examples. </li></ul><ul><li>Two examples of nonverbal communication </li></ul><ul><li>What three suggestions would you make to the participants to help improve their conversation skills? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Participating in Conversations <ul><li>Small Talk: Biographics </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually, finding a common interest is key </li></ul><ul><li>People like to talk about themselves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliment </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Ask me a question <ul><li>Purpose: RESTATE, DEFINE and CLARIFY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help discover others ’ attitudes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep conversation on track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep conversation going </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help gain information and clarify meaning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require more than yes-no responses </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Things we communicate about <ul><li>Emotions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It ’s OK to cry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Messages are made up of both logic and emotion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coercive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legitimate </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Men are from Mars, Women are Awesome <ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our brains are not the same </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nurture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender is socially constructed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Females learn to be feminine and males learn to be masculine </li></ul></ul>http://www.entertonement.com/clips/cgnjzhbhpz--Anchorman-The-Legend-of-Ron-Burgundy-Will-Ferrell-Ron-Burgundy-It's-Science
  8. 8. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: How has the web changed our ability to communicate interpersonally?

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