Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
We come upon interpersonal communication situations every day whether we realize it or not. No doubt, you have had conversations that did not go the way you wanted them to go. People can often see things differently; the same message can be understood in many different ways.
Discuss one situation that didn’t go as you had expected and consider why.
Your discussion should include the following:
- Summarize the situation:
- Who were you talking to?
- What was the subject?
- What was the result of the conversation?
- Explain the following:
- How did the rules of conversation (ethics, listening effectively, patience, and non-verbal considerations) apply in this conversation?
- Looking back, what could you have done differently in the conversation to help make it more effective