COM200: Interpersonal Communication week 2 (Ashford university)

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Ashford 3: - Week 2 - Discussion 1

Improving Verbal Communication

In Chapter Four ofMaking Connections: Understanding Interpersonal Communication, the author discusses the power of language and how verbal communication can affect interpersonal relationships. The author also mentions ways in which you can improve your verbal communication. Explain how you will use these skills to make your interpersonal verbal communication more effective. Use a specific example of someone in your life (past or present) that is difficult to communicate with. Describe how using these skills could improve your communication with this person.

Your initial response should be 150-200 words in length

Ashford 3: - Week 2 - Discussion 2

Nonverbal Miscommunication

Nonverbal communication is one of the most powerful ways that we communicate in our interpersonal relationships. Sometimes, however, we may find ourselves unintentionally communicating something that we do not mean to. This tends to happen quite often inintercultural communicationsituations (when we are communicating across different cultures). Provide an example of a time when you nonverbally communicated something other than what you meant. Or, use an example of when someone else nonverbally communicated something to you that was different than what they meant. What happened in this situation? Be specific in your example and also discuss what you will do in the future to avoid this.

Your initial response should be 150-200 words in length

Ashford 3: - Week 2 - Assignment

Article Critique: Talking Styles

Use the ProQuest database to locate and read the article entitled, “Shared Talking Styles Herald New and Lasting Romance”. Then, visit theLanguage Style Matchingwebsite and, using sample written communication between you and another person, follow the directions on the website to retrieve your language style matching score. Write a two-page paper (excluding title and reference pages) about your thoughts on this articleandyour language style matching score. In your paper, be sure to address the following:

  • Do you think the results provide by theLanguage Style Matchingwebsite are accurate? Why or why not?
  • Do you believe that language style matching is a comprehensive way to predict the quality of interpersonal relationships?

Be sure to reference the ProQuest article and at least one of your other course readings from this week in your paper. This can be your textbook or one of the recommended articles.The paper must be formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

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