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Resolving interpersonal conflict (Draft)

"A genuine effort to understand another person goes along way in the path to communication."
This encounter happened during a project meeting, between member A and the rest of the team. The deadline of the project was in one week’s time and everyone was rushing to submit the results on time. Apart from that, we have assignments from other modules to complete. The objective of that final meeting was to compile all of our findings and put them together to present it. However, there was member A that was not only late but also could not present his work to the team. This added pressure to the team as everyone wanted to finalize the project fast and continue with their other tasks. The team questioned the member on why he could not complete his part on time. He claim that he did not have time to finish his part due to the other assignments. This lead to the team being angry at him as the rest was able to finish up despite having the same assignments as him.  As the tension rises,…

Blogpost #1: Strengths and Challengers in Communication (Revised)

Communication takes place in our daily life. To be an effective communicator, we must understand that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a key to communicate with others. For this blog post, I will be describing my strength and challenges in communication, as well as two objectives that I hope to achieve by the end of this course.
Firstly, my strength will be that I observe one’s non-verbal cues. During a conversation, I am aware of the speaker’s facial expression and whether they are displaying signs of boredom or excitement. Another non-verbal cue I would be aware of is their tone of speech, as the tone of the speaker can give away their level of interest in the current topic. Such example would be a conversation with my polytechnic friends where I was sharing about my university experience. However, I could tell the expression of this friend who has not entered university. The expression that he was showing no sign of interest in the …

Additional Post: Communication without words

Non-verbal communication is the process of sending and receiving messages without the use of words either spoken or written. In this blog post, I will be reflecting on what I know about non-verbal communication and its role in interpersonal relationships.
Firstly, I know that  non-verbal communication includes body movements, posture, eye contact, para-language, closeness (or personal space), facial expressions and physiological changes. An example on posture was the TED video that I watched before the start of class, which allowed me to understand how body languages help an introvert look confident. She spoke about how introverts hold up their arms in a V-shape and lift their chin up. Which makes one feel and seem powerful.
Secondly, the role of non-verbal communication in an interpersonal relationship can either aid or hinder one's communication. Non-verbal communication would aid one's communication through body language. An example would be my experience to a foreign country…

Blogpost #1: Strengths and Challengers in Communication (Final)

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Communication takes place in our daily life. To be an effective communicator, we must understand that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a key to communicate with others. For this blog post, I will be describing my strength and challenges in communication, as well as two objectives that I hope to achieve by the end of this course.
Firstly, my strength will be that I have the tendency to observe one’s non-verbal cues. An example would be during a conversation, I tend to be more aware of the speaker’s facial expression and whether they are displaying signs of boredom or excitement. Another non-verbal cue I would be aware of is their tone of speech, as the tone of the speaker can give away their level of interest in the current topic.
Next, I will be describing the two challenges that I face while communicating. Firstly, I have the habit of staying in my comfort zone. I find myself preferring to talk about topics that I am more interested in…

Blogpost #1: Strengths and Challengers in Communication (Draft)

Communication takes place in our daily life. In order to be an effective communicator, we must understand that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use of this understanding as a key to communicate with others. For this blog post, I will be describing my strength and challenges in communication, as well as two objectives that I hope to achieve by the end of this course.
Firstly, my strength will be that I have the tendency to observe one’s non-verbal cues. An example would be during a conversation, I tend to be more aware of the speaker’s facial expression and whether they are displaying signs of boredom or excitement. Another non-verbal cue I would be aware of is their tone of speech, as the tone of the speaker can give away their level of interest in the current topic.

Next, I will be describing the two challenges that I face while communicating. Firstly, I have the habit of staying in my comfort zone. I find myself preferring to talk about topics that I am more …