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4 the feedback can be very enlightening. You might use the seven items provided in the small group communication behavior list from this chapter or make up your own list of communication behaviors. Don’t go overboard. Five to seven behaviors are enough to provide you with some valuable information on how others see your communication behavior. And remember to be open to their perceptions. You don’t have to disagree, defend, or debate. Just receive the feedback with an open mind. You might just learn something new and helpful.

Finally, nonverbal communication is RALPH WALDO EMERSON ambiguous. ” Nonverbal communication is far too complex and difficult to interpret to convey any one specific message or meaning to a given behavior or act. Someone’s folded arms during a business meeting can be interpreted in a variety of ways. It can mean the person is cold, bored, comfortable, defensive, or angry. It can even mean that he’s hiding a food stain from lunch. One thing you can do when nonverbal communication is ambiguous is to ask questions.

The decoding process involves making sense out of messages. The receiving communicator must decipher the words and the nonverbal cues sent by the other person so they have meaning for him. After decoding the message, the communicator encodes a return message and sends it on its way. Noise is any physical or psychological interference that reduces the accurate decoding of a message, such as the sound of ambient talking, a jackhammer nearby, or multiple meanings for a given work. The most important aspect to remember about this encoding/decoding process is that it occurs simultaneously within each communicator.

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