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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Increasing.

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 2.19.2011 Communication Strategies: Increasing Accuracy in Impression Formation Successful communication depends largely on the accuracy of the impressions you form of others. Here are a few ways to increase your accuracy in impression formation. • Observe.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Guidelines for.

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 3.26.2011 Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitating and Responding to Self-Disclosures When someone discloses to you, it’s usually a sign of trust and affection. Practice the skills of effective and active listening. Be willing to reciprocate.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Self-Disclosure.

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 3.07.2011 Communication Strategies: Self-Disclosure Dangers In weighing any decision to self-disclosure, consider the potential dangers: Personal Risks The more you reveal about yourself to others, the more areas of your life you expose to possible attack.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Growing in Self.

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 2.05.2011 Communication Strategies: Growing in Self-Awareness Because self-awareness is so important in communication, try to increase awareness of your own needs, desires, habits, beliefs, and attitudes. You can do this in various ways. Listen to others.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Guidelines for.

The Communication Blog

If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 4.07.2011 Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Resisting Pressure to Self-Disclose You may, on occasion, find yourself in a position where a friend, colleague, or romantic partner pressures you to self-disclose. Here are a few suggestions. Delay a decision.

The Communication Blog: College Rankings

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 2.19.2011 College Rankings If you’re concerned with college rankings (or Car and Drivers comparisons), take a look at Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Order of Things&# ( New Yorker , February 14 & 21, 2011, pp. 68-75). this is a great post.

New Communication Words

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 12.20.2010 New Communication Words Here is a great article on new words introduced in 2010. The words in the communication section are: coffice, halfalogue, sofalize, mansplainer, and social graph. They’re given in the article.

The Communication Blog: Feedforward

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 11.25.2010 Feedforward I want to broaden The Communication Blog to include items that the general reader who has a casual interest in communication might want to read. Some of these will come from one or more of my textbooks and some will be new.

Nonverbal Cues

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 9.24.2009 Perceiving Nonverbal Cues Here is an interesting article--something quite different from what we normally see about nonverbal communication. Its an interesting way to teach sensitivity to nonverbal cues and also has enormous practical application.

Intercultural Communication

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 8.31.2009 Intercultural Communication: Gaining Weight? Heres an interesting example of the differences in meaning for a simple comment about gaining weight between English and Japanese. Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Reduce Your.

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 1.15.2011 Communication Strategies: Reduce Your Ethnocentrism Ethnocentrism is the tendency to evaluate the values, beliefs, and behaviors of your own culture as being more positive, logical, and natural than those of other cultures. Fantastic Joseph!

The Communication Blog: Introducing People

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 3.29.2011 Introducing People Here is a brief section on Introducing People that I wrote for Interpersonal Messages 2/e and Essentials of Human Communication 7/e but I thought it would also be of interest to readers of The Interpersonal Communication Book.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Self-Esteem

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 2.12.2011 Communication Strategies: Self-Esteem Self-esteem is a measure of how valuable you think you are; people with high self-esteem think very highly of themselves, whereas people with low self-esteem view themselves negatively. Seek Out Nourishing People.

Mmmmmmmm: Emerson College seeks tech-savvy journalism teacher, demands application sent SNAIL MAIL

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here it is: "Send a cover letter, curriculum vita, and a list of at least three references to : Chair of Journalist-in-Residence Search Committee, Department of Journalism, Emerson College, 120 Boylston St., To me this seems right off the front page of those supermarket tabloids in the 1970s.  Boston, MA 02116. 

The Communication Blog: Alexithymia

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 3.08.2011 Alexithymia Most interpersonal communication textbooks list the major emotions, talk about the need to be able to describe what you’re feeling, and provide a variety of terms to describe the basic or primary emotions.

Guns in Colleges

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 2.20.2011 Guns in Colleges Is this insane or is this insane? Categories: guns and colleges , guns on campus 1 comments: Anonymoussaid. 4:47 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading. Impolite Questions, What Are They?

Emotional Checker

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 12.20.2010 Emotional Checker Take a look at this website for an emotional message checker. It evaluates words for eight emotions (from the positive to the negative): affection, enjoyment, amusement, contentment, sadness, fear, anger, and humiliation.

Cyberflirting etc

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 12.20.2010 Cyberflirting etc Here is a startling statistic from a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and reported in The Week magazine (December 17, 2010, p. Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se. Impolite Questions, What Are They?

$5 Off

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 11.29.2010 $5 Off $5 Off The $5 off coupon and the large percentage reductions provide good examples of media literacy and its relevance to everyday living. Increasingly we see coupons for saving money at the various stores. One such one is Bed Bath & Beyond.

Facial Attraction

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 10.16.2010 Facial Attraction Heres an interesting article on facial attraction that is likely to stimulate some interesting class discussion. ► March (5) Introducing People Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitat.

Online Politeness

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 10.10.2010 Online Politeness Heres an intresting take on politeness (Int. of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, 1(2), 65-84, April-June 2009), a topic we address in our textbooks but never fully enough. I was wondering where the link to the article was?

Virtual and face-to-face meetings

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 9.26.2010 Virtual and face-to-face meetings Here is a great little interview on virtual meetings and how they differ from the face to face groups that we emphasize in our small group chapters. Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se.

Social Media Warnings

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 9.24.2010 Social Media Warnings Here is a particularly useful set of guidelines for avoiding problems with social media messages. The examples are especially revealing and serve as warnings to all social media users but especially to those looking for a job.

College and its Benefits

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 9.22.2010 College and its Benefits Heres an interesting article on the value of a college degree--especially appropriate today when there is so much talk about college not necessarily being a good investment. Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se.

Accents and Credibility

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 8.30.2010 Accents and Credibility Here is an interesting article that provides some evidence suggesting that messages spoken with an accent are perceived as less credible than messages spoken without an accent. All in all an interesting area to explore.

Interpersonal Communication throughout the World

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. And then goes on to ask, "Why isnt interpersonal communication studied and taught in other cultures?" This is simply not true. Further, my interpersonal and hybrid books sell widely in Japan and, in fact, throughout Asia, Europe, and Australia.

Tweets

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 7.26.2010 Tweets Here are some interesting findings about tweets (reported in the NYTimes 7/25/10, p. 4 Weekend). Thursdays tweets seem to be the saddest and Sunday the happiest. And tweets from the West Coast are happier than those from the East Coast. said. ??,???!??!

Social Networking Cautions

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 7.06.2010 Social Networking Cautions Heres another reason for being cautious about what you write on your social networking pages. Facebook leads the way with 66% saying this was the primary source; MySpace was at 15% and Twitter at 5%.

Social Networking and Getting a Job

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 7.02.2010 Social Networking and Getting a Job Heres an article from CareerBuilder that makes a strong case for being cautious about what goes on your Facebook or MySpace site. Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se. Impolite Questions, What Are They?

Talking about Relationships

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 5.07.2010 Talking about Relationships The cover story in yesterdays AM New York was titled "Oh Boy!" and reports on a Florida Baptist minister, George Alan Rekers, an outspoken anti-gay activist who wants to "cure" homosexuals. Impolite Questions, What Are They?

Intercultural communication

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 5.02.2010 Intercultural communication Take a look at "What Not to Say" by Sam Sommers in Psychology Today (June 2010)--it doesnt seem to be online yet; its a different take on intercultural communication from that which appears in most of our textbooks.

Relationships and Relationship Conflict

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 4.24.2010 Relationships and Relationship Conflict If you havent seen it, take a look at Is Marriage Good for Your Health? by Tara Parker-Pope in the New York Times Magazine (April 18, 2010). I was skeptical, but after reading the book, I'm convinced.

Interviewing Mistakes

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 4.14.2010 Interviewing Mistakes Here is a great little article on mistakes to avoid in the employment interview. Categories: Interviewing , interviewing mistakes 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading.

Romance in the Workplace

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 4.12.2010 Romance in the Workplace Heres an interesting Q&A that updates some of the thinking on office romance. Each of the questions will, I suspect, make for great class discussion. This quiz doesn't seem to be available? Can it be posted again?

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Gender Differences

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 4.08.2010 Gender Differences Heres a brief article on gender differences in verbal communication. It can serve as an interesting stimulus for class discussion. ► March (5) Introducing People Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitat.

Free Speech

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. Categories: Facebook , free speech 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading. ► March (5) Introducing People Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitat. Impolite Questions, What Are They?

Stopping Unwanted Behavior

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 2.15.2010 Stopping Unwanted Behavior A recent letter to Dear Abby is from a woman whose husband slaps her on the bottom which he refers to as a "love tap" and she as "degrading and frustrating." Although she has told him repeatedly to stop, he doesnt. What to do?

Body Language

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 2.10.2010 Body Language, Dating, and Courtship Just in time for Valentines Day-- suggestions for body language youll want to avoid. Categories: body language 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading.

Relevant education

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. Categories: Communication , importance of communication , relevant education , workplace communication 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading. Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se.

Buzzwords of 2009

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If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. Categories: buzzwords 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading. Communication Skills Classes | Add your site ARCHIVE ► 2011 (18) ► April (1) Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Resisting.