How Will You Send Your Message Through Barriers To Listening?


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abdul rehman Profile
abdul rehman answered
Barriers may come from listeners themselves when a part of their own background interferes with their perception of the speaker or of the spoken message. Barriers may also come from any one of the elements in the communication process---that is, the sender, receiver, message, channel, environment or ineffective feedback. An unclear message caused by the static or interference on the telephone line is an obvious example of a communication barrier caused by the channel. Neither the listener nor the sender can prevent the barrier. Listening is made easier when the speaker when the speaker is able to send a message that is clear and unambiguous. It is also made easier when the listener avoids the following barriers.
Often the most significant barriers to listening are present within the listener. Some examples of barriers to listening within the listener are:
Boredom or lack of interest
The listener's dislike of the personality or physical appearance of the speaker
A desire to change rather than accept the speaker
A tendency to make early conclusions or to listen only for the pause when the speaker can be interrupted
The instruction of the listener's own values on attitudes
A tendency in the listener to judge the speaker
A willingness in the listener to hear only that part of the message they agree with
A perception by the listener that the speaker lacks credibility:
You will recognize some of these barriers, and perhaps be able to add to them from your own experiences as a listener or as an observer of another listener. Give examples of barriers to listening and their impact on the receiver. As a sender, no matter how skilled you are at speaking on communicating the message, if the receiver does not listen, then communication will fail.
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Rajesh Shri answered
It is important for every entrepreneur and experimentalist to identify the barriers to listening, which most audiences succumb to if the speaker is unable to grab their attention. It is not uncommon to see a vague and oblivious look on a listener's face, especially if the topic being discussed or the speaker becomes passive in the monologue.

A speaker must consider the following, prior to addressing the members in the symposium or forum or when it is in progress, for optimum results:
- Seating arrangement: It should be as compact as possible, depending on the strength of the group, size of the room or hall and the available seating resources.
- Diversity within the group: The speaker should conduct a little research and ensure that the topic or topics are relevant to everyone present.
- Interactions possible: The speaker should ensure that the gathering and business being conducted have room for verbal and physical movement and interaction.

These considerations also help to identify barriers to listening because in the absence of these, it is possible for the listener to get 'lost' and preoccupied. A barrier of listening commonly identified is when a member of the group or a part of it is prejudiced towards the speaker. In this case, the speaker needs to simply assert business over self and support every claim. He needs to be open to questioning and should be able to provide satisfying answers.

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