XCOM 200 Assignment Listening Barriers Paper

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Assignment: Listening Barriers Paper • Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that identifies listening barriers you have experienced, explains their effects, and determines appropriate listening strategies. The paper must include an introduction, body, and conclusion. o Describe a situation from your life in which you had trouble listening. o Identify two or more listening barriers that were present. o Explain how each barrier contributed to your inability to listen effectively. o Determine which two listening strategies would best allow you to cope with these barriers. o Explain specifically how each strategy can work to eliminate a particular listening barrier. • Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

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Listening BarriersXCOM 200December 11, 2010Listening BarriersEven though people spend so much of their communication time listening, most don't listen as well as they should. Twenty-four hours after you hear a speech, aclass lecture, or a sermon, you have forgotten more than half of what was said. And it gets worse. In another twenty-four hours, you have forgotten half of what you remembered,so you really remember only a quarter of the lecture.Interpersonal listening skills may be even worse. When you listen to a speech or lecture, you have a clearly defined listening role; one person talks and you are expectedto listen. But in interpersonal situations, you may have to alternate quickly betweenspeaking and listening. This takes considerable skill and concentration. Often you arethinking of what you want to say next, rather than listening. (Steven A. Beebe, 2008)I can remember when I use to work for White Castles. I was working there at the time for I want to say about 3 years. One of the District supervisors liked the way I was handling business with the customers getting them in and out. So, one day he told me that he wanted to make me an Instructor. I had to go to a class almost everyday for orientation. I was told to take notes as the teacher was giving the presentation. I took notes to the best of my ability, but at the same time my mind was on something else. I had to listen to everything that was said and that was demonstrated.Everyday I got home I stu

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