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Being a Receptive Communication Partner


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
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Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Interpersonal communication is a two-way street. The 'giver' has the lion's share of responsibility in making sure the communication conveys the correct intent and message. But no one likes to talk to a wall, so in many ways, the response from the communication recipient is as important as the message that's given. When you're on the receiving end of a communication, regardless of whether or not it has been planned or delivered effectively, you must try to be receptive and understand what was intended. This requires two essential skills that most everyone finds challenging to keep sharpened: listening and questioning. In this course, you'll work on sharpening those skills – as well as on getting yourself in the right receptive mind-set for communicating.

Target Audience
Individuals who want to improve their interpersonal communication skills

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.4

Lesson Objectives

Being a Receptive Communication Partner

  • recognize the benefits that adopting a receptive mind-set has on your interpersonal communications
  • recognize behaviors that indicate receptivity to a communication
  • recognize examples of effective listening skills being applied in interpersonal communications
  • ask questions that promote mutual learning and understanding during interpersonal communications
  • be receptive to communications by listening, asking clarifying and discovery questions, and adopting an open, learning mind-set
  • Course Number:
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