It also is important to be confident as it shows that you are able to perform confidently in front of the group of people when presenting work. This is important because you'll sometimes be asked to present work in front a group of people somewhere in your career path, and having the required skills to be confident will allow you to present yourself in a correct manor and not seem worried or unprepared.
You have to learn how to adapt and suit an audience for the best communication. Changing the tone of your voice so you can be heard, emphasizing on certain points to convey your seriousness and to also keep your audience interested. Also including your audience allows them to relate to specific points within your speech, this allows them to understand on a personal level keeping them interested. Different terminology also allows you to keep the audience involved and interested. Interpersonal communication skills are needed when you are talking to someone face to face. They’re also needed if the audience can or can’t see or hear you.(even if you cannot see or hear them)
Communication In Writing
Lack Of Concentration
Cultural differences can include, gestures, language barriers, religion and local language. Gestures in different parts of the world come with different meanings, in some countries certain hand, body or facial gestures can cause extreme offence to others not knowing of their upbringing from where they lived. Many people are unaware of such gestures and if it was in a line of work it could cause huge controversy throughout the workplace, It needs to be outlines if people have such a background so these actions do not take place. Language barriers are also a huge problem when it comes to a multi-cultural workplace. Translators may be needed in a workplace environment if there's people who aren't able to communicate through the same language, this could impair communication but not destroy it. It can be overcome with translators or another form of communication.
Religion is also a huge factor when it comes to the workplace, people need to be aware of others religions and their beliefs. It needs to be clearly outlined about peoples religions as it can cause negative affects such as arguments and other implications. These negative impacts can be negated by implementing policies towards zero tolerance on racial behaviour. Lastly, local language can also be a barrier - this is including local 'slang' which other people within the workplace may not understand. This doesn't just lead to social barriers but some people could take offence to it. Also using this local language within the workplace could cause social implications such as misunderstandings which in affect would only cause negative outcomes. To amend this small changes could be made so any local language such as 'slang' is kept to a minimum or not allowed due to people having to understand it won't help at work due to others being unaware due to their upbringings.
Mechanisms To Reduce Barriers
Having the appropriate volume in a conference will also help as well as it will allow you to maintain the right amount of concentration which will result in a minimized amount of distractions. Background noise can also cause distractions, choosing a secure location out of the way of any other conversations will help as it will allow people to focus on what's been talked about. Lack of technical knowledge can also be a barrier, reducing this can help so much and it can be done by preparing yourself for that area of work before you work with it. Going for an interview means you may need to know the technical jargon for that specific role, being up to date will help your communication between you and your others.