Active Listening​ Essay

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Madeline Unkefer

Part I: Nonverbal Communication
Try This
:
Research what one hand gesture means in a different country
.
(You may ask people from other countries
/and or conduct your own web search or library search for answers). Some suggested countries/cultures to research might be: Italy, Japan, China, Greece, and the Middle East (10 points) Hand gesture:
Middle finger, pointer finger and thumb all up. Country/Culture referenced:
China

What does it mean?
The number 7 Part II: Nonverbal Communication and Active Listening Choice #1
: Interview a professional about their career choice and take some notes. Focus on the non­verbal gestures and active listening that take place during the interview. Document non­verbal gestures the other person uses and your interpretation of these gestures. Do they conflict with the message being sent? While conducting the interview, be sure to use active listening statements to clarify understanding. Some suggested topics of discussion to cover during your interview might include the following:
1) What is your current job title?
2) What are your current job responsibilities?
3) What level of education/certification must you have for this career?
4) Did you have to train for this career once you began your job, or did your education prepare you for this position?
5) Is there opportunity for advancement in your career?
6) What other paths can you follow with this career?
7) What are your biggest challenges in this position? Discuss at least two examples of nonverbal communication and active listening that took place during your conversation and record these items on your workfile below. Nonverbal Communication during interview: (15 points each)
Example 1: P
aralinguistics
What message did this send?
The person I was interviewing was extremely loud and had a proud tone when speaking about his job and the position he holds at my local bank. Example 2:
Gestures

What message did this send?
I noticed whenever I asked him a question that required him to think a little bit first, he would shift in his chair, causing me to think he was nervous about that particular question and unsure how to answer it.

Active listening during interview: (15 points each)
Example 1:
I used the phrase “So what you’re saying is”
Example 2:
I also used the phrase “In other words, you think that”
B. Reflecting on the interview you conducted, what did you learn about their career? In five or more sentences, discuss your interest in this career and how the interview impacted your interest. (20 points)
I learned that a bankers job requires a lot of…