Week 1 DQ2 Essay

Submitted By arosique
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This topic discussed the importance of communication. One of GCU’s goals is to help you effectively communicate throughout your life. Access and review the "Communication Tool." Why is it important to communicate effectively with others? How will effective communication help students in their academic career? Give examples. Why do you think GCU emphasizes quality discussion posts and proper etiquette in the Discussion Forums?

“Communication the process or act of using sounds, words, behaviors, or signs to exchange or express information, feelings, thoughts, or ideas” (DiVincenzo, n.d.) While we have been communicating our entire life, is the message being transmitted correctly? Because of preconceived notions people tend to translate the message to fit their immediate need. This is a behavior, I believe, comes from childhood when we interpret “no” as a tool to negotiate with our parents, for example. In order to become an effective communicator, I believe it is extremely important to be able to relate the audience and convey the message efficiently. I learn in my professional career that there were some people that could not convey a message to save their life, they were not effective, and they did not understand the audience in order to establish a good channel of communication. Many things can be lost in translation if we do not verify or acknowledge the message.
Effective communications is essential for our academic career. If we do not share our opinions and thoughts in a manner that everyone can