Barriers to Effective Communication Paper
Due Date: Monday October 10, 2011
Instructor: Janette Nichols
When it comes to communicating with people in our daily lives, there are many people that think
there is just talking and listening to the other people in the communicating process. However,
there is actually five step in the communication process; which are as follows: 1.) sending the
message out to someone, 2.) sending the message through a medium, 3.) receiving the message ,
4.) understanding the message the person had sent, and 5.) giving your feedback to the individual
that had sent the message to you.
1.) Sending the message: with this step in communication, this is where a person gathers
their thoughts about what they want to say in the message, and then comes to the
conclusion that this what that needs to be said. Although we have thoughts about
different things every day, there are many of them that should be kept to ourselves.
2.) Sending the message through a medium: once the person has decided what he or
she needs to be said, now it is time where the brain decides how the message should be
sent. Whether it is in written form, in an email, a text message, or in a letter. It can also
be received through speaking to the person face-to-face or on the telephone. The message
can also be given in the body language the person is presenting.
3.) Receiving the message: in this third step, this is where the person receives the
message from the sender. If the message is given in conversation form, then the
person sending it must make sure that he or she speak loud enough so that the
message can be received. If the message is sent in an email, a text message, or a
letter, the sender must make sure that it is worded so the reader can understand it and