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Praxis Business: Foundations of Communication - Chapter Summary
Watch our targeted videos to prepare for your Praxis business test. Review the following basics:
- Communication techniques
- Barriers to communication
- Today's communication skills
- Communication process
- Effective listening
- Perception in the process of communication
- Communication types: oral, written, interpersonal and non-verbal
As you finish watching each video lesson, make sure that you take the corresponding quiz for self-assessment. Go back to any lessons where your mastery is not yet in place.
Praxis Business: Foundations of Communication Objectives
The questions concerning communication and career development constitute about 15% of your exam, which is approximately 18 questions on the 120-question, 2-hour test. You can demonstrate an understanding of the following topics in this portion of the exam:
- Foundations of communication: skills and techniques
- Barriers to communication
- Types of communication: oral and written, including presentations, reports, memos, letters and email
- Employment communications: applications, résumés and interview techniques
- Career research tools and resources
You can prepare for this section of your business exam by watching all of our communication videos and completing the quizzes for self-assessment. The quizzes can indicate any areas needing additional attention, in addition to introducing you to the types of questions you might find on the actual test.
1. What is Communication? - Definition & Importance
Any task or transaction that requires more than one person can only be successfully completed with communication. In this lesson, you'll learn what communication is, types of communication and the importance of communication.
2. Types of Communication: Interpersonal, Non-Verbal, Written & Oral
This lesson distinguishes between the various methods of communication used by managers, including interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, written communication and oral communication.
3. The Communication Process
This lesson describes the process of communication. Terms such as sender, receiver, channel, encoding, decoding, noise, and feedback will be defined and explained with examples.
4. Barriers to Effective Communication: Definition & Examples
Companies need to be aware of potential barriers to communication. In general, physical separation and differences in status differences, gender, culture and language can potentially either block or distort effective communication.
Communication Barriers List & Flashcards
This set of flashcards will explore barriers to effective communication. Learn about barriers to communication and how to keep them from popping up in your everyday conversations.
6. Workplace Communication: Importance, Strategies & Examples
Workplace communication is very important to companies because it allows companies to be productive and operate effectively. Employees can experience an increase in morale, productivity and commitment if they are able to communicate up and down the communication chain in an organization.
7. What Is Effective Listening in the Workplace? - Definition, Techniques & Barriers
Effective listening skills allow individuals to retain information by showing interest, listening and providing feedback to the other party in the communication exchange. There are specific techniques that will help individuals overcome listening barriers.
8. How Perception Influences the Communication Process
Perception's effect on the communication process is all about how the same message can be interpreted differently by different people. Distortions, such as stereotypes, projections and halo effects, all affect worker relationships and productivity.
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