Date: Friday, September 4th 2015
Participants (from 10 countries):
Bangladesh: J.A.| India: Nishi, Venkat, Jay | Argentina: Johny | USA: Rebecca, Rick, Tom Passa | Egypt: Emy | Sudan: Ahmed | Indonesia: Tibi | Norway: Thomas deColita | Mauritania: Boboty | Tunisia: Marwa
Panel PRO: Tibi, J.A., Emy, Jay
Panel CON: Nishi, Rick, Becky, Ahmed,
Audience: Thomas, Johny, Tom Passa, Boboty
- In the school environment, it is the teacher’s duty to make sure students understand.
- Even if the student has good listening and comprehension skills, if the teacher is not an effective communicator, delivering the message would be a failure.
- The teacher holds the primary responsibility for a good communication.
- If the verbal communication is not effective, the teacher can also use audio or video tools to supplement the teaching experience, because the main purpose of a teacher is to successfully teach and deliver a message.
- It is the communicator’s job to make sure students learn.
- In order to make your message to come across, it’s the responsibility of the communicator to understand his audience, and he must be use the right choice of words depending on the level and abilities of the audience.
- The communicator must build the listener’s trust in order to effectively deliver the message.
- In an interview, if the interviewee doesn’t understand the interviewer, she or he will not get the job.
- There are factors such as the physical indicators that the student is not getting the messages, which the student is responsible for. The communicator cannot always be accountable for everything that the recipient doesn't understand.
- To pay attention is important for effective communication.
- In order to attend university lectures or any other lectures, and effectively understand them, you will need to have certain level of listening skills and comprehension skills.
- Seek first to understand then to be understood.
- In a class, students have as much responsibility to comprehend as the teacher to be understood.
- It is more important how I use that information; the listener has to understand what to do with the information that has been put out.
- If the communicator is very good at delivering a message, if the receiver has no listening skills, it will be like the communicator will be talking to themselves or to a wall.
- Although it is important that the communicator has a huge responsibility to deliver his message effectively, there ought to be a balance.
- There is also a responsibility on the side of the receiver.
- Bias causes communication problems: when the receiver has a bias, there will be some challenges in receiving and understanding certain messages.
- Boboty voted for the team A
- Jay voted for the team A
- Tom Passa voted for the team A
- Johny voted for the team B
Team A won this debate, Congrats team A!.
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