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Barriers to Communication and How to Overcome Them

A closed door, an exasperated expression, a noisy workstation, a cultural misunderstanding—all of these are examples of “noise,” a general term for anything that gets in the way of effective communication. The key to overcoming communication barriers is to be able to identify and understand them. This program explains the various types of noise and details specific examples of physical, organizational, emotional, nonverbal, cultural, language-related or written barriers. Through expert interviews and creative vignettes, the video offers solutions to overcoming these common communication barriers. A co-production of Films for the Humanities & Sciences and MotionMasters.

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Common Communication Barriers
Learn the seven types of barriers and their components. Experts explain noise and distortion.