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Face to Face vs Long Distance communication

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Phrases

  1. To identify which type of communication is better, we need to choose with whom we are communicating.
  2. For instance, if we communicate with relatives or a very close person, of course we are willing to talk face to face.
  3. In that case we are more interested in personality, not in the subject being discussed.
  4. There is another reason for using face to face communication to discuss important decisions and news. For example, to report bad news, ask someone to marry you, or decide to take a big loan.
  5. On the other hand, when we talk about business necessity, a face to face communication is not always the best solution.
  6. In most cases email is the best choice. When you send somebody an email, you allow them to respond at a time that suits them.
  7. And you keep a history of correspondence when you use an email.
  8. But the main problem with written communication is that the lack of spoken emphasis can lead to misunderstandings.
  9. Nevertheless, using the phone often allows you to solve the problem faster than any other way.
  10. Video calling provides an alternative to face-to-face communication without any of the drawbacks of written or purely spoken communication.
  11. By using new technologies people are losing their ability to communicate and build relationships.
  12. Face-to-face allows for additional information through body language and real time feedback.
  13. But in our fast world, new long distance communication are often more applicable because of more efficient use/usage of time.

Vocabulary

  • drawbacks – a feature that renders something less acceptable; a disadvantage or problem
  • emphasis – stress given to a word or words when speaking to indicate particular importance
  • purely – entirely; exclusively
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