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DUMORE ENTERPRISES LIMITED
Invites suitably qualified persons to join our
company for the following position:
Accounts Payable Clerk
Qualification and Experience
• Certified Accounting Technician
qualification and should be pursuing
ACCA skills module
• 2 - 5 years experience in an accounts
payable position or Accounts
• Knowledge of accounting procedures
• Ability to work in a team environment &
consistently meet deadlines
Applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
Dumore Enterprises Limited
St. Mary's Village
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF
APPLICATIONS: December 6th 2013
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL
NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED 1108061
Must have experience and be a great
team player that is willing to work with
and build an effective team in a high
Please call and email resume to
Communication Barriers are the various obstacles
and hurdles which arise in between of an effective
communication leading to misunderstandings and
misinterpretations by the receiver. In the above
example noise was the communication barrier.
Role of communication barriers in ineffective com-
Noise: This plays an important barrier to effective
communication. Imagine you want to pass on some
information to a person standing next to a blaring
mike. Do you think, the sender will ever be able to
interpret it correctly?
Do you think the receiver in this case is to blame?
In this case, because of the blaring mike, the infor-
mation will never reach the person in its desired
Any presentation or speech delivered in a noisy
classroom or auditorium is pointless as the infor-
mation would never fall on the ears of the listeners.
Try sharing some information with your friend in
an overcrowded bus or a noisy market, correct infor-
mation will never reach the recipient and he would
never be able to interpret it correctly or respond
accordingly. Here noise is an external communication
barrier and it results in the distortion of the mes-
Unorganised Thought: - This is also instrumental
in poor communication and a very important barrier
to effective communication.
Wrong interpretations: Wrong interpretations again
play a very important role in miscommunication.
An information can be wrongly interpreted by the
receiver leading to a complete mess. "Tom went for
a bash yesterday night". The word bash can be decod-
ed as beating as well as a party.
The sender might convey his message to the recip-
ient in order to provide some necessary information
but the receiver might misinterpret it. It is the respon-
sibility of the receiver to give proper feedback to the
speaker and clear all the doubts before ending the
conversation. Don t keep things within yourself; ask
if you are not clear with anything.
Not Understanding the receiver: The boss once
wanted to address his young team. He quoted exam-
ples from the year 1950 - the year when his team
members were not even born. Don t you think, all
the young chaps will lose interest after sometime?
That s the importance of understanding the recipient.
Don t just prepare a speech, learn more about the
culture, habits, thought process of your listeners.
The sender must understand the receiver first and
then pass on the information.
If a sender is sad and you want to give him some
exciting news, he will neither respond nor understand
and hence the effect will for sure get nullified. Not
understanding the receiver again is a barrier to effec-
Ignoring the content: One should lay emphasis
on the content of his speech.
The content has to be clear, crisp and above all
interesting. Don t just speak; take some time to find
out what you are speaking. Find out whether the
content is relevant or not? During presentations,
the speaker must use interesting words, funny one
liner to capture the attention of the listeners. Don t
make your speech monotonous otherwise the listeners
after sometime will definitely fall asleep.
One should be smart enough to understand when
to crack a slight joke in mid of a conversation. It
really works. Don t just speak for the heck of it,
understand what you are speaking and try to make
it more interesting, crisp and above all relevant.
Avoiding the Listener: Imagine yourself attending
a seminar where the speaker is simply reading from
Barriers in effective communication
his notes and for once has not made
any eye contact with you. You will
never be able to relate with the speaker
and hence never bother to find out
what he wants to convey. Don t just
go on. Create a friendly atmosphere
and then start communicating. Don t
just come to the point, one can ask
questions from the listeners like what s
new?, Lovely weather or even use com-
pliments like wonderful crowd, enthu-
siastic group. Don t avoid your listeners,
make an eye contact with them to
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