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speakers vs. listeners, (was: C-IPA underlying principles and methods)

From:Muke Tever <mktvr@...>
Date:Thursday, February 27, 2003, 11:42
From: "Christophe Grandsire" <christophe.grandsire@...>
> En réponse à Tristan <kesuari@...>: > > Rule one of communication: if your audience ever misunderstands you, > > it's your fault for not expressing yourself properly. > > Not true. The rule one of communication is that you have to be two to > communicate, and the listener mustn't be passive (otherwise it's no > communication after all). You can't always blame misunderstandings on the > speaker.
Well, it *is* for the speaker to estimate how much explanation it will take for the audience to comprehend what he's saying. If he fails, it's the speaker's fault for not parsing the audience feedback before delivering his feedforward. Misunderstandings do have other sources though, such as noise. *Muke! --