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As everyone knows by now there is a difference between a man and a womans outer appearance What some people do not realize is that a man and a woman are also different in communication techniques Generally speaking men and women fall into two categories when dealing with communication techniques When men talk it is for giving information Deborah Tannen says this informative speaking is report-talk Report-talk as defined by Deborah Tannen is public speaking Women on the other hand use small talk to communicate Small talk is a conversation which is usually considered to be short and meaningless Deborah Tannen states that this communication technique of women is rapport-talk Rapport-talk as defined by Deborah Tannen is private speaking This essay will discuss the following 1 How Deborah Tannen and John Gray are similar in respect to their views on communication between men and women 2 how Tannen and Gray are different in their views on communication between men and women 3 the effects that result from these different types of communication 4 which essay is in agreement with my personal opinion and 5 the suggestions about communication from the essay Deborah Tannen and John Gray are two authors who have many similarities One similarity is the fact that both authors notice that men and women do speak differently Tannen suggests that the way that men and women communicate is something that is learned from the early stages in life From childhood men learn to use talking as a way to get and keep attention So they are more comfortable speaking in large groups made up of people they know less well-in the broadest sense public speaking From childhood girls criticize peers who try to stand out or appear better than others People feel their closest connections at home Both authors realized men and women have different ways of talking However their views on the communication techniques are different Deborah Tannen suggests
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