Turn-Taking


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Turn-taking refers to how participants in a conversation manage their speaking and listening time to allow others to participate in the conversation. There are different turn-taking styles: some allow for thinking time between speakers, whereas others are more accepting of interruptions. In intercultural communication, turn-taking is a strategy that makes sure that all participants of different cultural backgrounds have the opportunity to express ideas and opinions, and respond to others in the context of meetings and discussions.

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