Disadvantages or Limitations of Face-to-face Conversation - QS Study
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Disadvantages / Limitations of Face-to-face Conversation

Face-to-face conversation is one of the most popular and effective means of oral communication. A lot of merits can be enjoyed in communicating through it. Still it is not free from limitations. Some of its disadvantages / limitations are discussed below:

Unsuitable for large-scale organization: It is troublesome to communicate through face-to-face conversation in large scale organizations. The problem becomes more acute when organization is scattered around the world.

Unsuitable for using in large gathering: Fact-to-face conversation is not effective in communicating with large audiences.

Unsuitable to communicate with distant people: When the sender and receiver are distantly located, communication between them through face-to-face conversation is impossible.

Ineffective when the listener is inattentive: Face-to-face conversation requires attentive listening. If the receiver remains inattentive during conversation, the communication becomes ineffective.

Problem of preservation: Face-to-face conservation is a type of oral communication. If the message exchanged through face-to-face conversation is not recorded in CD or cassette, it cannot be preserved. Therefore, the message of this communication suffers from legal validity of acceptance.

Possibility of denial: if the messages exchanged through face-to-face conversation are not recorded in CD or cassette, any party or both the parties of communication can deny the communication at his or their own interest in future.