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Analytical Paper - Communications 100 Tu Th 12:30...

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Communications 100 Tu Th @ 12:30 Analytical Paper Competent Communication Communication is a systemic process in which people interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings (Wood, 11). It is ongoing and always moving forward and changing. Communication is an essential part of our every day lives. We communicate through different ways like non-verbal communication, cultural communication, listening, personal relationship communications, and group communication. Each method of communicating is different, but all have the same result. Non-verbal communication is all aspects of communication other than words themselves. It includes how we utter words, features of environments that affect interaction, and objects that influence personal images and interaction patterns (Wood, 148). Some of the ways we communicate non-verbally include body language, gestures, and facial expressions. Non-verbal communication is often especially powerful in establishing and expressing relational meanings (Wood, 154). Non-verbal communication is a daily party of my interactions in life. One type of non-verbal communication is kinesics. Kinesics is body position and body motions, including those of the face (Wood, 154). When having conversations with my friends, I use hand gestures a lot of the time to get my point across. Using hand gestures allows me to have my hands ‘say’ things I can not say verbally. Another aspect of kinesics is body posture. If we stand up straight and appear confident we might give off the sense that we are self-assured. If we slouch we may give seem like we are not very sure of ourselves. Body postures and gestures may signal whether we are open to interaction and how we feel about others. Someone who sits with their arms crossed and
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looks downward seems to say, “Do not bother me” (Wood, 155). I very often sit with my arms folded because I find it comfortable; and, if bored, I will look downward and zone out. After researching non-verbal communication and coming across that folding your arms and looking down may give off a negative feeling, I try to not do it so often anymore. Another type of communication is group communication. Group communication is communication to multiple people at a time that include people you work with, a sport team, and social groups. There are four types of group communication which are task communication, procedural communication, climate communication, and egocentric communication. Task communication deals with problems or issues of a group. It
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