Nora LopezI.Understanding the Communication ProcessNo matter how we create or send our messages, the basic communication process consists of the same elements. It starts with an idea that must be transmitted.A.The Communication Process1.Sender has idea2.Sender Encodes Message3.Sender selects channel, transmits message4.Receiver decodes message5.Feedback returns to senderB.Sender has ideaThe communication process begins here. The form of the idea may be influenced by factors that include mood, frame of reference, background, culture and physical makeup, as well as the context of the situation etc.C.Sender Encodes IdeaThis step involves encoding, which means converting the idea into words or gestures that will convey meaning.D.Sender Selects Channel and Transmits MessagesThe medium over which the message travels is the channel. Messages ay be delivered by computer, wireless network, smartphone, social network, letter, memorandum, report announcement, picture, spoken word, fax, Web page, or some other channel.E.Receiver Decodes MessageThe individual for whom the message is intended is the receiver. Translating the message from its symbolform into meaning involves decoding. Only when the receiver understands the meaning intended by the sender-that is, successfully decodes the message-does communication take place.F.Feedback Returns to SenderThe verbal and nonverbal responses of the receiver create feedback, a vital part of the communication process.G.Barriers That Create Misunderstanding1.BypassingBypassing happens when people miss each other with their meanings.2.Differing Frames of ReferenceEach person has their own frames of reference which cause individuals to disagree on perceptions.3.Lack of Language SkillsEveryone needs an adequate vocabulary and skills in oral and written expression.4.DistractionsOther communication barriers are emotional interference, physical distractions, and digital interruptions.