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TOPIC 5 TYPES OF COMMUNICATION MESSAGES SCCA1013 Introduction to Communication
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Course Learning Outcome Student is expected to be able to: Explain the different between ‘message’ and ‘meaning’ Identify verbal and nonverbal messages Identify the characteristics of verbal and nonverbal messages Elaborate the functions of verbal and nonverbal messages
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What is message? The actual physical product that the source encodes The English word message is ultimately derived from Latin missus , past participle of the verb mittere , to send E.g: When you write a letter to a friend, what you put on the paper is the message
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Characteristics of message Exists in many forms including verbal and nonverbal Consists various meanings Contains various functions Involves various stages
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What is meaning? Meanings are in people, not words It is the process of making sense of a message The interpretations that audience members take away with them from the message(text) Messages have many meanings. Different members of the audience will have different interpretations of the same messages. Some may interpret it the way the source intended; others may provide their own unique meanings We actively construct meaning by interacting with symbols Communication has two levels of meaning (content & relationship) – refer to topic 2
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Message & Meaning Two different things in communication process BUT they are related and complement each other Ambiguous messages can give impact to the intended meaning Effective communicators are alert to possible misunderstandings, and they check with others to see whether meanings match.
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Formation of message & meaning MESSAGE MEANING Verbal Nonverba l
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Definition: Verbal Communication (VC) the process of sending a message through a spoken language that is understood by both the sender and receiver of the message. the process of verbally transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another. E.g. face-to-face talking, listening to a lecture or seminar, and listening to a television programme. In fact, if you are listening to this lesson, you are engaged in a verbal form of communication
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Principles Of Verbal Messages 1. Meanings are in people 2. Meanings depend on context 3. Messages are culturally influenced 4. Language is both denotative and connotative 5. Language varies in directness
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1. Meanings are in people LOVE -2879951/So-love-one-2014-s-popular- web-searches-needs-Google-experts- enchanting-thought-provoking- answers.html
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Continue To uncover meaning, you need to look into people and not merely into words The same messages can have different meanings when people change The same words are different between people of different cultures Words in themselves don’t have meaning, meaning is in the people who use those words
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2. Meanings depend on context Verbal and nonverbal communications exist in a
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