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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 1 Foundations of Human Communication FIVE PRINCIPLES One: Be aware of your communication with yourself and others. Two: Effectively use and interpret verbal messages. Three: Effectively use and interpret nonverbal messages. Four: Listen and respond thoughtfully to others. Five: Appropriately adapt messages to others. COMMUNICATION DEFINED Human communication is the process of making sense out of the world and sharing that sense with others by creating meaning through the use of verbal and nonverbal messages. COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE The message should; Be understood as the communicator intended it to be understood. Achieve the intended effect the communicator intended to achieve. Be ethical. WHY STUDY COMMUNICATION? Employability Relationships Health COMMUNICATION MODELS Who (sender) Says what (message) In what channel To whom (receiver) With what effect COMMUNICATION AS ACTION COMMUNICATION AS TRANSACTION COMMUNICATION CHARACTERISTICS Inescapable Irreversible Complicated...
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- Spring '08