Communications 201 - Communications 201 Chapters 1 2 and 5...

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Unformatted text preview: Communications 201 Chapters 1, 2, and 5 25/08/2010 09:04:00 ← Interpersonal between two people communicating with each other either verbally or none verbally. • Example> hug, whisper, conversation face to face ← Small group conversation there is some kind of idea for the group, leader then followers • Example> something that can only happen in a small group ← Public Context single person is primarily responsible for speaking and the remainder of the group is responsible for listening • Example>listen in a lecture, participating in a lecture, waiting for the crossing guard ← Mediated Communication occurs when a channel (mediator)other then face to face is necessary to convey the message, most common today! • Example>tweet, skype, write on wall, picture mail ← Mass communication message creator that is sent to everyone ← Technology communications something that is created to be faster ← **Communication two or more people exchanging meaningful purposeful messages in a given context (humans have the ability to see abstract signs that animals can not) ← Myths Statements (true or false) NOT ← 1. communication is a natural ability (false it is something we learn) it is not natural ← 2. all communication is good (false) not all communication good ← 3. communication break downs stop communication (false, some break down communications stop communication but not all of them stop communication) (but can be true such as with a power outage) is not always true ← 4. more communication is always better (not always better but sometimes better, “dr. phil method” is not always true • myths about communication ← Characteristics of Communication is an ongoing process and a changing process • Continuously building our communication skills from one interaction to the next ← 1. Dynamic ongoing process ← 2.Communication is systemic it doesn’t occur in a vacuum everything we do Is in a particular context ← 3. Meaning is personally constructed no two people are identical, therefore no two people are going to interpret everything exactly the same • All communication has two levels of meaning o 1. Content level of meaning the dictionary meaning, the literal definition o 2. relational level of meaning subjective interoperation of a particular message, based on the kind of connection we have with the person communicating with. ← Papers (train) • Good title to draw reader in • Name point number one in your paper • Thesis statements in each paragraph • Closing paragraph of paper; a summary and closing statement...
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Communications 201 - Communications 201 Chapters 1 2 and 5...

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