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Interpersonal Communication The Basics Lecture Material by Kevin Skidmore Communication Draw and explain the triangle of meaning Triangle of meaning, thought (idea), symbol (term), object (referent) Connection between one represents the other Explain the ladder of abstraction Ladder of abstraction Abstract (general), vague in nature Concrete (specific), names specific things Go through various levels of describing “meaning lies in the observer not the sender” What are the two main divisions of nonverbal communication? 1.) Tone of voice: sighs, screams, vocal quality, pitch, loudness, etc. 2.) Gestures: movement, appearance, facial expression, touch, etc. Functions of nonverbal Body movement – orientation, posture, gestures, face, and eyes Voice – the way a message is spoken, tone, volume, etc Touch – haptics, many messages and signals Appearance – physical attractiveness, clothing Physical space – proxemics, distance, territory Physical environment – physical settings, design
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMM 221 taught by Professor Kevinskidmore during the Fall '09 term at Boise State.

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