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and seeking feedback on how the message was received, a business professional ensures successful communication. The Seminar, Symposium, Conference, Colloquium, Convention, Panel Discussion and Workshop are intellectual exercises where in the participants discuss, deliberate and disseminate new ideas, new approaches in solving problems concur contradict, criticize and contribute to the knowledge. In general the academic institutions and trade associations organize such programmes for the benefit of human resource in the industries and institutions. These exercises are conduct at class room level, state, national or international level. Naturally the knowledge acquisition level will also be varying in different levels. Seminar The Seminars are discussion in small groups where the results of original research or advanced study are presented through oral or written reports. It becomes a routine affair in Post Graduate and Research Institutions. In seminars the organizers solicit research papers, scrutinize it through expert committees, edit and publish the presentations and asked to present the paper among the knowledgeable participants under the chairmanship of an expert. In many cases it becomes ritual in academic institutions, where adequate time is not given discussion and deliberations. In many cases it is waste of time and waste of effort. Symposium The symposium is the forum where small group of experts or well informed persons discuss for the befit of the audience. Usually Institutions specializing in Science and technology organize symposium invite erudite scholars who exchange views and than happen to be information for young scientists and technologists. A search on the frontier of knowledge takes place for the emancipation of human beings in their endeavour to and comfort and convenience to life. The proceedings of symposium are valuable documents. Conference The conference is the gathering of persons with comparable interests to confer the views, thoughts and ideas among themselves and pass certain resolutions at
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174 the end of the conference to strengthen their affiliation, attachment, association or alliance to that forum, party or intellectual group. It is used for knowledge development in academic institutions. The subject matter may be broader than the issues discussed in Seminar or Symposium. Colloquium The colloquium is another participative communication process where specified discussion groups assemble for sharing the developments in that branch of knowledge. The nuclear scientists all over the country or world may meet and share their research findings. The other eminent personalities in that field may concur or contradict, challenge and convince the gathering about the need for further search in that area for achieving near perfection in the solution to the issue discussed, debated and decided.
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