1. What is information overload?
Its a type of barrier to effective communication, which is a common problem. It
occurs when a channel simply carries too much information for the receiver to absorb
it easily or when too many messages are transmit
1. What does it mean to say that a writer is concise?
Business communicators practice word economy and understand that making a
document or presentation longer will not necessarily improve it. A message should
consist of only the number of words
1. What are the differences between closed and open questions? Provide an example
Open question is a question with an unlimited number of possible responses.
Example: How can we reduce production costs?
Closed question is a question wit
1. What are the differences between clichs and slang?
Clichs are overused, tired expressions that have lost their ability to communicate
effectively but slang is the term for colourful, highly informal words or figures of
speech that have meaning
Think about your experiences working in teams or groups in the workplace- in high
school personally / culturally.
How were they formed? Personal/ Cultural?
At school they were formed either by the teacher or as students we were free to
choose our group m
How were group/ team projects evaluated? Personal? Cultural?
Its evaluated by the teacher at school
The manager evaluates it when at work. But the group members get to evaluate their
own work as well.
How was conflict dealt with?
Conflicts are solved t
animals for the purpose of their meat will harm the environment.
P1: It takes a lot of land to raise that many cows,
P2: grazing on land that has to be cleared by slashing forests.
C: Raising animals for the purpose of their meat is harmful
Freedom- People have choice. We can live wherever we want, we are not told to live
by the government
Sports- Hockey, Lacrosse
Equality Charter of human rights and freedom act
Food- Diversity of food
Tradition and Customs- Celebrating Cana
After watching Mississippi Burning, I got an understanding of some of the hardship
that the Black American/ non-American communities were facing in United States
particularly in Mississippi State. The KKK mob was promoting ethno-centrism within the
Transmission Model of Communications
The transmission model of Communications simply put by James Carey is the
activity of conveying information from a sender through a channel to receiver (1989).
There are five main components within this model: (1) the
Semiotics is formally described as the study of signs, and forms a very important
traditional school of thought in communications. The idea of the sign is what ties this
tradition together; a sign is a trigger that indicates another condition. T
The Critical tradition is about the flow of power and which classes in society receive
it, or have it taken away. The main objective of critical theorists is to understand how power,
oppression, and privilege are the results from certain c