Informal Communication• In informal communication are shorter and simpler.• Speaking without preparation, as in a conversation (in real life or over the phone).• It is easy to convey messages.• Advantages of oral communication are speed and feedback.
Informal Communication in business/organization Informal communication is not based on organizational structure or relationships and is free from all sorts of formalities. It is generally Termed as „grapevine‟ or „Bush Telegraph‟. It may be expressed by a gesture, a glance, a smile, a nod or even by silence. Informal communication takes place due to the individual needs of the members of an organization and subsists in every organization. An organization can make efficient use of informal channels to fortify the formal channels of communication.
Phrases in Informal English. A huge number of words and phrases are used mainly in informal English.• dude, freaking, uh-huh, nope(= no), to puke, trashy, grownup, awesome, to chill out, stuff, hard-up, to tick somebody off, to sell like crazy. Phrasal verbs are used frequently.• For example, in informal situations, people usually say found out instead of discovered, came across instead of encountered and got away instead of escaped. Words and phrases are sometimes pronounced in a shortened and simplified way• Lemme go!, Im doin fine, Whassup?, Whatcha gonna do?
Conversation Start with….• Food, books, entertainment, people and places are the best conversation topics that can be used to initiate a conversation• Examples Of Conversation Starters. – How are you getting on? – You doing OK? – Hi, …! What‟s up? – Hi, …! What‟s new? – Hi, …! Long time no see! – Do you mind me asking…? – Hi, …! Have you been keeping busy – How do you spend your free time? – What do you do on weekends? – What does your name mean?
Sustaining Techniques In Conversation• Accepting criticism: Dont let it become an argument.• Balanced conversation: Give and take in good measure.• Enthusiasm for the subject: Infect them with your passion.• Linking: Connect what is said to other things. Also remember that the most powerful way of keeping a conversation going is simply to ask questions that the other person is interested in answering, and then doing a great deal of listening.
Informal invitationsWhats the best way to ask somebody if theyd like to do something with you? Simple informal invitations • Do you fancy • Are you up for • Do you feel like Ways to accept informal invitations • Id love one / Id love to • Thatd be fun • That sounds lovely • OK, cool
Polite WordsPolite words will take you farther than smarts, and will certainly get you fartherthan the smart-aleck. Polite words are better than the finest clothes and the mostexpensive car. Look Some Polite Invitations• Are you busy /free on……..• Shall I bring a bottle• What are you doing on……•I would very much like it if you could come along• Would you like…….. (...a chocolate bar?) (...to come to my house for dinner?)• I wondered / was wondering….. (...if youd like to come to my house for dinner) Two words of caution“My Bad” and “I‟m Sorry” are two words that could meanapologies or my mistake.