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  • 1. Communication
    Can you hear me now?
  • 2. Non-Verbal
    Sending and receiving wordless messages
    Facial expressions
    Eye contact
    Tone of voice
  • 3. Message?
    Have you ever used this tactic?
  • 4. Message?
  • 5. Body Language
    Using your body/parts of your body to reinforce what you are saying
    Not always a conscious gesture
  • 6. Body Language
  • 7. Body Language
  • 8.
  • 9. Personal Space
  • 10. Verbal Communication
    Confer information from one person to another
    The tongue has the power of life and death. (Proverbs 18:21)
  • 11. Speaker
    Speak the language
    Ability to hear
    State thoughts
    Stay on topic
    If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. (1 Peter 4:11)
  • 12. Listener
    Active listening
    Gives feedback
    Keep an open mind
    Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. (Proverbs 17:28)
  • 13. TEXTING
    Good for when you can’t talk
    Not safe when driving
    Tempting to do when you should be doing something else
    Can’t see facial expressions
    Often too easy to text something mean
  • 14. Social Networking
    Spread the news
    Catch up with friends
    Easy to add inappropriate content
    Be careful who you friend
    Men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. (Matthew 12:36)
  • 15. Use I-messages
    State a problem, without blaming someone for it.
    Are more likely to influence others to change than You-messages
    Say "I felt let down," rather than, "You broke your promise"
    Can be manipulative - gives the recipient the impression that it is their responsibility to make sure that the other person is always happy.
    Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (James 1:19-20)
  • 16. What are Coded messages?
    Try to communicate without saying what you really mean
    Teasing – saying something in a joking manner that they really mean
    Example - Give me your honest opinion – really mean support me
    Example – What are you
    doing Saturday?
  • 17. Stereotype
    Stereotypes are generalizations about a group of people whereby we attribute a defined set of characteristics to this group.
    May be positive or negative.
  • 18. Stereotypes
    Are brunettes smarter than blondes?
    Are men better drivers than women?
  • 19. Prejudice
    Prejudging - a preconceived belief, opinion, or judgment made without ascertaining the facts of a case.
    Used to refer to a preconceived judgment toward a group of people or a single person because of race, social class, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, political beliefs, religion, line of work or other personal characteristics.
  • 20. Prejudice
    God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right. (Acts 10:34-35)
    It begins at school, where some children have a knack of singling out anyone who's different from the rest for bullying and taunting. Children who are more overweight than their classmates are easy targets. If they also happen to be of a different ethnic background from the majority of their classmates, their lives can become especially unpleasant.
  • 21. Examples
    Some people are called hurtful names or are excluded from participating in events
    Some people are unfairly excluded from jobs, neighborhoods, educational opportunities, social events and clubs
    Some people are attacked and beaten
    Some people's homes, places of worship, or cemeteries are vandalized
    Some people are unfairly paid less than others for doing equal work.
  • 22. Unchecked prejudice and bigotry leads to discrimination and even, violence.
    A bigot is a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from their own or intolerant of people of different ethnicity, race, or class.
    You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26-29)