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Communications powerpoint presentation 1.5.2014


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Communications Group Project Powerpoint

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  • 2. Lacrosse Symbols & Small Group Communication SYMBOL – Representation of an idea, used to denote components of a culture nonverbally; Symbols are an important form of Direct Communication  Long/Short Lacrosse poles/sticks – Long poles are used for defense, the shorter ones are for the offensive players. Players may hold up their stick or point it in a direction to show they are open or see a way to score  Uniforms for OU – Represents their school & unity as one team  Lacrosse Ball – Center focus of the game; players must know where it is at all times to have success  Nets/Goals on the field – Scoring, the goal all players have to either protect their own or score on the opponents goal  The Field – Play space for the game/practice, medium for conducting Lacrosse
  • 3. Symbols & Small Group Communication Continued  While on the field, Small Group Communication occurs between multiple players sending and receiving messages all at once  The source of Small Group Communication can be any player on the field barking out the signals (Goalie, Slide Players, Offensive Players, Etc.)  The channel of this Communication is the air around the field  The message usually consists of a player calling out the ball to his teammates and calling where people need to be on the field  The receiver(s) of the message are any players on the field listening and reacting to the commands given from their teammate  Noise occurring during this communication process are opposing team’s offense or defense yelling, along with crowd distractions  Feedback includes English responses along with Lacrosse jargon  This type of Communication process is mostly all transaction, with some interaction as well
  • 4. Lacrosse Values/Norms & Interpersonal Communication VALUES  Bettering themselves as teammates NORMS  Having correct equipment  Improving their skills  Knowing signals and specific voice commands  Adhering to coaching decisions  Cussing, Yelling  Being Aggressive  Wearing sweats, OU Lacrosse apparel
  • 5. Values/Norms & Interpersonal Communication Continued  Interpersonal Communication on the team is similar to normal interpersonal comm., players talk with one another about daily life events along with their large focus on Lacrosse  The source of this Communication is one team member or one coach  The channel of this Communication is the air around the players (on or off the field), or another channel such as phones, computers, etc. for when they are not physically together  The message in this Communication is conducted with English language usually containing region specific and Lacrosse specific jargon  The receiver in this Communication is one team member or one coach  The noise in this Communication includes other team members/coaches talking, Lacrosse sounds (yelling, pads hitting, sticks clashing), other on/off field interference such as non-team member noise  Feedback in this Communication is an English language response from one team member/coach  In this Communication, mostly all process is Transaction, with some Interaction. Non face-to-face communication could yield some Action as well
  • 6. Lacrosse Activities & Mass Communication The Players Share a Number of Activities:  Practicing together, shooting goals together in downtime  Hanging out and eating together outside of practice/games  Playing in collegiate lacrosse games together  Some are involved in the same student organizations together (Greek Life, Clubs, etc.)  Some have similar or identical majors in school and have formed study groups with one another
  • 7. Lacrosse Activities & Mass Communication Continued  Mass Communication in the Lacrosse team is carried out through the coach communicating with players from the sideline OR any player yelling a command intended for multiple players to hear  The source for this Communication is one team member or one coach  The channel for this Communication is the air on the field whether for practice or during a game  The message is usually commands for coaching the team or any players calling out signals which multiple players must attend to  The receivers of the message are players being addressed by other teammate or coach  The noise in this Communication includes opposing sides/teams yelling, crowd distractions, coaches/players from other team attempting to perform mass communication as the same time  The feedback includes English language responses usually coded in signaling (i.e. “I’m hot, I’m hot!” or “I got your 6!”)  In this communication, mostly Interaction is taking place because the players must wait to hear commands first before acting or responding, also Transaction involved
  • 8. Lacrosse Ways of Dressing, Eating, Hanging Out & Public Communication Dressing Eating  Lots of sweats/sweats  No specified  hirts diet, the  OU Lacrosse players gear/apparel attempt to eat  healthy  Regular Clothes  Lots of protein (jeans, tand carbs shirts, etc.) Hanging Out Watching tv together Going to the Lacrosse goals to shoot/practice together
  • 9. Lacrosse Ways of Dressing, Eating, Hanging Out & Public Communication Continued  Organizational (or public) communication process is carried out any time a player or coach is interviewed by anyone and this information is shared with the general public  The channel for this Communication is any form of media (newspaper, internet, tv, radio, etc.) along with air on the field or anywhere else used for interviewing  The message of this Communication can be anything from stats for the team, information about players/coaches, upcoming or past games, etc. Generally just important information about OU Lacrosse  The receivers of this message include the general public, Lacrosse fans, and OU fans, along with anyone interested in knowing the whereabouts of the team such as opposing teams  The noise associated with this Communication includes anything interfering with one’s ability to access any media from the team (no tv, no internet connection, no access to newspaper, etc.)  Feedback in this Communication includes responses from an interviewer or from those viewing the message outside of where the interview took place  When applying to the general public, this Communication is mostly Action, between the interviewer and representative of the team it may be both Interaction and Transaction
  • 10. Lacrosse Rituals, Ways of Speaking, and Co-Culture Specification Rituals Ways of Speaking  Stretching for practice  English language, regional  Pre-game stretching jargon outside of practice, they  Game time speech converse as normal from either a coach or college students would player  On the field, they use Lacrosse jargon, examples on next slide
  • 11. Lacrosse Terms  “I’m hot, I’m hot!” Means that a player is open or can score if passed to  “Cover the 6!” Referring to an area of the field that has been left open  “I got your 2!” Telling the slide position their back is covered if a player gets by them  “Get in there, get rough!” Coach telling the players to be aggressive  “Fire! Fire!” Means a defensive player is too close to the goal  “Who’s hot?! I wanna hear you!”  “All clear!”  “Get to the counter! You got em!”  “Stay with your man, cover the slide!”  “He’s in the creek!!!” Coach telling players to communicate more Goalie letting the players know to go out for a pass Coach yelling for players to get in position on defense Coach telling players to cover each other’s positions in case someone gets by Coach or players saying the goalie is behind the net and the goal is open
  • 12. Lacrosse Rituals, Ways of Speaking, and Co-Culture Specification Continued  Collectivistic – Teammates & coaches are responsible for one another, hold each other accountable  Low-Context Culture – Direct speaking to one another on the field for best efficiency while playing  Low-Power Distance – Coach = Players, they need him to improve their skills, he needs them to make quick and good decisions on the field  Masculine – Ambitions, goals-oriented, they want to win and everyone has an assigned role, position, and skill
  • 13. Remarks  Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed attending the Lacrosse team practice and meeting some of the players. They were very genuine guys and easy to talk to, they informed us well of their sport and what they do on and off the field. We hope to attend one of their games coming up and see them win against another Big 12 team. This project went quite smoothly because of their generous help.