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    • Getting to know you
      • There are many layers of communication in a conversation.
      • There is a conversation we see and hear.
      • There is a parallel conversation on a deeper level that contains ideas of self-concept, culture and values.
    • Five Basic Elements
      • Initiation
      • Preview
      • Point
      • Feedback
      • Closing
    • The Parallel Conversation
      • Culture
      • Status
      • Value judgments
      • Prejudice
    • Initiation
      • Can be non-verbal . Cordelia indicated her openness to a conversation by first sharing her textbook with Buffy.
      • Verbal initiation can be as simple as introducing yourself, as Cordelia did after the bell rang.
      • Polite-social touch often includes a handshake or kiss on the cheek.
    • Preview
      • The preview is an indication of what the conversation will be about.
      • Cordelia asks Buffy if she just moved from Los Angeles. This opening statement indicates that the conversation will be a “getting to know one another” session.
      • Self-disclosure
    • Point
      • What is the main point of the conversation?
      • For Cordelia, it is to introduce herself to the new girl and learn a bit more about her.
      • Buffy is also looking to make new friends and find out where the library is located.
      • Cordelia gives Buffy a quick quiz
    • Feedback
      • The feedback stage is a brief summary of the conversation
      • After testing Buffy on her coolness factor, Cordelia again reinforces the importance that Buffy steer clear of the losers after the incident at the water fountain with Willow.
      • Buffy's feedback is primarily non-verbal, with nods or smiles indicating that she heard what Cordelia said.
    • Conclusion
      • Wrapping up the conversation
      • Cordelia indicates that she will see Buffy later in gym and also invites her out to the Bronze.
      • Cordelia states that she is looking forward to learning all about Buffy when they meet again.
    • The Parallel Conversation
      • Culture
      • Status
      • Value judgments
      • Prejudice
    • Culture
      • Cordelia's quiz about popular symbols is a way of determining if she and Buffy share a similar culture.
    • Status
      • Status is your position or social rank in relation to others.
      • “Tell me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are.”
      • Cordelia's self-concept is as a popular, cool kid.
      • Cordelia is testing Buffy during the conversation to see if Buffy's status should be cool or loser.
    • Value Judgments
      • Cordelia assumes similarity with Buffy based on the answers to the pop culture quiz.
      • Cordelia believes herself to be a cool kid, so if Buffy looks and acts like a cool kid, then they must share the same values .
      • Buffy's non-verbal communication indicates otherwise, as seen when Buffy looks concerned that Willow appeared hurt and confused by the incident at the water fountain.
    • Prejudice
      • Prejudice is a negative preconceived opinion that guides social behavior.
      • Cordelia mentions the “losers” several times.
      • Willow is considered to be part of a different culture, and judged negatively for it.
    • Final Thoughts
      • Communication is made up of many layers
      • We sometimes communicate our values, beliefs and culture without ever saying a single word.
      • Assuming similarity based on just one or two shared traits will rarely mean those people will also share the same value set.
      • Your next new friend might be somebody totally unexpected, so keep an open mind!