Communication Is an act or instance of transmitting. This will take place with two individuals being able to send or receive a message. Usually it will be by noise, context, effect, and have the ability to reply back.
Noise- any sort of disruption done in the process of communication.
Two Types Of Communication Verbal
Is when you communicate with others using language such as words, numbers or symbols.
We practice this by talking, reading, writing and listening.
Ex: Mom ask daughter: “how was your day”? Daughter replies: “It was horrible! I forgot my lunch at home”. This is an example of two people having a conversation and conducting verbal communication by speaking and listening.
Is when you communicate through body language.
Nonverbal can be identified as some of the following: facial expression, eye contact, paralanguage, silence and much more.
Ex: Mom see’s her son misbehaving in front of a large crowd. Instead of screaming at him she gives him the eye and serious face which he know means he’s in big trouble if he doesn’t stop. This is an example of the mom using nonverbal by using face expression and eye contact instead of speaking.
The different COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENTS & HOW THE COMMUNICATION CHANGES.
Intrapersonal Intrapersonal communication is when you communicate with yourself. This can be described as talking to yourself or thinking. Ex: You are at the grocery store and are trying to remember the things you need to buy. You begin to think back and start reciting aloud the things you need. This is a form of communication within yourself.
Interpersonal communication is between two individuals that are very comfortable with each other. Communication flows as they know each other and have a close relationship.
Ex: The communication between husband and wife can be a great example for interpersonal. When communicating with each other they are physically close to each other and acknowledge each others presence.
Small group communication is when a group is establish of 3-15 people. In this groups they are given different roles and are able to speak freely on their opinions. They work as a team to accomplish their duty.
Ex: A group of 3 college students work together in a project. They are all given different roles in which they have to work on. There goal is to work together and earn a good grade. Through this they meet up to come up with ideas and work on their project.
Community communication is fifteen people or more. This people have the same interest that can be determined according to their values of life or likings.
Ex: Going to church is an example of community communication. They all go to the sanctuary for the same interest of fulfilling their spiritual needs. These people are not obligated to go but choose to attend.
Mass communication is a communication done with large public of people. This type of communication is not done in person but instead is transferred through different technologies sources like transmitters. This can also be by television, radio, internet, and etc.
Ex: The president speaking to the nation on broad TV is an example of mass communication. Is target is to send out a message to a large number of people with a device that most people have at home. This is one of the easier ways to relay information to a mass amount of people.
Final Thought Communication can be different depending in the situation you might be in. The important thing is to realize that we live in a world that communication is essential in order to build relationships with others. It’s important to learn to identify the different communication styles to avoid any misunderstanding when approaching others. Some arguments may arise with a miss communication that could have been avoided. In order to become great communicator one must use critical thinking to determine which is the best way to interact according to the situation.