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Small group communication

learning how to communicate in aparticular group,how to prepare a meeting and things to do during the meeting.

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Small group communication

  1. 1. Ice breaker
  2. 2. Small Group Communicatio n
  3. 3. How big is a small group?  Composed of 3-15 individuals. Too large of a group (more than 15) inhibits the group members ability to communicate with everyone else in the group.
  4. 4. Categories of a Small Group  Task group-is more of a committee meeting, set up to accomplish a task.  Relationship group-is more of meeting a people for enjoyment of each others company.  Influence group-focuses on bettering yourself and those around you.
  5. 5. Characteristics of a Small Group  Equal opportunity to communicate  Immediate feedback capability  Concentration on a single task  Able to function without sub-dividing into small groups
  6. 6. Group Meeting
  7. 7. Are often dreaded by group members because they lack focus and appear to be unproductive.
  8. 8. Group meetings can be a great assets if planned properly and administered properly.
  9. 9. Preparation: 1. Give appropiate notice to those involve. 2. Identify a purpose for the meeting. 3. Include only people who are relevant to the discussion. 4. Distribute an agenda before the meeting.include the following items:  call to order  Approval of previous minutes and treasurers report
  10. 10. Unfinished business (specify) New business Announcements Adjourned 5. Establish start,stop,and break times. 6. Set the deadlines for follow-up actions.
  11. 11. During the meeting:  Start promptly and end on time.  Use roberts rule of order.  Assign someone to take notes and write the minutes.  Use an appropriate discussion model 1. Start agenda 2. Nominal group technique
  12. 12. Behavior to avoid:  Hold unecessary meetings.  Invite everyone.  Let people dominate the discussion.  Allow discussion to wander from the topic.  Fail to act on decisions made.
  13. 13. References:  Fundamentals of effective speech and oral communication  Prepared by: Jenny Huera