The Dynamics Of Communication

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Presented in a 45 minutes to an audience of 140 high school seniors, I expressed my communication insight - communicating in the media, in teams, and communicating yourself.

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The Dynamics Of Communication

  1. 1. 11/14/2010 1 Jason Syptak SyptakJ@gmail.com sga.tamu.edu THE DYNAMICS OF COMMUNICATION Background Communication Communicating in the media Communicating in a team Communicating yourself Texas A&M University Insight TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
  2. 2. 11/14/2010 2 Who is my audience? Prospective majors… Prospective careers… QUESTION BackgroundBackgroundBackgroundBackground Communication Communicating in the media Communicating in a team Communicating yourself Texas A&M University Insight TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
  3. 3. 11/14/2010 3 MY BACKGROUND ALPFA at Texas A&M – “The Premier Latino Organization” Communication Officer The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Intern, Public Affairs Zachry Construction Corporation Intern, Public Affairs MY BACKGROUND - PAST
  4. 4. 11/14/2010 4 Student Government Association Development Commissioner 3 branches, 4 commissions, and 15 committees, all totaling 1,400+ members MY BACKGROUND - PRESENT Graduate School –PR, Communication, Broadcast Journalism New York City Austin Tackle the work force - PR professional New York City Austin MY VENTURE - FUTURE
  5. 5. 11/14/2010 5 TAMU STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Background CommunicationCommunicationCommunicationCommunication Communicating in the media Communicating in a team Communicating yourself Texas A&M University Insight TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
  6. 6. 11/14/2010 6 [[[[kkkkuhuhuhuh----myoomyoomyoomyoo----nininini----keykeykeykey----shshshshuhuhuhuhnnnn]]]] Communication: The imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs DEFINITION What does communication LOOK like to you? Ex: colors, pictures, diagrams, ideas… QUESTION
  7. 7. 11/14/2010 7 THEORIZING COMMUNICATION THEORIZING COMMUNICATION
  8. 8. 11/14/2010 8 What does communication LOOK like to you? Ex: colors, pictures, diagrams, ideas… QUESTION VISUALIZE COMMUNICATION
  9. 9. 11/14/2010 9 VISUALIZE COMMUNICATION VISUALIZE COMMUNICATION
  10. 10. 11/14/2010 10 THEORIZING COMMUNICATION Background Communication Communicating in the mediaCommunicating in the mediaCommunicating in the mediaCommunicating in the media Communicating in a team Communicating yourself Texas A&M University Insight TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
  11. 11. 11/14/2010 11 Print Media Digital Media Public Media Social Media COMMUNICATING TO THE MEDIA Print Media The Batt The Eagle SGA Insider Advertisements Digital Media Websites On-Line Public Media Radio TV Mass amount of people Social Media Social Media Networks COMMUNICATING TO THE MEDIA
  12. 12. 11/14/2010 12 Background Communication Communicating in the media Communicating in a teamCommunicating in a teamCommunicating in a teamCommunicating in a team Communicating yourself Texas A&M University Insight TOPICS OF DISCUSSION Group v. Team Similarity? Difference? COMMUNICATING IN A TEAM
  13. 13. 11/14/2010 13 Team Definition: Consists of two or more people who work interdependently over some time period to accomplish common goals related to some task-oriented purpose Work team characteristics: Relatively permanent Purpose to produce goods or services Members have specific sets of job duties Why is communication important in teams? Interdependence!!! It’s important to have an effective leader to… Communicate vision Communicate direction Communicate timeline Communicate job roles Communicate action Communicate success/failure Example: “Mays Fest” with ALPFA at Texas A&M COMMUNICATING IN A TEAM Background Communication Communicating in the media Communicating in a team Communicating yourselfCommunicating yourselfCommunicating yourselfCommunicating yourself Texas A&M University Insight TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
  14. 14. 11/14/2010 14 Elevator SpeechElevator SpeechElevator SpeechElevator Speech 30 seconds to 2 minutes Used in… Elevators Establishing connections Interviews – “Tell me about yourself” Consists of answers to… Who are you? What is your background? What is your aim? What do you want? COMMUNICATING YOURSELF Elevator SpeechElevator SpeechElevator SpeechElevator Speech Who are you? What is your background? What is your aim? What do you want? 2 VOLUNTEERS PLEASE…
  15. 15. 11/14/2010 15 Social MediaSocial MediaSocial MediaSocial Media Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Word of the wise: BE PROFESSIONAL! Unwilling sends a message COMMUNICATING YOURSELF COMMUNICATING YOURSELF
  16. 16. 11/14/2010 16 “To effectively communicate, we“To effectively communicate, we“To effectively communicate, we“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are allmust realize that we are allmust realize that we are allmust realize that we are all different in the way we perceivedifferent in the way we perceivedifferent in the way we perceivedifferent in the way we perceive the world and use thisthe world and use thisthe world and use thisthe world and use this understanding as a guide to ourunderstanding as a guide to ourunderstanding as a guide to ourunderstanding as a guide to our communication with otherscommunication with otherscommunication with otherscommunication with others.”.”.”.” Anthony Robbins, Advisor to American LeadersAnthony Robbins, Advisor to American LeadersAnthony Robbins, Advisor to American LeadersAnthony Robbins, Advisor to American Leaders QUOTE Background Communication Communicating in the media Communicating in a team Communicating yourself Texas A&M University InsightTexas A&M University InsightTexas A&M University InsightTexas A&M University Insight TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
  17. 17. 11/14/2010 17 My perspective, myMy perspective, myMy perspective, myMy perspective, my insightinsightinsightinsight Be yourself, find yourself Be open-minded, be understanding Always be aware, always set goals Remember: “Rejection makes you stronger” Have perspective Be happy, be positive (even when it seems impossible) TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY ADVICE …THANKS AND GIG ‘EM!
  18. 18. 11/14/2010 18 Background Communication Communicating in the media Communicating in a team Communicating yourself Texas A&M University Insight QUESTIONS FOR ME?

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