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or ideas (energy) towards a mutually accepted goal or direction (information)” (para 1). family members. react. 2009). To communicate effectively you need inter-and-intrapersonal skills like listening. their current actions.Pre-Class Survey 2 Pre-Class Survey It is important that individuals understand why communication matters. Communication Communication can be explained as a means to try to make an understanding that is shared with other people. what makes up good communication. In order to understand why communication is important. we will discuss the meaning of communication. Communication affects how a person deals with their goals or the goals put in place by that person's friends. communication in groups. observing. what is different about verbal and nonverbal communication. and written forms of communication. Communication needs support and teamwork to help people express their feelings on personal or emotional issues. and the way that they expect to act in the future. and it can help a person learn how to act. speaking. communication can be perceived better as a two-way process in which there is an exchange and progression of thoughts. Communication is not only the words that you choose to speak or the way that you choose to speak them. Absolute Astronomy (2007) says “Although there is such a thing as one-way communication. but it is more complicated than most people understand. evaluating. feelings. and other people who interact with that person. the purposes that it can be put to. Communication involves understanding a person's actions in the past. questioning. People learn the skills that they need to communicate by watching how people communicate and then modeling their own behavior on what they observe. and control and shape their feelings in different situations. and analyzing (Absolute Astronomy. Communication . in a number of ways.
A crying baby. or connect effectively with another person. generous. empathy. and a number of positive. To communicate with other . People also communicate in order to create and nurture relationships with other people. Effective communication requires patience. Good Communication Effective communication is necessary in order to share some potentially upsetting information with other people without causing offense. and when a person tells someone else that they love them. to persuade. or the desire to actively shut out information from other people. or to educate. there are other reasons to communicate. and communication skills determine how well you can interact with the people around you. responses and feedback. supportive messages to other people. and how they can complete a task. Good communication is how people succeed in life. confusion. they cannot clearly express their views or opinions. anger. is communicating that they need something. to entertain others and themselves. simplicity. The Purpose of Communication There are two primary reasons to communicate with other people – either to tell them necessary information or to cause something to happen. the effort to communicate accurately and clearly. Communication is a valuable skill and it must be practiced every day. but it is how people share and receive information with each other. Everyone learns to communicate when they are very young. talk with their loved ones. share information. but not everyone is able to communicate well. It allows people to work together. If a person cannot use good communication. they are sharing this information because they believe that the other person needs to know about their feelings. for example.Pre-Class Survey 3 can be used for a number of reasons. Most communications happen in order to disperse information and to tell people about a problem that needs solving. This can cause miscommunications.
and a person can use these forms of communication to transmit their emotions. or the singing of an opera star. These steps allow a person to develop their communication abilities. a toddler's laugh.Pre-Class Survey people. or an affectionate hug from one person to another. Team or Group Communication Team and group communication relates to how people interact with each other in groups larger than two. angry. Gestures and eye contact are ways that people can add nonverbal communication to verbal communication to strengthen the message conveyed verbally. Both verbal and nonverbal communication. or a shift in the tone of voice when engaging in verbal communication. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Verbal and nonverbal communication are two different forms of communication. standing with a stiff back and crossed arms. and feelings of every person in a . For example. and how exactly a person communicates. a person must ask themselves exactly what they are trying to say. sign language. and the use of sound to communicate. touching. are of vital importance in a group situation. Nonverbal communication forms express information without using words. or confused. because not every person in the group will have the same thoughts. song. the coos of a mother to a child. and how they would 4 like the person they are talking to to interpret what they are saying. Team and group communication can face some problems. Nonverbal communication could be the message of a raised tone of voice. both verbal and nonverbal. body language like posture. Verbal communication occurs in forms like speech. and improve how they communicate with others. The opinions. for instance if they are irritated. happy. nonverbal communication forms might occur as eye contact. Verbal communication includes things like asking a person a question. values. interested. such as through the use of gesture. smiling or frowning.
resolve team issues. a person must be open-minded to the feedback from their group members. Written Communication Formal written communication involves mediums like a handwritten letter. A formal written communication might be used to write a memo. a person needs to provide communication that is descriptive. and apply the information correctly in order to use it effectively in the group's project. emphasizing the important information to the necessary extent. This can improve the way that people work together. but the total history. whether the . listen to it and analyze it. and dealings with another person (Absolute Astronomy. or boring them. help to solve problems. timely. In a group. clear up confusion. 2009). It is not only spoken words that create communication. especially when the communication is written. There are some rules in formal written communication. and truly addressing the concerns of the reader. Communication is a big part of a person's life. present. to establish an organizational mission statement. or the gestures that they use. Conclusion Communication is the way in which a person can share an understanding with another person. though. and improve the group's work quality. or an email message. honest. and continuing. and future of an individual's interactions. fill out an incident report. or simply inform someone about something important. The purpose of a formal communication is to communicate information to an audience without confusing. and the way that a person communicates enhances their experience with other people. a cellphone text. offending. A team and a group relies on effective communication. A written communication must give information that flows in a defined structure. specific. to finish notes on a nursing class. try to avoid becoming defensive.Pre-Class Survey 5 group are worthy of respect. To communicate effectively in a group or team situation. expectations.
Knowing about how to communicate and the different methods for communication will help a person develop their effectiveness. Not everyone communicates or interprets information in exactly the same way. it is necessary to respect their feelings. and increases the odds that they will get their message across. and listen to their opinions and ethical beliefs. and so when communicating with other people. non-verbal. Knowing how to communicate effectively lets a person know how their audience is likely to interpret the information they are trying to share. with a group. or written.Pre-Class Survey 6 communication is verbal. exhibit patience. .
2009. from http://www. Communication. (2009).absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Communication . Retrieved on January 22.Pre-Class Survey 7 References Absolute Astronomy.
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