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Communication

'COMMUNICATION (from Latin commnicre, meaning "to share"[1]) is the act of


conveying intended meaning to another entity through the use of mutually
understood signs and semiotic rules. The basic steps of communication are the
forming of communicative intent, message composition, message encoding,
transmission of signal, reception of signal, message decoding and finally
interpretation of the message by the recipient.
The study of communication can be divided into communication studies, which
concerns only human communication, and biosemiotics, which examines the
communication of organisms in general. Communication is usually visual, auditory, or
biochemical, while human communication is unique for its extensive use of language.

Cycle of Communication
The Communication Cycle is a six-step process that helps you develop and refine
your message. It helps you ensure that you don't forget anything essential the first time
you present it, and it helps you maximize its impact in the times that follow.

Six Steps to Better Communication


There are so many factors to consider during preparation and presentation that it's easy
to forget an important point. The Communication Cycle is a six-step process that helps
you develop and refine your message. It helps you ensure that you don't forget anything
essential the first time you present it, and it helps you maximize its impact in the times
that follow. By putting the process into the form of a cycle, this approach encourages
you to use the feedback you receive to improve your communications in the future.
In this article, we'll examine the Communication Cycle, and look at how you can use it to
improve your daily communications. We'll also give an example that shows how you can
use the Communication Cycle when delivering an important communication.

7 letter Cs of Communication
Think of how often you communicate with people during your day.

You write emails, facilitate meetings, participate in conference calls, create reports,
devise presentations, debate with your colleagues the list goes on.
We can spend almost our entire day communicating. So, how can we provide a huge
boost to our productivity? We can make sure that we communicate in the clearest, most
effective way possible.
This is why the 7 Cs of Communication are helpful. The 7 Cs provide a checklist for
making sure that your meetings , emails , conference calls , reports , and
presentations are well constructed and clear so your audience gets your message.
According to the 7 Cs, communication needs to be:
1. Clear.
2. Concise.
3. Concrete.
4. Correct.

5. Coherent.
6. Complete.
7. Courteous.

1. Clear
When writing or speaking to someone, be clear about your goal or message. What is
your purpose in communicating with this person? If you're not sure, then your audience
won't be sure either.

2. Concise
When you're concise in your communication, you stick to the point and keep it brief.
Your audience doesn't want to read six sentences when you could communicate your
message in three.

3. Concrete
When your message is concrete, then your audience has a clear picture of what you're
telling them. There are details (but not too many!) and vivid facts, and there's laser-like
focus. Your message is solid.

4. Correct
When your communication is correct, it fits your audience. And correct communication is
also error-free communication.

5. Coherent
When your communication is coherent, it's logical. All points are connected and relevant
to the main topic and the tone and flow of the text is consistent.

6. Complete
In a complete message, the audience has everything they need to be informed and, if
applicable, take action.

7. Courteous
Courteous communication is friendly, open, and honest. There are no hidden insults or
passive-aggressive tones. You keep your reader's viewpoint in mind, and you're
empathetic to their needs.