Oral, Visual, and Non-Verbal Communication

Oral, Visual, and Non-Verbal Communication

Oral, Visual, and Non-Verbal Communication Communication is some times classified as human, animal or machine communication. Communication consists of expressing ideas or transmitting information from one individual or group to another individual or group. People communicate in many different ways, according to their age, cultural background, language and other individual particularities. The speech is still probably the most common way of communication in the present. “All human beings normally speak at least one language and it is hard to imagine much significant social, intellectual, or artistic taking place in its absence.” Visual communication – such as television, pictures and paintings – written letters and books are also widely used as ways for people to communicate. Likewise, music, dance and almost every contemporary art can be classified as a kind of communication. In addition, as a result of the huge advances in technology in the last ten years, there are many new kinds of communication and human interaction technology widely. It’s a fact of life that we all consider ourself to be good communicators. After all, by the time we start work we’ve been at it for at least sixteen years, and we manage to get what we want. Or do we? Part of our self-esteem, that image of ourselves which acts as a kind of defence-mechanism in the face of the bruisings of this world, requires that we see ourselves as straight-talking, level-headed, able, honest, and above all, effectively communicators. Yet how often do we fail to see ourselves as others see us? All too often there is a difference between what we say and what we think we have said, and between how we feel we have handled people and how they think they have been treated. When such “gaps’ accur between the intent and the action often it is stated that there has been “a break down in communication’. Sometimes the breakdown is allowed to become so serious that the…


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