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Oral Communication Chapter 1 Vocabulary

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Communication
simultaneous sharing and creating meaning through human symbolic interaction
Why study it?
Communication and Career Development, Multicultural Society, Ethnical Behavior
Interaction
exchange of communication in which communicators take turns sending and receiving messages
Transactional
exchange of communication in which communicators act simultaneously, encoding and decoding occur at same time
Intentional Communcation
message that is purposely sent to specific reader
Unintentional Communication
message that is not intended to be sent or is not intended for person who receives it
Intrapersonal communication
process of understanding information within oneself
Interpersonal communication
creating and sharing meaning between people who are in relationship
Dyadic Communication
exchange of information between two people
Interview
carefully planned and executed question-and-answer session designed to exchange desired information between two parties
Public Communication
transmission of message from one person who speakes to number of individuals who listen
Mediated communication
any communication transmitted by some kind of mechanistic means, such as radio, television, telephone, or Internet, it may be one-on-one information
small-group communication
an exchage of information among relatively small number of people, ideally five to seven who share common purpose, such as completing a task, solving a problem, making a decision, or sharing information
Mass communication
communication with or to large number of people
Electronic-mediated communication
any communication transmitted by electronic device such as computer, cell phone, Blackberry, or PDA, such as text messaging, or chat rooms
Myths of Communication
1. Communication is Cure All
2. Quantity means Quality
3. Meaning is in the Words We Use
4. We Have a Natural Ability to Communicate
5. Communication is Reversible
Characteristics/ Principles of Communication
Communication is a Process
Communication is a System
Communication is both interactional and transactional
Communication is a process
series of actions that has no beginning or end and is constantly changing
Communication is a system
combination of both parts independently acting to form a whole
Myth 1: Communication is Cure-All
communication has "magical power" to solve all our problems
Myth 2: Quantity Means Quality
assuming more we communicate, the better
Myth 3: Meaning is in the Words We Use
words contain meanings is probably most serious conception
Myth 4: We Have a Natural Ability to Communicate
ability to communicate is learned
Myth 5: Communication is Reversible
all of us sometimes make blunder in communication