Communication is a tool with which we exercise our influence on others, bring out changes in our and others’ attitudes, motivate the people around us and establish and maintain relationships with them. Communication makes a major part of our active life and is a social activity. This social activity is pursued verbally through speech, reading and writing or non-verbally through body language.
Factors that condition communication skills :
Communication skill is not language specific. It is not as though speakers of a particular language have refined communication skills whereas, the speakers of some other language have unrefined communication skills. But communication skill is related to the culture of the group to which the individual belongs. All messages that we send or receive are processed by a mental-filter. This mental-filter or the mindset is forged by our family, friends, neighbourhood, the school and society. In India, even caste and community contribute to the making of this mental-filter. This mental-filter or mindset makes us understand each other better or even leads to misunderstanding. Unless, we understand the attitude, the mindset and background of the person with whom we interact, our communication skill would be imperfect and ineffective.
Complex Nature of Human Communication
Though communication exists even among some species of animals, birds and insects, it is limited to certain noises like chirping and crying, or movements and is related to their instinctive needs like hunting, preying and mating. Human, communication is more complex, varied and has several objectives. It is complex because of the use of language, a repertoire (Store-house) of previously accepted and agreed oral and written codes. It is varied because it ranges from simple gestures or facial expressions to the most advanced e-mail technologies.
General Objectives of Communication
Why do we communicate at all? In general terms they are as follows:
1. We communicate to persuade: It means that we want someone to do something and this desire of ours is communicated. The mother patting the child to stop crying, the advertiser displaying a model in a new T-Shirt and the politician haranguing (urging) his audience to vote for him are all having the same objective of persuading, while communicating it differently.
2. We communicate in order to give or provide information: The science teacher demonstrating an experiment, the bank announcing a reduction in interest rates and the finance minister, presenting the budget are all communicating to provide information.
3. We communicate seeking information: A passer by asking you the way to the post-office, the student asking the teacher for some clarification or the investigating policeman making discreet enquiries are all seeking information by using this communication skill.
4.We communicate to express our emotions like courage or fear, joy or sorrow, satisfaction or disappointment with appropriate gestures and words. Some people have unlimited skill to emote, (i.e., to display excessive emotion) to suit the occasion. Our politicians are capable of emoting well, which by itself is a communication skill.
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Without communication,the misteries of life would be hard to unravel.In reality,communication is what makes the world go round.a kind of life giving elixir and it means to give life to symbols,words and relationships
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Communication is what seperates the brave and intelligent… from the rest .
There is no need for a great dissertation…. just an ability to verbalise what you feel inside you…. by the oldest and simplest of communication……………. speech
communication is some thing which is born. with humunbeing.
that means when the infant is born and get out from worm of mam he is crying.this is the staring point of human communication.more over communication is a sympol. meaning is added.that means when hear crying we add different meanings ,some one says he is hungry,the other says he. has pain,etc
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One of the most inspiring aspects of life is communication. Therefore, in order for a society to exist there must a form of communication. Communication comes in many different forms. Each form of communication can be verbal or non-verbal.
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we control what happens around us in communication like in prayers
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Yes indeed, without effective communication, we can not live peacefully with our neighbours.
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communication is so important in daily life coz it brings a good relationship and exchange ideas between people example through facebook ,viber and others
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Indeed communication is vital in our daily living that is for making relationships ,thoughts ,persuading ,information and entertainment
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we use commuincation to talk and send information to people. we can use instagram,facebook,twitter,phone,email,sign lanuage and all those things to communicate.
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I would also add that people communicate for social reasons e.g. a chat with friends can relieve a lot of bottled up tension.
And communication is also useful for reassuring others by showing compassion and empathy.
Communication is very useful in our day to day life. Without communication our life is end.
when the child born they comes crying and it’s a starting point to communicate in there life.
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COMMUNICATE – understood(empathy) > satisfied(connect) we enjoy company? — emotional
SOCIALIZE – convey our thoughts(opinions) >> looking for their thoughts about them(our opinion) and changing ideas/ — rational
WANT – realize our objectives(selfish needs) — depends on (how? and why?)
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Multiple questions arise from this report that also must be answered if one is trying to explain the so-called need for communication.