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Lecture 3 - Influences on Communication

by: Leslie Ogu

Lecture 3 - Influences on Communication COMM 1041

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We begin to explain how communication works, the different factors that play into it, why it works and doesn't work, and how feedback affects how one communicates.
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Dona Louise Coultice-Christian
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communication, Interpersonal, feedback, speech, reciprocate, factors, basics, intro, work, feedforward, ambiguous, Benefits, purposes, context, noise, encoding, decoding
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Date Created: 09/10/16
Leslie Ogu COMM 1041  09/06/2016 ­ ​ nfluences on Communication    Processing Communication  ● Encoding:​ process of putting thoughts into words  ● Decoding:​ making the word into an object that is familiar to you  ○ W​e ​do not decode and encode identically  ○ The more abstract the word, the harder to communicate concepts and/or  ideas  ○ Feedback:​ some kind of response from the listener (if the listener fails to  respond, it is still feedback)  ○ Feedforward: ​prepares the listener to receive the message  ■ Opens channels  ■ Preview  ■ Disclaim  ■ Altercast (put the listener in an alternate position)  ○ Noise (interference)  ■ External  ■ Inter ​ na​ hysiological)  ■ Inter​ nal​ sychological)  ■ Semantic  ○ Context  ■ Physical  ■ Temporal  ■ Social ­ Psychological  ■ Cultural  ■ o Ethical  ○ Communication is a transactional process ⇒the elements are  interdependent  ○ Communication is purposeful  ■ To learn  ■ To relate  ■ To influence  ■ To play  ■ To help  ○ Communication:  ■ Can be ambiguous  ■ ** Is symmetrical or complementary **  ■ Refers to content and relationship  ■ Is a series of punctuated events  ○ Three principles of communication  ■ Unavoidable  ■ Irreversible  ● Unrepeatable      


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