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CDAE 024: Fundamentals of Public Communication: Week 1

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These notes cover the first week of class, which was getting us comfortable with the topic of communication.
Fundamentals of Public Communication
Dr. Sarah Heiss
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Date Created: 09/28/16
CDAE 024 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION WEEK 1 CHAPTER 1: CONCEPTUALIZING COMMUNICATION What is communication? - The process of using messages to generate meaning o Three main components: Process, messages, meaning o Process: communication is not instantaneous, there are steps to the process o Messages: a symbolic unit, something that has meaning o Meaning: this is the hard part, to have shared meaning in communication is very difficult, there is only a brief moment when the two people understand each other Seven Components of Communication - Source: sends the message (initiator) - Receiver: interprets the message from source - Code: verbal and nonverbal symbols in the message - Message: coding it all together - Feedback: decode the message, then provide feedback (done by receiver) - Channel: way through which the message is sent (texting, talking) - Noise: anything that takes attention away from the message (could be actual noise, could be the sunlight…) Competent Communication - The ability to effectively exchange meaning through a common system of symbols, signs, or behaviors - Competent Communicators consider: o Alternative interpretations to the message o Choice of channel message was sent through o Impact of communication o Influence of context o Choice of language COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS Intrapersonal Dyadic Group Organizational (Interpersonal) (Interpersonal) (Interpersonal) Number of 1 (yourself!) 2 people 3-7 people 8+ People Unique Lacks Highly Less interaction Task oriented Characteristics interaction with interactive Always task other people Multiple oriented Highly interactions contested throughout because it could Longevity be seen as psychology Examples Making a Conversation Family dinner Sports teams, decision in your with your mom discussion- mind based class Computer Mediated Mass Public Communication Communication Communication Number of People 2-Billions MANY 1 source to an audience Unique Mediated Mostly planned Planned Characteristics Varying Feedback Asynchronous Little feedback, but feedback (feedback its synchronous is not instant) (instant) Examples Post on Facebook Public Speaking CDAE’s definition of Public Communication is different; CDAE’s definition: “PCOM includes critically analyzing situations, managing information, and crafting messages that work in an increasingly global society”


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