Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Meanings without words (Non-verbal communication)

Non-verbal communication refers to a ways in which communication is effected between persons when in each other's presence, by means other than words. Non-verbal communication reinforces and complements what has been said or written. It may contradict the verbal statement. It may regulate or repeat the meanings of words, or it may substitute for words altogether.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Why use the Internet

The answer to this question is that if you do not use the Internet then you will miss out on what some people have called the most significant new medium of the 20th century. The Internet represents  the convergence of all other media: writing, graphics, publishing, television, video, telephony, and face to face communication are available for the asking. While the future of advertising, merchandising, education and communication lies with the so-called "Information highway", it is the Internet which has shown exactly what is possible on a global scale. In fact when the Information Superhighway does reach our doorsteps, it will probably look and feel very similar to the current Internet.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Why Study Communication Skills

There is a variety of definitions of communication. Some emphasis the transfer or sharing of knowledge; others the mutual creation of meaning, yet others the building of mutual understanding and consensus.

As citizens, students and professionals, we benefit by understanding communication process and strategies, and by developing skills in language use. A theme of this text is the importance of the professional person being conscious of his or her purpose in communicating, and being able to predict the consequences, positive and negative, of various approaches of communication.