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Communications. Livewire School. What is Communication?. Communication is a process of transferring information from one entity to another . Communication is commonly defined as "the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or sign s".

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What is communication
What is Communication?

Communication is a process of transferring information from one entity to another.

Communication is commonly defined as "the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs".

Communication is a two-way process in which there is an exchange and progression of thoughts, feelings or ideas (energy) towards a mutually accepted goal or direction (information).

Did you know

Did you Know……

In communication:

55% of impact is determined by

body language

—postures, gestures, and eye contact

38% by the tone of voice,

7% by the content( the words spoken)

Evolution of communication
Evolution of Communication

  • The first written communication began, with pictographs. These writings were made on stone, which were too heavy to transfer. During this era, written communication was not mobile, but nonetheless existed.

  • Eventually writing began to appear on paper, papyrus, clay, wax, etc. Common alphabets were introduced, allowing the uniformity of language across large distances.

  • Today, Information Communication Revolution, information can now be transferred via controlled waves and electronic signals- The Internet

Modes of communication
Modes of Communication

  • Non Verbal Communication

    • The process of communicating through sending and receiving wordless messages.

    • Such messages can be communicated through

      • gesture,

      • body language (posture);

      • facial expression and eye contact,

      • object communication ( clothing, hairstyles, symbols and info graphics.

Modes of communication1
Modes of Communication

  • Non Verbal Communication

    • Is also known as paralanguage,

      • voice quality, emotion speaking style,

      • Prosodic features

      • rhythm, intonation stress.

    • Written texts have nonverbal elements

      • handwriting style,

      • spatial arrangement of words,

      • the use of emoticons.

Dynamic examples of non verbal communication 1
Dynamic examples of Non Verbal Communication 1

  • Facial Expressions:

    • A smile, frown, raised eyebrow, yawn, and sneer all convey information.

  • Facial expressions continually change during interaction and are monitored constantly by the recipient.

  • There is evidence that the meaning of these expressions may be similar across cultures and languages

Dynamic examples of non verbal communication 2
Dynamic examples of Non Verbal Communication 2

  • Gestures

  • One of the most frequently observed, but least understood, cues is a hand movement.

  • Most people use hand movements regularly when talking.

  • While some gestures (e.g., a clenched fist) have universal meanings, most of the others are individually learned

Dynamic examples of non verbal communication 3
Dynamic examples of Non Verbal Communication 3

  • Looking

  • A major feature of social communication is eye contact.

  • It can convey emotion, signal when to talk or finish, or aversion.

  • The frequency of contact may suggest either interest or boredom.

Forms of verbal communication
Forms of Verbal Communication

  • Oral Communication-

    • Speeches

    • presentations

    • announcements

  • Written Communication –

    • Letters

Communication vs language
Communication Vs Language

  • The distinction between the words language and communication is not vividly evident however, communication is the rubric of which language was eventually created under.

  • Language is a systematic means of verbally communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols while communication is the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.

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Livewire school of language
Livewire School of Language

  • History

  • Capacity-

    • Number of students trained,

    • selective list of clients,

    • list of faculty

  • List of Languages offered

  • Reasons for selecting these languages

  • Livewire as language Experts

  • Methods of instruction