English Teacher MISCIA ROBERTA presents :. COMMUNICATION. ?!. Bla, bla, bla !. Latinate Derivation :. The term “Communication” derives from A Latin adjective: “ communis ” that means “ in common ”, i.e. something that people share. To share is to make friends.
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The term“Communication” derives from
A Latin adjective: “communis ” that means “in common”, i.e. something that people share.
To share is to make friends.
We can speak through:
The person who
Communication is always oriented towards a target:
REACH THE RECEIVER THROUGH A CANAL
WITHIN A CONTEXT.
This process is called:
Whydo we speak?
a) to inform
b) to persuade
c) to entertain people
Thinking in motion
The voice and
The body language
How to organize words to win
the audience’s attention
The storm of emotions
Any speech act defines
the sender and the receiver’s roles:
a) the sender sends a message with his/her body and voice,
b)the receiver perceives and interprets it, by means of a canal,
c) at last the receiver decideswhat to answer (feedback).
want to communicate 100%
They manage to
1.To be a good speaker is not to be brilliant but to be able to convince the listener to do what I intend to communicate.
2.To communicate well I must be able to control my body, my voice, my face expressions, the words, in short, all my reactions.
3.Before speaking, I must concentrate on my goals, on the receiver’s point of view and on his/her possible objections.
The canals of communication:
The words we use
The voice we use
Non verbal 55%:
Facial expressions: match adjectives and photos:
Our face has got 187 muscles. People say that the face is the mirrow of the soul, this is quite true, considering that it is really difficult to mask negative sentiments, like: anger, fury, but also other positive ones, like joy or surprise. A person who shows a smile or is happy, while speaking, will certainly result nicer than another one whose face looks cold or indifferent.
“The language of the body is the key to get to the soul”
Also the choice of colours
about the way we are!
•What does the picture show?
•How many people can you see?
• Are they all men?
•Who are they?
•Where are they?
•What is Jesus doing with his hands?
•Which colour is dominant? Why?
•What can Jesus be saying to his apostles?
• Who is the figure in the background who is not eating with the others? Why is he in the shadow?
Studies and research prove the existence of present gestures also in ancient times. The Romans, for example, were the first to use their thumb standing up or going down to indicate their final verdict towards the gladiators in the arena of the Colusseum, that was death or life.
Another gesture of common usage is to say ‘No’ with our head, by turning it right and left. This gesture seems to derive from the baby’s gesture to refuse the maternal bosom. Other gestures, instead, belong to different cultures and they get different meanings according to the contexts in which they are expressed.
The English ethnologist, Desmond Morris, has classified gestures as follows:
-innate, such asas a smile or a cry,
-open, such as the crossing of our fingers,
- assimilated, that is to say, copied by other individuals,
- learnt, by means of a process of direct observation,
- expressive, such as a smile or a grimace,
- mimic, by means of which we try to imitate actions or objects;
- symbolic, by which we try to communicate ideas or states of mind.
The capacity to communicate with other individuals of the same species is a characteristic which does not simply belong to people, but also to animals.This kind of language, apparently more primitive, can express emotions and sentiments, communicate orders or exhortations, accompany words increasing their connotation, effectively replace entire speeches.
As Sigmund Freud said:
“No human being can keep a secret. If his/her lips are silent, the tips of his/her fingers speak; they betray the message he/she intends to convey”.
Our gestures can be intentional, which means born by the will to communicate some information to the observer, or they can be fortuitous, that means the unconscious expression of emotions or clues of a situation that the observer must catch and interpret.