Effective Communication

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UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN

P.O.BOX 175, PORT-OF-SPAIN

Research paper /speech

Effective Communication

Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements

For the Requirement for the Course

COMM104-01 - COMMUNICATION SKILLS

INSTURCTOR:

Kendall Reid

By

Stephen Browne

Date

December 1st, 2010

Approval……………………….

Effective Communication

Good evening everyone, a special and cordial welcome to our invited guests Mr. Kendall Reid and all members of staff. Ladies and gentlemen, well-wishers, special invited guest, members of staff I say to welcome.

Communication-simple yet complex easy to do and easy to blunder .The ability to communicate effectively is essential for everyone but one must understand the complex process involved in communication, and become aware of the common barriers to effectively communicate.

Let’s explore some of the dynamics to effectively communicate and also some of the elements. Communication is the process of sharing information, thoughts and feelings between people through speaking, writing or body language. This simply means between groups or two persons, thoughts and feelings at some point in time is expressed to each other and also even felt.

Effective communication extends the concept to require that transmitted content is received and understood by someone in the way it was intended. The goals of effective communication include creating a common perception, changing behaviors and acquiring information.

When the act of communication is initiated, internal processing about information or feelings you want to share with someone else is called encoding. After encoding, the message is sent through either spoken or written words, which completes encoding process. At the other end of communication is receiving and interpreting what was sent is called decoding. The recipient can and should confirm receipt to the sender to close the communication loop.

Speaking to an audience can be fun and exciting. However, lack of preparation or not clearly defining the presentation's goals and its audience can make even the best-intended presentation a complete disaster. Let’s take some time to consider the context of communication an element in effective communication actually it improves the effectiveness. Context takes into consideration the age, region, sex and intellectual abilities of the recipient. It is also useful to assess receptivity and the emotional state of the sender and receiver at the time of communication. For example, when speaking to an elementary school child about the importance of brushing teeth, you should choose different words and examples than you would when talking to a teenager or an adult.

Effective communication is really interesting, let’s take a turn and explore some of the barriers that prevent effective communication.

The English language abounds in words that mean different things to different people. The lack of common experience between let’s say an instructor and student is probably the greatest single barrier to effective communication. Many people seem to believe that words transport meanings from speaker to listener in the same way that a truck carries bricks from one location to another. Words, however, rarely carry precisely the same meaning from the mind of the instructor to the mind of the student. In fact, words, in themselves, do not transfer meanings at all. Whether spoken or written, they are merely stimuli used to arouse a response in the student. The student's past experience with the words and the things to which they refer determines how the student responds to what the instructor says. A communicator's words cannot communicate the desired meaning to another person unless the listener or reader has had some experience with the objects or concepts to which these words refer. Since it is the students' experience that forms vocabulary, it is also...
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