English of Communication

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INTRODUCTION

What do you think about the communication? In my opinion, communication is an essential part of our lives. I say this because we communicate everyday with different people, at difference time, in different ways. We communicate with ourselves in our thoughts. Besides that, we also communicate with our family, friends, people at work, and people we meet, socially or professionally. Communication requires a sender, a message, and an intended recipient, although the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space. As a result, the communication process is complete once the receiver has understood the sender. Elizabeth Tierney (1998) says that: “communication as a process which begins when you have a message that you want to deliver to an audience. Your audience receives the message, reacts to it and then responds to your message.” After that, there are four types of communication. The first types are oral communication. And the second types are written communication. Hence, non-verbal communication also one of the types of communication. Visual communication is last types of communication. What are your views of the English language? In my view, English language is a very important part of our lives. I say this because English language is international language of the world. Besides that, English language also is a main language we using to talking with foreigner due to globalization. Finally, we also can use the English language to communicate with different races in Malaysia other than Bahasa Malaysia. Now we go to discuss about oral communication. What do you think oral communication is? Oral communication has been described as the process of people using verbal and non-verbal messages to generate meanings within and across various context, cultures, channels and media. Oral communication includes discussion, speeches, presentations, interpersonal communication and many other varieties. In face to face communication the body language and voice tonality plays a significant role and may have a greater impact on the listener than the intended content of the spoken words. A great presenter must capture the attention of the audience and connect with them. For example, out of two persons telling the same joke one may greatly amuse the audience due to his body language and tone of voice while the second person, using exactly the same words, bores and irritates the audience. Visual aid can help to facilitate effective communication and is almost always used in presentations for an audience. Besides that, oral communication is not just speaking and articulating your thoughts well but also involves listening to what has been said and interpreting the message accurately as intended by the speaker. A widely cited and widely misinterpreted figure used to emphasize the importance of delivery states that "communication comprise 55% body language, 38% tone of voice, 7% content of words", the so-called "7%-38%-55% rule". This is not however what the cited research shows – rather, when conveying emotion, if body language, tone of voice, and words disagree, then body language and tone of voice will be believed more than words. For example, a person saying "I'm delighted to meet you" while mumbling, hunched over, and looking away will be interpreted as insincere. (Further discussion at Albert Mehrabian: Three elements of communication.)'. Oral communication includes forms such as intrapersonal communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, public communication, mass communication and many forms. In this task, we will describe three forms that oral communication often takes: interpersonal communication, small group communication and public communication.

THE ORAL COMMUNICATION PROCESS
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How oral communication is formed? Let’s we discuss now. We have three models or...
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