The advantages of oral communication outweigh those of written co...

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The advantages of oral communication outweigh those of written communication. discuss.

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Communication is a process whereby information is enclosed in a package and is channeled and imparted by a sender to a receiver via some medium. The receiver then decodes the message and gives the sender a feedback. All forms of communication require a sender, a message, and an intended recipient; however the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication in order for the act of communication to occur. Communication requires that all parties have an area of communicative commonality. There are auditory means, such as speech, song, and tone of voice, and there are nonverbal means, such as language, sign, para-language, touch, eye contact, through media, i.e., pictures, graphics and sound, and writing.

Communication through words may be in writing or oral. Written communication entails transmission of message in black and white. It mainly consists of diagrams, pictures, graphs, etc. Reports, policies, rules, orders, instructions, agreements, etc have to be conveyed in written form for proper functioning of the organization. Written communication guarantees that everyone concerned has the same information. It provides a long-lasting record of communication for future. Written instructions are essential when the action called for is crucial and complex. There are different means of communicating in this world. There are a few advantages that are associated with oral communication over written communication. In oral communication we save our time, we talk face to face, oral communication can be recorded. Sentences are shorter and self-referencing pronouns. Oral communication does not need writing skills, it can be on the spot, and it can be more personal than written communication. Advantages of Oral Communication Non-verbal cues are combined with verbal skills, adding more dimension to the communication experience. - Is instant and immediate in its conveying and receiving of information. - Creates...