Verbal communication is being able to speak to someone using your mouth. This could be on the phone, Skype or normal face-to-face conversations.
Written communication is being able to speak to someone via text message, fax or a social networking like Twitter and Facebook.
On-screen based communication is communication that is displayed on a screen. Screens cans include TV, computers, monitors, mobile phones, iPad and iPod screens etc.
Multimedia communication is information/data that is transferred over the network and is composed in the following types: Text, images, audio, Fax, Memos and Videos.
Web-based communication would be speaking to people via e-mail and using the internet to get certain information about things. For example, certain websites are set up to communicate to people about the world and what is going on e.g. Daily Mail.
Methods of communication
Telephone – This is speaking on the phone to someone. This would be an electronic method, as they use electricity to power the phone. Telephone communication could be for anyone as everyone uses the phone to speak to others faster.
Letter – This type of communication would be non-electronic because it is written by hand, however letters could also be typed up on the computer making it an electronic method too. Writing a letter is more likely to be done by people are work, a school for example would write letters to parents as consent forms etc.
Training video – This would be an electronic method as the person is communicating to the audience on the TV or laptop. Train videos would be for people interested in fitness and health.
Publicity Material – This is anything used to publicise or raise awareness of the Council’s work, including but not limited to posters, DVD’s etc. would be electronic as it is shown on the TV, computer, phones and other electronic