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Fundamentals of Communication

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A: Describe the fundamentals of your communication process. Briefly discuss and provide examples of the components, principles, and contexts of how you use messages to generate meaning.

B: Describe a personal situation in which a message was perceived differently than it was intended. Think of personal and professional interactions. Were you on the sending or receiving the end of the message? Based on this misperception, what strategies might you use in the future to ensure your audience perceives your messages as you intend?

C: How does the combination of your word choice, appearance, and body language affect your interactions? What, if anything, could you change to avoid misperception and increase your communication effectiveness?

D: Discuss the challenges and benefits of using electronic communication?text messages, instant messages, e-mail, social networking sites, and webinars, for example. Compare one synchronous and one asynchronous communication method.

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Introduction:
People do not interact without communication. Communication is one of the first things humans learn. It starts with crying and fussy behaviors along with smiles and happy sounds, but it changes and becomes more complex as people grow.
Not everyone uses the same language, thought processes, or even body language to convey a message.

Describe the fundamentals of your communication process. Briefly discuss and provide examples of the components, principles, and contexts of how you use messages to generate meaning.
The fundamental process I use is very basic. I talk or write, mostly write, I listen or read, I reply, I create understanding for myself. I spend a lot of time writing. I prefer to write because I think better and can make changes if something does not come out the way I intend. I often have problems getting what I am thinking into the right words, syntax, or phrasing when I talk to someone. I know what I want to say, but it sometimes does not come out that way.
This forces me to be a good listener. I must always be aware of the reply or reaction from the person receiving the message to make sure I have been clear. I practice reflective listening. I tend to repeat back to the receiver, what I think they said in response or in their message to me. That helps me clarify what they heard or perceived. This is sometimes awkward, ...

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The following posting discusses the communication process and gives an example.

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