Communication
Jeremy Manulang
Everything that can be said
can be said clearly
(Ludwig Wittgensteiein, Australian
Philosopher)
Communication
Let’s think what communication is all
about……?!
Brainstorming
Communication is transfer of information from one person to
another, whether or not it elicits confidence. But the information
transferred must be understandable to the receiver – G.G. Brown.
Communication is giving, receiving or exchanging ideas,
information, signals or messages through appropriate media,
enabling individuals or groups to persuade, to seek
information, to give information or to express emotions.
What makes a good communicator?
Fluency
Extensive vocabulary
Being a good listener
Physical appearance
Sense of humor
Grammatical accuracy
Not being afraid of making mistakes
An awareness of body language
Discuss these questions!
Which of the forms of written and spoken communication below do you use
most?
a) In your language?
B) in English?
Written
Spoken
E-mails
Conversation
Faxes
Interview
Letters
Meetings
Memos
Negotiations
Minutes
Phone Calls
Reports
Presentations
Which do you feel you do the best? Which do you like least?
Do you use other forms of communication?
What kinds of problems can occur some with
some of the form of communication?
Formality/Informality??
Gobbledygook?
Standard way of doing things?
Tone of voice?
Gestures?
Anything else???
Ever Had this??
Vocabulary
Coherent
ARTICULATE
Fluent
Hesitant
Eloquent
Inhibited
Succinct
Lucid
Rambling
Tongue-tied
Think of the person in your group who
can be the best communicator and
state the reasons…….
Language Review (IDIOMS)
Idiom is an expression with a meaning that can be
difficult to guess from the meaning of its separate
words. (Colloquial meaning)
Ex : a penny for your thoughts!
When pigs fly
Your belly button is bigger than your stomach
Birds of a feather flocking together
She’ll be apples
What about these idioms?
Put you in the picture
Talking at the cross purposes
Get straight to the point
Have a quick word
Get a word in edgeways
Beating about the bush
Heard it on the grapevine
On the same wavelength
Showing Opinion
As far as I’m concerned….
It seems to me that….
From my point of view,….
To me…..
What springs to my mind
is….
I wonder if….
What about…..
It has come to my
attention that….
Agreeing!
Can’t agree more!
You can say that again…
Tell me about that…
I am positive it is…
I’ll say
Totally!
Disagreeing