The Levels of Communication

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The Levels of
Communication
Communication:
The
process of
sending
and
receiving
messages.
What does the prefix “C-O-M”
mean?

TOGETHER
How do you achieve successful
communication?
 There
must be an
understanding for
successful
communication to take
place.
There are FIVE Levels of
Communication
 1.
Intrapersonal
 2. Interpersonal
 3. Small Group
Communication
 4. Public Communication
 5. Mass Communication
Intrapersonal Communication
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The communication within yourself.
The sound of your thinking
The little voice from within
Self Concept; Self Awareness
This the level where your self concept
is formed.
To help you remember:
 Intr-A-Person-al
Interpersonal
 This
level of
communication
usually involves two
people.
 Getting to know
someone personally.
Interpersonal Communication
 People
exchange information
on a one on one basis.
 Dyadic
Communication
 Dyadic means:
Small Group Communication
 This
level of communication
involves 3 or more people.
Small Group Communication
 ___
people can be
considered a small group.
 However,
the ideal group size
is ___ people.
Small Group cont’d
Positive Characteristics of a
Small Group
 Everyone
can be actively
involved
 Allows for creativity
Small Group cont’d
Negatives of Small Group
Coalitions
can form.
The definition of a
coalition is:
Small Group Communication
 Minorities
and
Majorities can
form
 “Slackers”
Examples of Small Group

Think of some examples of
communication situations or
occupations where small group
communication might be used:
Public Communication

Public Speaking – an
audience of 12 or more.
Public Communication
It is the speaker’s
responsibility to
keep the
audience’s
attention.
Public Communication – cont’d
 Public
communication takes
place when people gather in
a group too large for
everyone to talk and
participate.
Public Communication
Public Communication – cont’d
 What
is feedback?
 Feedback at this level
becomes mostly
_________ for the first time.
Examples of feedback:
Public Communication – cont’d
A
public speaker
may encounter a
____ at this level.
Public Communication
A
___ is someone who
____ the speaker.
Mass Communication
 What
are some examples of
mass communication?
Mass Communication
Mass Communication – cont’d
A
feature of mass
communication is that many
people in many places, at
different times can receive
the same message.
Mass Communication – cont’d
 Feedback
at
this level can
be delayed.
Mass Communication
 However,
the ____ and
world wide web has made
response time swifter.
REVIEW – LEVELS

How many levels of communication
are there?

Name the levels of communication.

Which involves the least amount of
people? The most?
Review
 What
is ideal group size?
 Define
a heckler.
Review

What is dyadic communication?

At what level is your self concept
formed?
Review
 Name
some negative and
positive features of small
group communication.
 At
which level do you feel the
most comfortable?
The Levels of Communication
 And
that’s………..
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