Communication Applications 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 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………..