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Thread: Ingredients of effective communication

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    Friends - Often we find we lose thread of topic while on a debate or in a communication and thereby, fail to arrive at conclusive or plausible solution to the issue we are discussing about or debating for. Keeping this in mind, I place here some basic ingredients of effective communication, which I hope would be of use to you.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of communication is to get the message across to others clearly and unambiguously. Itís a process in which both sender and the receiver must put effort so that the messages are communicated without any misinterpretation to avoid confusion and missed opportunities.
    In fact, communication is only successful when both the sender and the receiver understand the same information as a result of the communication.


    SENDER

    To establish oneself as an effective communicator, one must first establish his credibility as well versed on the subject he wishes to communicate and the context in which the message is being delivered.

    He must also know his audience (individuals or groups to which he is delivering his message). Failure to understand who the message is being communicated


    MESSAGE

    [B]Every message, be it. Written, oral or nonverbal communications is affected by the senderís tone, sequence of delivering messages, validity of the argument, what is communicated and what is left out, as well as by the individual style of communicating. Messages also carry intellectual and emotional components, where intellect allows us the ability to reason the argument put and emotion allows us to motivational appeals, ultimately changing minds to result in actions in line with the message communicated.[/B]

    CHANNEL

    It is important that appropriate channel is used to communicate different messages to successfully pass on our thoughts and ideas as different channels have different strengths and weakness too. However, a face to face communication is always useful to avoid confusion whereas a long list of directions cannot be delivered verbally. At the same time, writing an email to critcise someone will quickly cause problem. It is better avoid writing emails when one is in the aggressive frame of mind because it is a one way communication and we really are not aware of the exact frame of mind in which the Receiver will go through the message. This might cause a tremendous damage in relationship and the very importance of the communication itself will be lost.

    RECEIVER

    We must have in mind, the action or reaction that our message might generate into the minds of the different individuals who are being communicated. However, each of these individuals enter into the communication process with ideas and feelings that will influence their understanding of the message being communicated and their response. We must keep in mind this factor before communicating and act appropriately.

    FEEDBACK

    Feedback on message communicated is an important component to ascertain if the message communicated has been understood by the Receiver in the way the Sender wanted it to communicate.

    CONTEXT

    In a communication both the sender and the receiver must be aware about the context in which the communication is being made and its repercussions as well. Unless the context depending upon the surroundings and environment is not taken into consideration, the communication may not be effective and may end up into a futile exercise.

    EMOTIONS

    Before initiating a communication process on one to one basis, particularly when the message to be conveyed may not be pleasant for the Receiver, and there might be a fear that his reaction may be volatile, one must evaluate the emotional status of the Receiver. Such messages should be conveyed with adequate supportive reasons to convince the Receiver so that he is able to understand the sanctity and consequence of the message communicated.

    Thanks for patient reading.
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    Nicely explained Sikandar =)

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    Thank you so much Tulip.
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    nice post sikandar.thanks a lot

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    My pleasure Heman !!
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    I am very much thanks to this post. You have really wonderful and useful information regarding communication. It will help to improve the communication skills.
    I am sure many people will find it very useful.

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    Thanks Buddy !!
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