Presentation on theme: "“Any means by which you share a message”"— Presentation transcript:
1 “Any means by which you share a message” COMMUNICATION“Any means by which you share a message”
2 VERBAL Definition: Use words to send and receive a message. Examples: write , term paper, speak, sing, read, textPRACTICE ACTIVITY!
3 Delivery of Verbal Message 1. Word Emphasis – the word/syllable that is stressed in the sentence/word can change the meaning of the message. Example: FANTASTIC! Oh thanks, you shouldn’t have!
4 Continued2. Tone of Voice – shows what you are feeling – should convey the message. Examples: *Cell phone commercials *It’s not what you said it is how you said it. PROBLEM!: Texting/ ing….tell me what you think when you see the following:
7 Continued3. Time of Delivery: Make sure the listener is interested and paying attention. Example: Make sure the person is looking at you and is not busy doing something else.
8 Ways to Improve Verbal Communication 1. Think before you speak – is there better way to say it? Offensive? *Are you sick? You don’t look like you feel so good.” 2. Expressing a positive attitude *FIND THE GOOD 3. Consider the receiver’s needs *Is there a sensitive subject that should not be brought up? *Word choice (boss vs. friend?)
9 Continued 4. Speak clearly * enunciate, even pace 5. Give and take in a conversation * ask questions6. Make sure your listener understandsyou.* look for nodding, feedback7. Be Specific!
11 STARTING A CONVERSATION What situations will you be where you will have to meet new people?Hints:Ask open-ended questionsRespond to what is said with comments or more questionsLook like someone you would enjoy talking to by smiling, being enthusiastic and positive.Watch self-disclosure
12 NON-VERBAL Communication Definition: Uses factors other than words to send messages.Example: Eye contact, gestures, facial expressions, body movements
13 1. APPEARARANCE People form first impression by the way you look. Dress for the occasion and to enhance your features.ACTIVITY: Find an outfit for the following:Black tie eventSports gameSchoolCasual attireInterview
14 APPERANCE Continued Hair should be cut and shaped Hands should be cleaned and nails trimmedPosture – square shoulders, lift chin; DON’T SLUMPTake care of your clothes
15 BODY LANGUAGE Def: Revealing inner feelings through gestures What message Am I sending?Drumming fingers HandshakeSmiling Turning awayNodding Hands on HipsPointing Arms CrossedHead on desk Hand holding headACTIVITY: You try….let’s play charades!
16 Sit up straight…what message are you sending? Eye rolling…who rolls their eyes? Message?Sighing….what message?Looking at the clock when someone is talking….Are you aware of the messages you are sending to your teachers, classmates, etc. right now?
17 Facial Expressions Movement of mouth, eyes, nose – sends a message What message am I conveying?Eye contact: expose your true feelings; breaking eye contact might signal the end of a conversation
18 The way you present yourself… What do the following say about you?Gossip?Talking loudly so everyone can hear?Hitting people?Crying all of the time?Drama?Fighting?Offensive language?
19 Hot Topic: TechnologyHow does advances in technology affect our relationships? Is it positive or negative?How do websites like MySpace and Facebook affect our relationships with others?How can we successfully use technology to communicate verbally?
20 ACTIVITY Fold a piece of paper in half the “Hot Dog Way.” On the top of the first column write “Action” and on the top of the second column write “Message.”Anytime that you understand what is being communicated, write down what was done and what the message was that was sent. I came up with 23 things. See if you can beat me.