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Senior Project Presentation
Transcript of Senior Project Presentation
More than just words
Need effective communication skills and trust Verbal Communication Interpersonal relationships
Romance Written Communication Laziness of humans/technology
The not-so-lost art of writing intelligent text
Creative expression (novels, poems...)
Information Verbal Communication Professional settings
Magnified to a greater scale
Know the audience/purpose Written Communication Job of the writer
Symbols/letters are substitutes
Lack of verbal tone
Eyes of the beholder
Must gain esteem and attention "Communication—the human connection—is the key to personal and career success."
--Paul J. Meyer Landon Lewis Verbal Communication Nonverbal
Communication Written Communication Written Communication "Basic writing mechanics are the skills in highest demand" (Christopher Jones)
Written tone Verbal Communication Just remember... Nonverbal Communication Nonverbal Communication Nonverbal Communication Includes
Conflict between verbal vs. nonverbal cues Listening is the essence and center of communication and facilitates the solving of problems. Disclaimer The Project Cedar Badge--National Youth Leadership Training Senior Patrol Leader Had responsibility for 5 youth staffers, 3 adult staff members, and 24 participating Scouts The Beginning Selecting staff: November (interviews) Training: Trainer's EDGE, staff instruction Troop meetings: planning, preparing, practicing Preparing lessons: learning and re-learning Preparing slides/flag: acquiring supplies and assembling The Week Friday-Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Face-to-face communication
Verbal > Other forms
Computer versus verbal Rhetorical communication Listening = Trust
"'Sharing ideas' is another way of saying 'communication'" (Cedar Badge Lessons)
Listening is so important that... Skills Aristotle's model: Sender-Message-Receiver
How "Let's eat, Grandpa!"
"Let's eat Grandpa!" "Maria Jones caught the ball." Jones caught the ball. Maria caught the ball. Maria Jones the ball. Maria Jones caught ball. Maria Jones caught the . Consider the following sentence: Maria Jones caught the ball the following picture contains content that may disturb some viewers, like my mom Pneumonoultramicroscopicsiliconvolcanoconiosis (the common cold) Ease Happy Laughter Anger Hate Aggressive Sad Bored Mild Facial expression Skills Neutral stance
Keep track of responses
Loud and clear
Vary pitch Know when to stop talking Be respectful Hands
Free and open Because of the ubiquitous nature of communication in human life and its influence on success, it is important that people learn to command these three categories of communication well: verbal communication, written communication, and nonverbal communication. Thesis: Feet