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Catagories of Communication

By Dr Art Lynch

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Most people spend 80 to 90% of their time intentionally communicating.

Communication occurs in one way or another when two or more people are in the same environment at the same time, or we interact with media or fixed materials.

Communication is the process of acting on information (one of many definitions)

Human communication is the process of making sense out of the world and sharing that sense with others by creating meaning through the use of verbal and non-verbal messages.

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Interpersonal communication is a distinctive transactional form of human communication involving mutual influence, usually for the purpose of managing relationships.

Interpersonal communication, which is communication between two people on inside a small group of people in a less formal environment.

Since all communication is transactional, requires a transaction, intrapersonal communication is often seen in terms of psychology and not social communication.

Social communication begins with two people, which is called a dyad

Interpersonal communication occurs best when you interact with another person as a unique, authentic individual.

A relationship is a unique connection established when you communication with another individual.

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Mediated communication involved the use of technology or tools that have limitations in and of themselves. Pretty much any computer technology, including e-mail, blogs, web posts, text messaging, instant messaging and cellular communication are seen as mediated. The use of video, audio, or images seen as visual or presentation aids can also be seen as mediated communication,

Today mediated communication is blending with all other forms, including but not limited to the use of video and audio conferencing, over reliance on PowerPoint, YouTube and other tools or services, and the use of virtual tools rather then physical models or examples.

Mass Communication occurs when the same message is communicated to many people.

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intercultural communication is communication between (inter) cultures.

Public Communication occurs when the speaker addresses an audience in person.

Public speaking is also known as presentational speaking, where one or more speakers address a group or audience.

Small Group Communication occurs when a group meets to react with a common purpose and to mutually influence each other. Such groups are generally 3 to 15 people (rule of thumb).

In small group communication there is at least three individuals and can range up to what some social scientist cap at about a dozen. There is no fixed number.

The context in which messages go up and down hierarchies is called organizational communication.

Intrapersonal Communication is communication with yourself.

Intrapersonal communication is communication in which there is one person.