2. - Michel de Montaigne
“Speech belongs half on the
speaker, half to the listener. The
latter must prepare to receive it
according to the motion it takes.:
3. Pair up and exchange ideas about the
4. What is communication?
• The term communication is derived from the
latin word communis, meaning common.
• In general, communication refers to the
reciprocal exchange of information, ideas,
facts, opinions, beliefs, feelings & attitudes
through verbal or nonverbal means between
two people or within a group of people.
5. Meaning of Communication
• A process through which individuals mutually exchange their
ideas, values, thoughts, feeling & actions with one or more
• The transfer of information from the sender to the receiver so
that it is understood in the right context.
• The process of initiating, transmitting & receiving information.
• The means of making the transfer of information productive &
• The process of sharing information, ideas & attitudes between
6. Definition of communication
• Communication is a process by which information
is exchanged between individuals through a
common system of symbols & signs of behaviour.
- Webster’s Dictionary
• Communication is interchange of thoughts,
opinions or information by speech, writing or signs.
- Robert Andersion
7. • Language is an essential tool in expressing human thoughts
• You use language to interact, build relationship and
understand other people’s idea.
• As you wake up each day to accomplish your work and
routine, you meet and talk to different people along the way.
• You communicate with them – your parents, friends, and
• What you say and how you say it are far more revealing of
your intelligence, personality, and character than the way you
dress and walk.
8. • Communications necessitates the use of
language, be it verbal, which refers to the
message you sent through your phone or
nonverbal which refers to any of your gesture.
• Unless you intentionally isolate yourself,
communication is an inevitable activity.
• Language is a natural gift you possess to
survive in a society.
10. Communication, basically, is the process of sending a message,
oral or written. Technically, it is defined as the process by which
one seeks to share meaning via the transmission of symbolic
Remember these three important points in understanding
1. Communication involves people and their relationship with
2. Communication involves shared meaning or presuppositions,
which suggests that people must agree on the definition of
the idea talked about.
3. Communication involves symbols – gestures, sounds, letters,
numbers and words can only represent or approximate the
idea that they are meant to communicate.
14. 3. Channel
Message is sent through a medium.
There can be several kinds of
mediums; however, in simple
conversation, our voice travelled
through the airwaves.
15. 4. Feedback
To make communication a complete
exchange process, response is necessary.
Usually this element can come from the
16. 5. Listener or Decoder
This is someone who has receive the
message and give his own thoughts about
it. This person is called the intended
listener or decoder.
17. Communication, therefore, involves an
exchange of message among sources and receiver via
channel or medium. The different elements of the
communication process are illustrated below using
David Berlo’s SMRC model
18. WARM UP
• Form groups of four to five members.
• Create a two-minute group presentation that
reflects your understanding of “communication”
• Be creative.
• You have five minute to prepare.