Communicating Effectively

Communicating Effectively

Context plays a major role for communication between the presenter and audience. The context allows the presenter to illustrate their sense of flow for their audience. It gives the presenter the opportunity to show his or hers talent. Csikszentmihalyi (2003) states, “the most important way that savvy managers can optimize opportunities for flow among their employees is to give people new challenges that are commensurate with their abilities” (p. 63-70). Changes in context affect the communication as well as interpretation. When an author writes context based on an argument, he or she creates the surrounding paragraphs to support it. If one part of the context is change, it must all be change to support the point-of-view.

Email is an effective method for allowing communication between multiple users. Emails can be an effective tool when used without abbreviations or short hand. In fact emails are crucial in an online course. Wang explained by saying:

An effective way to facilitate coordination in an online setting would be to integrate the strengths of various communication tools such as the email and instant messaging into a shared workspace, where users can send and receive email messages, chat with others, and discuss ideas in a synchronous or asynchronous way. (Wang, 2010, p. 1271)

On the other hand emails can be a hindrance when trying to examine the audience thought. Voicemails are another great tool to use. Voicemail allows the sender to get straight to the point with a brief but detail message. It allows the recipient to screen the voicemail to determine if they will like to return the call. On the contrary, voicemail is not personable and can pose a threat to building an effective communication with others. The overall best communication tool is face to face communication. Face to face communication allows the speaker to view the expressions of the listener as well as allow them to interact with one another. An implication of face to face communication is the inability to meet people across the world in a centralized location without making travel arrangement.

References:

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2003). Good Business: Leadership, Flow and the Making of Meaning (Viking, New York).

Wang, Q. (2010). Using online shared workspaces to support group collaborative learning. Computers & Education. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131510001557

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