Oral Communications

Theory & Process Activity

Video Analysis

 

 

We will watch a television show. Jot down notes so you can analyze the situation according to the information below. You’ll discuss as partners, small teams, or as a class.  Try to write down different incidents for each one—try  not repeat the examples.

 

Basic Terms

 

examples where a person had to play a different role due to context

 

examples of norms

 

Principles of Communication

 

irreversible

 

 

 

unrepeatable (impossible to duplicate)

 

 

 

circular/reciprocal

 

 

 

purposeful/effect producing

 

 

 

unavoidable

 

 

 

Components of Communication

 

context

 

 

 

physical environment

 

 

 

climate

 

 

 

sender/receiver

 

 

 

message

 

 

 

channel

 

 

 

noise

 

 

 

barriers

 

 

 

feedback

 

 

 

encode/decode

 

 

 

 

LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION

How are each of the levels of communication are present in the show.

 

intrapersonal

 

 

 

interpersonal

 

 

 

Find at least ONE of these:

 

§         group

 

§         public

 

§         mass

 

 

 

COMMUNICATION MYTHS

How are each of these myths of communication disproved in this show? Look for evidence that the myths are myths.

Example: so-n-so wouldn't talk when such and such; he thought they weren't communicating but he was really communicating that...

 

"you can choose not to communicate" is a MYTH

TRUTH: you are always communicating, intentionally as well as unintentionally

 

"communication is audible" is a MYTH

TRUTH: messages are communicated nonverbally as well as nonverbally

 

BARRIERS

 

communication apprehension

 

§         competitiveness

 

§         defensiveness

 

§         stereotyping

 

§         prejudice

 

 

Competent Communicators

 

accessible

(or find lack of accessibility)

 

 

 

equality

(or find lack of equality)

 

 

 

empathy

(or find lack of empathy)

 

 

 

§         openness

(or lack of openness)

 

§         supportiveness

(or lack of supportiveness

 

§         positiveness

(or lack of positiveness)