Communication Terms Receiver

COMMUNICATION TERMS 1

CommunicationTerms

Receiver:

Definition:The listener or the audience of a message in a communication process(Keith 1993)

Mydefinition: To be in possession of something availed to me that needsmy action.

Example:when a lecturer gives us a lecture, i usually go the library andreflect on the lecture and research more on the topic.

Feedback:

Definition:Process in which output of an action is returned and which bringschange to the recipient’s action.

Mydefinition: my feelings and thoughts towards an action eitherdirected at me or someone else.

Example: It was really respectful and nice of Janet’s sister to assist herboss’ daughter at the airport.

Filtering:

Definition:Filtering is the process of altering the original message either byadditional or removal of some information.

Mydefinition: manipulation of information so that only specificinformation is conveyed and not full.

Example:if I was to convince my mother to take me to the zoo, I would use thefact that we will find young ones of the animals even if there are noany young ones. This is because of her affection for young ones ofanimals.

Culture

Definition:culture is a way of living of people the customs and beliefs of aparticular group of people.

Mydefinition: a certain behavior that people may adopt.

Example:in my culture it is prudent for a visitor to be welcomed with tea.

Norm

Definition:norm is a standard pattern or behavior that is generally acceptable.

Mydefinition: An everyday typical way of doing things that is usuallythe same way every time, for instance, family values.

Example:It is my family’s norm to go up country to visit my grandparents,it is our tradition.

Powerdistance

Definition:This is a concept that depicts power sharing or distributed in acommunication process.

Mydefinition: It’s a decision between two people and their mutualagreement on how power should be spread between.

Example: Power distance in my village is very unequal and not veryconsultative some people regard themselves as having more power thanothers.

References

KeithDavid. (1993). HumanBehavior.McGraw-Hill.

http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/feedback.html

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culture

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/norm

OsmondVitez, DefineBusiness Communication, Filtering,DemandMedia http://smallbusiness.chron.com/define-business-communication-828.html

ShawnGrimsley,Hofstede`s Power Distance: Definition &amp Exampleshttp://study.com/academy/lesson/hofstedes-power-distance-definition-examples-quiz.html