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PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER – REVIEW

Communication Cycle Term Definition Source Where the message begins Receiver Receiver The one to whom a message is sent Fields of Experience The contexts of the Source and Receiver Encode The way in which a Source frames a message from within their own context Decode The way in which a Receiver perceives a message from…

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RESPONSE & FEEDBACK

Once a message is encoded, sent, received, and decoded, there is a response and feedback. The response is the chosen means of reply to the message by the Receiver. The content of the response is perceived by the Source as feedback. One issue we all face with communication is taking the message personally. In such…

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NOISE

Noise, for this discussion, refers to anything that interferes with the message. This might include external noise – such as a siren or a loud television. This may also include something internal – such as a particular set of perceptions or thoughts that are not centered on the message being conveyed. It is important to…

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CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION

Welcome Back! How was the weekend? In recent entries, the humans involved in the Communication Cycle were discussed. In brief review – The Communication Cycle entails a Source that encodes a message from their own context and sends it to a Receiver. The Receiver then decodes the message from within their own context. Now, let’s…

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ENCODING & DECODING

From yesterday, you were reminded that each person has their own context and of what that consists. When a Source selects a set of words to convey a message from within their own context, this is called encoding. Decoding is what the Receiver does with a message when they attempt to ascribe meaning to it.…

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FIELDS OF EXPERIENCE

Yep! You guessed it. Let’s review: Notice the two big circles in the diagram. These represent our “field of experience”. Another way to say this is context. Context refers to one’s past and present experiences, perceptions, and situations. To illustrate this, meet Sarah and Charles. Sarah: Age 25. Single, widowed mother of 3 children. No…

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SOURCE & RECEIVER

Communication starts with people. The people involved have particular positions. The one who initiates a communication interaction is known as the Source (or, Speaker). The one to whom the Source is speaking is the Receiver (or, Listener). The Receiver can be one or more people. In this cycle, the Source starts the ball rolling and…

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THE COMMUNICATION CYCLE

Welcome to the first module of Mark My Word(s)! You ready?? From the Introduction, you know that building happy, healthy, and strong relationships – both social and professional – will be our goal and focus. The foundation of all human interactions is communication. That is where we will begin. As you well know, communication is…

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WELCOME to “MARK MY WORD(s)”!!

One of the most difficult areas of life for anyone is communication.  People are complicated. Interacting with others can be downright exasperating! There are no fool-proof formulas or “one-size-fits-all” approaches.  What works perfectly for one person would not work for another. Knowing this should be a relief – we all face this challenge. Communication is a crucial…

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