What is Communication? - Definition & Importance

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Instructor: Shawn Grimsley
Any task or transaction that requires more than one person can only be successfully completed with communication. In this lesson, you'll learn what communication is, types of communication and the importance of communication.

Communication Defined

It's nearly impossible to go through a day without the use of communication. Communication is sending and receiving information between two or more people. The person sending the message is referred to as the sender, while the person receiving the information is called the receiver. The information conveyed can include facts, ideas, concepts, opinions, beliefs, attitudes, instructions and even emotions.

Types of Communication

Methods of communication vary, and you are almost certainly familiar with all of them. Let's take a look at some of the primary methods.

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