Ch 13: Oral & Visual Communication

About This Chapter

Boost your knowledge of oral and visual communication with help from the entertaining lessons in this chapter. Topics covered in the lessons include communication process basics, the role of visuals in communication and interpersonal interaction.

Oral & Visual Communication - Chapter Summary

Enjoy this comprehensive overview of oral and visual communication. Lessons in this chapter make it easy to enhance your knowledge of communication, types of language and interactions between individuals. Once you've reviewed these lessons, you will have the ability to:

  • Describe the communication process
  • Share characteristics of expressive and receptive language
  • Define and describe skills associated with interpersonal interaction
  • Explain how to use graphics, images and sources in presentations
  • Discuss the best way to be an audience-centered speaker
  • Provide details about the role of visuals in communication

Feel confident that you understand oral and visual communication by utilizing the many resources in this chapter. In addition to reviewing engaging video and text lessons, take short quizzes that allow you to test your knowledge of lesson concepts. A chapter exam is also available to gauge your understanding of the lessons. If you have questions about chapter topics, be sure to submit them to our experts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Oral & Visual Communication
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The Communication Process

1. The Communication Process

This lesson describes the process of communication. Terms such as sender, receiver, channel, encoding, decoding, noise, and feedback will be defined and explained with examples.

Expressive & Receptive Language: Format & Style

2. Expressive & Receptive Language: Format & Style

When giving oral presentations, word choices are different from those used in written work. In this lesson, we will identify and discuss formats and characteristics of expressive and receptive language in oral and visual formats.

Interpersonal Interaction: Skills & Definition

3. Interpersonal Interaction: Skills & Definition

Everything you do with and around others is considered interpersonal interaction. This lesson discusses situations of interpersonal interactions and the skills involved during those interactions.

Using Graphics, Images & Sources in Presentations

4. Using Graphics, Images & Sources in Presentations

In this lesson, you will learn about expressing yourself through visual images, the nature of visual images, how to use and analyze graphics in a presentation, and the difference between a primary and secondary source.

Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs

5. Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs

The best way a speaker can ensure that his message is communicated effectively is to consider his audience and their biases and beliefs. Getting to know and understand the audience will help to create a speech that carries meaning.

The Role of Visuals in Communication

6. The Role of Visuals in Communication

Visuals used in business communication can help with message development. This lesson will explain how the use of visuals can increase understanding, development, communication, and the retainment of a message.

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