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Using Visuals in Workplace Communication - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Visual components can be an important part of workplace communication strategies, and in this chapter, you'll get a broad overview of accepted practices in using this specialized communication tool. An experienced instructor leads video lessons that demonstrate for you how to choose the right visuals for your message and why. Learn more about textual graphics and visual graphics, and see what kind of ethical issues can arise, depending on your choices. Learn more about what your options are when ethical problems do present themselves. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the typical visuals used in workplace communications
- Discuss the role of visuals in employment settings
- Describe types of visuals commonly used
- Outline ethical issues related to choosing and using visuals
|The Role of Visuals in Communication||Define visuals and discuss what place they have in effective communication; describe how to create, select and use visual elements.|
|Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics||Discuss different kinds of visuals and the pros and cons of each.|
|Ethical Considerations When Using Visuals in Workplace Communication||Describe ethical issues that can arise in choosing visuals, why it matters, and how to resolve ethical issues.|
1. 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.
2. Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics
Textual and visual graphics can aid in visually presenting data to a business audience. You must first identify the type of data you will be presenting and then decide whether it is details, patterns or relationships being communicated.
3. Ethical Considerations When Using Visuals in Workplace Communication
There are important ethical considerations when using visuals in workplace communication. This lesson covers specific guidelines that individuals can follow to ensure that the visual message is an appropriate representation of the truth.
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Other chapters within the Business 113: Business Communication course
- Communicating in the Workplace
- Communication and Diversity
- Communicating in Groups
- Interpersonal & Group Communication
- Leadership in Management
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Supervisor
- Communication as a Supervisor
- Messaging in Business Communication
- Planning to Communicate in the Workplace
- Developing Your Message in the Workplace
- Completing Your Message in the Workplace
- Communicating with Technology in the Workplace
- Business Reports and Proposals
- Delivering Business Presentations
- Resumes and Cover Letters
- Required Assignments for Business 113
- Studying for Business 113