Each form of communication has its own importance. Despite the new forms, it must be ensured that we do not stray from these more modern types. Let’s have an idea of the different types that exist.
Ways of communication
Each type of communication can be classified by the different methods, processes, channels, and styles used. The communication process involves the encoding and sending of a message by the sender and the transmission thereof through a communication channel to be received by the receiver which is responsible for decoding and processing the transmitted information and responding back through of a communication channel.
This can be further differentiated in oral and written communication. Oral communication emphasizes speaking words that are used for face to face, on the phone, voice chat or Internet communication – like talking to our best friend Matt. The effectiveness of these words depends on the tone, the speed, the modulation of the voice, the clarity and the volume of the conversation.
Written communication includes communication by email or postal mail. The writing style, the grammar, the accuracy of the language, the grammar and the vocabulary used are essential facets of written communication. Pictorial representations, paintings, photographs, signs, sketches and symbolic communication also fall into this category. Humans have used this to record history through cave writing that goes back more than a million years.
Body language: This includes communication through the body language of a person through body movements, postures and hand gestures. Facial expressions play an important role in transmitting the intensity of communication. Emotions can be transmitted independently through a hug, a smile or hand gestures, like a handshake. An accurate reading of a person’s body language helps indicate if they are angry, upset, stressed, nervous, relaxed, happy, tired or sad.
Restricted communication: this type of communication occurs in a predefined formal format with a direct, precise and strict tone attached, to communicate in a corporate environment. The style of communication is very official in these cases involving meetings, corporate letters, written notes and official conferences.
Unrestricted communication: this includes cases of free communication used by people to create a comfortable relationship between them. This type of communication is not limited by the limits of time, subject or place, and lacks rigid guidelines and rules that must be followed during communication. The main requirement for this type of communication is that the parties involved must adequately understand each other.
Digital communication: This includes communication through modern technological tools such as computers, faxes, satellite television, telephone, radio, cell phone and email. These technologies have helped humanity to fulfill its search for efficient communication.
Communication is an integral part of the lives of every human being. Technological advances in the field of communication have provided us with excellent resources and tools that allow us to improve our lives thanks to timely communication. Among all previous forms of communication, face-to-face communication is probably the best type of communication. It helps to keep emotions, thoughts, and feelings intact between two human beings and make accurate perceptions about each other, which is a rather difficult task in modern technological methods due to the absence of humanity in