Any communication model is just a conceptual framework that simplifies our understanding of the complex communication process. This article discusses a transmission model, underpinned by Information Theory, known as The Communication Chain. The three elements of production, transmission and reception are discussed. In addition, the function of the cognitive, linguistic, physiological and acoustic levels for both the agent (speaker) and recipient (listener) are explained.
This article discusses body language in communication. Body language augments and enhances our verbal communication. The various eye movements, body postures and facial expressions that we use expand our capacity to express meaning. Body language is a good example of non-verbal communication.
Human communication is an intentional act performed by a human agent for the purpose of causing some effect in an attentive human recipient. Our ability to use language to build words, combine these into meaningful sequences and then articulate them through speech that makes us the most powerful communicators on the planet. This article considers the prerequisite skills for developing communication and the necessity of intention in the process of communication.