What Are The Six Principles Of Communication

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Principle of Communication
Katia Cabrera Figueroa
Criminal Justice Communication-1001
Instructor: Antonette Gray
April 26, 2014

Principal of Communication
Define the six principles of communication outlined in Chapter 1.
The six principles of communication are; Context, Message, Feedback, Encoding, Decoding and Channel/Medium.
Context- Communication exists in a context, and that context to a large extent determines the meaning of any verbal or nonverbal message. The context will also influence what you say and how you say it. Contexts have at least four aspects: physical, cultural, social-psychological, and temporal or time. These four contexts interact each influence and is influenced by the others.
Messages- Communication messages take many forms and are transmitted or received through one or a combination of sensory organs. There are two different way of communication, verbally and nonverbally. In other words, message is the exchange of information in writing in speech or by signals an underlying theme or idea.
Feedback- Feedback is helpful information or criticism given to someone to indicate what can be done to improve something. In other words, when you send a message, you get feedback from your own messages; you hear what you say, you feel the way you move, you see what you write. Feedback tells the speaker what effect he or she is having on listeners.
Channel- The communication channel is the medium through which messages pass. Communication rarely takes place over only one channel. Another way to classify channels is by the means of communication. In other words, face-to-face contact, telephone, e-mail, movies, television, smoke, signals, and telegraph would be types of channels.
Encoding- Is when you put ideas into a speech. In other words when you convert a message, information, etc. into a code. I see it this way; speakers and writers are referred as encoding.
Decoding- When we talk about decoding communication, we refer the translation of the sound waves or speech signals that on your ears into ideas. I see it this way; listeners or readers are referred as decoders.
As you know, communication involves content and relationship dimensions as discussed on page 19. What are the differences in communication between an employee/