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Chapter 4. Do You Hear What I Hear? > Special Delivery - Pg. 28

Do You Hear What I Hear? 1. do: · Evaluate feedback · Construct meaning 28 Intrapersonal communication addresses how you communicate with yourself. Here's what you 2. 3. 4. Interpersonal communication handles communicating with people. When you engage in in- terpersonal communication, you do this: · Talk with one or more people · Work as equals Small group communication addresses communicating with three or more people. With small group communication, you do this: · Work together to reach consensus · State beliefs as a group · Work with others to solve problems Public communication handles large group communication. This is the type of communication people fear most. When you're a part of public communication, you engage in these actions: Class Act Don't confuse intrapersonal communication with crystals, pyramids, and past lives. We're dealing with inner voices here, not inner children. 5. · Share as audience and speakers · Receive less feedback Mass communication involves communicating through mass media. This type of communi- cation involves people who do this: · Communicate through TV, radio, films, and so on · Separate the audience and the speaker and thus limit feedback Special Delivery Q: What do you call a boomerang that doesn't work? A: A stick. Successful communication is like a boomerang--it comes right back at you. This is true because the feedback process is crucial to successful public speaking. In essence, the feedback process involves three stages: prespeech, presentation, and postspeech. These stages are referred to as the feedback loops . All three steps reinforce the idea that successful communication has no distinct beginning or end, which means that the process is continuous. Here's how the feedback loops work: 1. Prespeech.In this stage, the speaker anticipates the audience's response and creates a speech that will be clear, effective, and powerful. The following diagram illustrates this process: