Oral Communication Activities



Dyadic Communication

The term "dyadic communication" is general reference to an interaction between two persons. Even if more than two persons are present in a situation, it is only two communications that play fundamental role. The formal dyadic communication with which we are concerned demands artistry that can be acquired through practice, dyadic communication may take a number of forms but we shall discuss only the following file, face to face conversation, telephonic conversation, interview, inspection and dictation.

Face to face conversation:

Conversation is the most common form of dyadic communication. It links people together to be in social or personal life. Conversation may be defined as oral and usual informal or friendly exchange of views, ideas etc. In a conversation the participants has to play the role of a speaker or a listener interchangeable the role that the best practice for conversation itself holds true.

Helpful hints for successful face to face conversation

1. The conversation should be of interest to the participant and may being with a topic in which both have some interest. As it flow into new channels adjusts yourself to be comments and new point of view this needs not bother you because often during this spells new thoughts are generated.

2. Be alert to the attitudes that others may have and don't be surprised when you realise that the attitudes are likely to change.

3. Occasionally call the person by name and look at him while speaking, if you speak the name aloud you would be generating a more friendly feeling to cop it all take care of a language and oral demeanour.

4. Be always courteous and cheerful. Feel interested in what is being said.

5. Being dogmatic and argumentative may spoil your conversation. But it is useful to have a point of view.

6. Avoid pet and superfluous words and phrases

Telephonic Conversation:

One form of dyadic conversation is interaction between two persons on a telephone. In this form the advantage of using body language and eye contact is lost. But it is one of the common and fastest ways of contacting persons. It is simple handy in the long run economically, therefore it is termed as prices less means of communication.

Guidelines for telephonic conversation:

1. Cultivate a cheerful and friendly tone.

2. Modulate your voice.

3. Never sound hurried, flustered or impotence.

4. Pronunciate your words clearly.

5. Do not use slang.

6. Speak distinctly if you use a word which is likely to be misunderstood, spell it out.

7. Listen attentively to the caller.

8. Be courteous in all the circumstances.

9. Don't engage your telephone longer than necessary



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