Communication is the way of interacting with people and this interaction is often two ways! You express your opinions and talk your way out. Opinions need to be shared and there are different ways of doing it. You can do it either using spoken words or using written words. This time we are looking at Part III of the speaking section which talks about the ways of communication and the different ways of communicating.
What are the main differences between spoken and written communication?
Spoken and written communications, I believe are two different aspects of communication and come with their own varied differences. Written communication is stronger as compared to the spoken words because it is only when the words are written down so they get the meaning and confirmation to be true.
To what extent do you think the media influences how people communicate with each other?
Media has a major impact on the way people communicate with each other, it is the media that provides the people with the content. Even more, hearing too much of negative news often brings out the worst in individuals as they are surrounded by negativity all the time.
Do you think there are differences in the way men and women communicate?
Men and women are two different species and so do have different ways of communicating. Their thought process is different and their way of communicating henceforth is unique. Although I am not in a favor of grouping the two, most men are likely to be a bit louder, use more humor and while communicating tend to use more flamboyant words. On the other hand, women are slightly gentler when talking. They tend to be more respectful of the other person and use gestures while interacting.
Do you think that people become better communicators as they get older?
Communication is something I believe comes with time. Some people tend to become better as they grow old, but I think it is more of a matter of experience rather than just age. For instance, someone who has always lived a bit aloof with most people might not be good at communicating with people when compared with someone who has been very indulgent with people around.
Do you agree that education has a strong and positive effect on people’s ability to communicate effectively?
Education does not teach much about communication when only going to school or colleges is considered. This is something that most of the generation gets to do. What matters is how the students have utilized the education system. Some of the students get bullied in schools and colleges and this does impact the way of their communication in later life.
What impact has the growth of technology had on the way people communicate and how do you think this will develop in the future?
Technology has seriously impacted the way people communicate more than anything else. Gone are the days when people communicated using letters, we are now communicating in a click using smartphones and the internet. With technologies advancing, things are definitely going to get better or for that matter different. There is a possibility of being able to interact with people in virtual environments as well.