This is not communication

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    The Little Macquarie Dictionary defines the word communicate as "1. to give to another as a partaker; impart; transmit. 2. to make known. 3. to have an interchange of thoughts."

    Of these three entries only the third entry implies that communication is more than the act of just imparting information. Were we to ignore the receiver, how would we know they ascribed a meaning to the message that was consistent with that intended? How are we to communicate meaningfully if we do not acknowledge the interpretation of and response to the original message?

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    1. GeneShashin 62 months ago | reply

      Now this is what should be on a ppt slide in a session about communication, not the usual 'wiring diagrams' that show boxes and arrows ... neat idea Gene

    2. mollybob 62 months ago | reply

      Thanks Gene. It's something I feel pretty passionate about. It's amazing what a little bit of tape can say sometimes.

    3. earthpages 48 months ago | reply

      Extremely effective! And good commentary too. Thanks for making this ccl; I've blogged it here: epages.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/communication-thoughts-fo...

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