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6 Cards in this Set

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Messages can be: 4
1 Verbal.
2 Nonverbal.
3 Written.
4 Physical.
Techniques you can use to emit confidence and command presence: 6
1 Volume.
2 Rate- When briefing your Marines, your rate needs to convey a
sense of urgency. Be careful not to speak too fast in order
to give your Marines the opportunity to write down and
absorb the information.
3 Dialect- There is no such thing as a right or wrong dialect or accent.
However, both can be troublesome when some of your Marines do not share
the same dialect.
4 Force-stressing words
5 Inflection- Inflection refers to changes in the pitch or tone of your
6 Pause- A pause can signal: The end of a thought, a chance for Marines/your audience to absorb the material, an opportunity for you to concentrate on the next point, a dramatic impact to a statement.
Unfortunately, we tend to use filler words (“um, check,
trackin’, roger, OK, and uh”) in place of a pause. Practice
avoiding filler words.
A well constructed question is: 5
1 Clear: Stated in a language familiar to your
Marines/audience and phrased so that they
understand the meaning of the question.
2 Concise: Contains only one idea and is short
enough for your Marines/audience to remember (not
too wordy).
3 Relevant: Relates to the subject or material.
4 Thought provoking: Stated so the answer is not
suggested in the question and cannot be answered
with a yes or no.
The following factors can contribute to, or hinder, the communication
1 Posture.
2 Movement.
3 Nervousness.
4 Gestures.
5 Facial expressions.
6 Eye contact.
7 Facing movements
The way a brief/speech is presented influences its success. You should strive to: 3
1 Provide real world relevance.
2 Focus on your Marines/audience.
3 Control the brief/speech.
Motivation techniques to enhance the communication process are to: 7
1 Give recognition
Serve as a good role model.
2 Stimulate cooperation among Marines.
3 Have high but reasonable expectations of your Marines.
4 Recognize potential in your Marines.
5 Provide examples and analogies.
6 Recognize individual differences.
7 Provide feedback