Definition Essay : Defining Communication

1700 Words Dec 7th, 2016 7 Pages
Defining Communication What is communication? According to the Merriam-Webster (n.d.) dictionary it is “information transmitted or conveyed.” Ten weeks ago I would have looked at this definition and believed that it was fairly accurate. However, since then I have learned that communication is so much more complicated than this definition reveals. There are different branches and modes of communication and an infinite number of factors that affect it. It may be transmitting information, but that definition does not even scratch the surface of the myriad of ways communication comes into play as part of our lives. Even if we do not realize it, everything we do communicates something to the people around us. As students, we must learn to communicate in order to succeed in the career we pursue. What is more, to even start a career we must be able to communicate to the employer that we are the best candidate. Personally, I started this course not entirely certain what to expect from a communications class, but knowing that I believe communication is one of the most important skills anyone can possess. Through learning about communications I have become more aware of my nonverbal cues, I have expanded my knowledge of how others communicate, and I have learned to communicate my ideas in multiple ways
My Nonverbal Communication In the second week of this course I set the goal of becoming more conscious of what my body language conveyed to people, and in a broader sense,…

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