In earlier years, I described four modes of communication; however, I feel there are five: spoken, nonverbal, written, listening, and visual. All forms of communication have their advantages and disadvantages. Spoken communication is the most direct form of communication and allows for the exchange of ideas in real time. It is also considered to be the highest form of communication as it can express emotion deeply through tone of voice and body language.
Nonverbal communication includes gestures, facial expressions, and posture. We use our bodies to communicate without saying a word. For example, when angry, you may show it by rolling your eyes or shaking your head. Gesticulation also plays an important role in nonverbal communication. You can tell someone that you're angry with by tapping your finger on the table when you want them to stop talking. Facial expressions are another way we communicate without saying a word. A smile can say "I'm happy" while a frown can say "I'm sad." Posture shows how we feel about something by looking at our backpacks in school hallways. If we slump forward, we're showing that we feel defeated while if we stand up straight, we're demonstrating confidence.
Written communication consists of letters, emails, texts, social media posts, etc.
There are four primary modes of communication: verbal communication, nonverbal communication, written communication, and visual communication.
Verbal communication involves the exchange of words between two people. Verbal communication can be either face-to-face or over distance using various media. Examples of verbal communication include conversations, interviews, and debates. Verbal communication is often the most effective mode of communication for getting your point across to others.
Nonverbal communication does not involve the use of words; it is simply how someone else signals what they are thinking and feeling by their body language. Nonverbal communication can be done face-to-face or over distance using eye contact, hand gestures, tone of voice, and physical proximity with other people. For example, when someone smiles at you, it is a nonverbal signal that says "I like you".
Written communication consists of writing words down on paper. Written communications can be sent via email, postcards, letters, memos, and reports. Writing down your thoughts and ideas in clear and concise sentences helps you organize them in your mind and present them confidently before others. Writing also allows you to express yourself more freely than if you were only able to speak with fear or hesitation.
On a daily basis, we employ four modes of communication: spoken, nonverbal, written, and visual.
Spoken language is the most common form of communication used by people when they talk with each other. Spoken language is transmitted from speaker to listener via the airwaves produced by the vocal organs of the speaker in the form of sound waves. The human ear can only detect certain frequencies of sound, so to transmit more information about the quality of the voice it is necessary to combine different tones which together make up a word or phrase. For example, if someone says "ball" and then pauses for a moment before saying "cat", this means that he is angry with you. Language is also used nonverbally, which refers to any action or gesture that communicates something to others. For example, making a face when speaking would be considered nonverbal because it cannot be seen by anyone else but the person who makes it. Written language consists of words printed on paper, such as letters, e-mails, and blog posts. Written language is useful for sending detailed instructions to others or recording ideas without using much time or energy. Visual language includes anything shown in pictures or drawings.