communicate with number of people daily. Think, what would happen if nobody communicates?
We will not able to exchange our thoughts, ideas and feelings. Thus
communication is a part of our life. Communication involves exchange of
thoughts, opinions, or information among people.There
are many ways/means of communication. We can communicate by writing, orally or
Types of communication
verbal communication we use words to express our thoughts. Two main form of
verbal communication are written and oral communication. Written communication
means communicating by writing and includes hand written letters, documents,
typed documents, email, text chats, books etc. In oral communication we speak words either
face to face or over phone. This includes speech, lecture, voice chat etc.
Non Verbal Communication
does not involve use of words. It is done through facial expressions, body
gestures, signs, drawing, graphic design, color, pictures, paintings etc. For
example waving hand, pointing finger, smiling, making faces expresses our
feeling and emotions.
Means of communication
main means of communication are postal communication, telecommunication and
letter writing is not very popular these days but it been very popular means of
communication in earlier days. The postal system delivers postcards, letters,
and parcels physically. Let’s see how our letter reaches its destination. We
write letter and mention the address with PIN code (Postal Index Number), then
we drop it into nearby letter box. Later on person from postal department clear
the mail box and sort all the letter destination wise and marks its seal. After
this, these letters are sent to their respective places by road, rail, air or
water transport. These letters are further sorted out and sealed again at the
delivery offices. Postman deputed in each area receives the letters and delivers
them to addressee. Examples of
postal communication are letter, inland letter, post card, printed post card.
means communicating over a distance. Examples of telecommunications are telegram,
mobile phones, land lines, satellite phones, radio, television etc.
A brief message sent over telegraph and then delivered in written or printed
form to the recipient. Telegrams can also be transmitted over the phone. This
service developed for urgent letters. Telegram service had been withdrawn in
year 2013 in India.
Telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. It is the fastest means of
communication. We can make STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialing) call to talk to our
family and relatives in far off cities and make ISD (International Subscriber
Dialing) call in different countries.
phone- With mobile phone we can make call anytime. It can be
used to text messages, reading emails, browsing the internet and many other
things. These phones are small in size and can be carried conveniently wherever
and Internet – Today most of us use internet to send
e-mail (electronic mail) to our family and friends and to chat with our dear
one who are living very far in different country.
communication means the imparting or exchanging of information to large number
of people at the same time. Various means of mass communication are newspaper,
magazines, radio, television and films.
informs us about recent happenings around the world.
and Television – They educate, inform and entertain us. It
attracts large number of viewers of all age groups, literate or illiterate.
Through internet via email, websites and blogs, large amount of information can