Non-mechanical or non-electronic ways/media of Oral Communication
Oral communication can occur in various ways. The possible ways can be grouped into two types basing on their nature:
- Non-mechanical or non-electronic ways / media of oral communication, and
- Mechanical or electronic ways/media of oral communication
Here briefly describe on Non-mechanical or non-electronic ways/media of oral communication.
Non-mechanical or non-electronic ways/media of oral communication: Various media of non-mechanical oral communication are discussed below:
Face-to-face conversation: The most widely used way of oral communication is face-to-face conversation. In most of the cases, face-to-face communication is informal in nature. Here, both the sender and the receiver can see and understand each other’s reaction.
Interview: Interview is a formal talking on some predetermined issues between the interviewer and the interviewee. Here the interviewer asks questions to the interviewee to know his / her opinion on any specific issue.
Meetings: Meeting is the assembly of some people in a common place to discuss any matter. In a meeting, participants sit together, discuss the selected matter and lastly take a decision on consensus. In business, meetings may be of various types like statutory meeting, board meeting, committee meeting, annual general meeting, extra ordinary general meeting etc.
Conferences: Conference is another commonly used form of oral communication. It is arranged to discuss an important issue with the people interested in that issue. Here the participants discuss various aspects of a particular issue. It may be of various types such as press conference, workers’ conference, political conference, and ministerial conference.
Lectures: Lecture is the most effective oral communication in case of training and learning program. Lecture method is used to communicate with the trainees of the student.
Dias speech: Sometimes business leaders arrange dias speech to inform any matter to the general people and to obtain their support on it. In such communication, the communicator should take necessary preparation for delivering the speech.
Party Program: Various parties are arranged to hold an oral discussion, exchanging greetings, feelings, wishes etc. This party program may include a tea party, a launch party, dinner party. birthday party, reunion party etc.
Advisory board: Advisory boards are composed of foremen or supervisors for providing oral counseling and advices to the workers. These boards maintain constant with their respective subordinates and conduct various meetings with them.