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Human Communication
Social Media, Cell Phones, and In-Person Discussions

Instructions: Randall some shares ideas that he has learned on human interaction and communication from others. Watch this video clip and answer the questions based on what you see and hear.

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Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What form of communication do you use most in these situations (face-to-face discussion, video conferencing such as Skype, cell phone, texting, a handwritten letter, or a verbal message sent through a friend).

  1. telling your boss you are sick and can't go to work one day
  2. breaking up with a girlfriend or boyfriend
  3. asking someone out on a date
  4. telling your mom you will be late for dinner
  5. informing a friend you bought a new computer
  6. wishing someone a happy birthday
  7. letting your teacher know you are going to be late for class

Questions: [ See Script ]

1. In the video, Randall says that efficient communication does not always mean _________ communication.

A. brief
B. direct
C. effective

2. The best method of communication that helps your partner understand all parts of your message including nonverbal cues is _____________.

A. talking in person
B. using a service such as Skype
C. writing a personal letter

3. One effective form of communication that Randall mentions for short messages is ________________.

A. sending a text
B. writing an email message
C. leaving a voice message

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