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Unit 4: Effective People, Communication and
Information.
Session Objectives
By the end of the session you will be able to:
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Explain why firms needs to consider the requirements of their
audiences when communicating information.
Identify and explain the different methods of written and non-written
communication used by modern firms.
Provide and explain real-life examples of communication methods
used by firms.
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Unit 4
Overview
In this unit you will learn about:
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The importance of employing suitable people.
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How to communicate using appropriate
methods.
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The different types of information and how it
can be processed.
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How to present information effectively.
Name The Methods of Business Communication
Can you think of
any others?
3 Minutes
Communication & Firms
What Is Communication?
"Any act by which one person gives to or receives from another person
information about that person's needs, desires, perceptions,
knowledge, or affective states.”
Source: de Valenzuela J. (2002).
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It is vital that when firms communicate with people inside the firm
(internal) and outside (external) the information provided is tailored
to meet their needs.
Task
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You are going to research and feedback on the of the following areas:
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Methods of written communication.
Methods of non-written communication.
You need to present your findings back in a PowerPoint, and need to consider using:
 Appropriate backgrounds.
 Examples of communication (good & bad)
Useful websites
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http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/comms/lesson/buscomms1.htm
http://www.thetimes100.co.uk/theory/theory--working-together-business-communications--388.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/people/communicationrev1.shtml
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