Human interaction is facilitated by continuous interpersonal communication. Effective communication is therefore important for healthy human relations. According to Nielsen (2008), communication is important in creating, cementing and mending relationships in the course of various interactions.
This blog will give practical advice and my personal opinion on how to create effective communiqué. At this stage, it is important to mention that there are several key components to the communication process. Factors such as the message, the media chosen, the sender and recipient are all vital to the success of failure of the communication process (Nielsen 2008).
The purpose of this blog will be to break down these components for a young reader and simplify the entire process. At the end of each blog, the reader will be able to understand the basics of a communication tool such as an e-mail, how to write one and what mistakes to avoid.
Each week, there will be two posts covering similar or related communication topics. The first blog will cover most of the facts I would like to address while the second blog will iron out any issues and questions arising from reader responses and comments. The page will be designed in such a way that the readers can look up archived information and request for further clarification on a past topic. Reader traffic, comments, compliments and critiques will be used to gauge the effectiveness of the advice issued on the blog (Cass 2007).
The target readership of this communication blog will be young individuals between the ages of 18-30 years. This are individuals who are either applying for admission into university, looking for internships or job opportunities. Most are influenced by the informal language used in social media and mobile communication gadgets. The blog will provide practical assistance on how to solve common linguistic and structural errors that usually affect young professionals.
Cass, H. (2007) Strategies and Tools for Corporate Blogging. Burlington, MA. Elsevier Inc.
Nielsen, J. (2008) Effective Communication Skills-the foundations for change. USA: Xlibris