Communication is an important aspect in the society. It is an essential element in the lives of individuals because it conveys messages to individuals across the society. Communication forms an important aspect of human understanding in the communities. It is important to adopt appropriate measures and techniques of communication in order to enhance understanding and knowledge in the society. Positivity is an important aspect of communication and forms one of the appropriate measures of communication among individuals. Positivity presents the advantageous side of communication by employing a variety of flavors to facilitate proper understanding of information.
Love and hope are some of the types of positivity in communication. Love includes all the positive feelings that come into play in safe and close relationships. It encompasses a variety of positive feelings as it grows and deepens (Fredrickson, 2009). Love forms a common positivity feeling and it occurs in surges. It bonds individuals to people they have deepest connections. Love encompasses feelings of truth and warmth and makes people develop interests to share space and time with people of utmost importance to them. Additionally, it makes them want to do things in better ways and be better individuals in the society. With love, it is easy to cultivate proper communication techniques.
Love brings individuals together towards a common perspective. Since love as an aspect of positivity makes people develop an interest in doing good, it makes them develop appropriate communication methods to sustain their goodness. For instance, love will call for politeness, attention and good listening techniques in communication. That is; one will want to gain the best out of the conversation that they are having (Fredrickson, 2009).
Hope is another important type of positivity in communication. Hope comes into action when the anticipated circumstances of individuals are not going as expected or when life occurrences are not going the way individuals want them. Hope cultivates the belief that events will change for the better regardless of how awful they might look now. Hope encompasses the optimism, encouragement, and possibilities (Fredrickson, 2009). It inspires and motivates individuals to view things in their future. It keeps people trying to improve their situations. Hope is a belief in positive outcomes, things or events to look forward to and better times in the future.
Hope is very essential in communication because it defines the patience of the individuals involved in communication. If all parties involved in communication have hope, it is most likely that their communication will be beneficial. Hope is important in cases of miscommunications or misunderstanding of information and quarrels because it will provide opportunities for individuals involved in the communication to evaluate the ending of their communication. As such, it clears misunderstandings, promotes clear thinking and listening during communication (Fredrickson, 2009).
I decided to use these two forms of positivity because of their significance to the society. Love and hope are important aspects in the society. They form every element of understanding in our society. Love defines everything in the society. With love, people develop positive relations, positive attitudes to each other, positive feelings and positive perspectives towards other people and events in their societies. Love defines the type of communication techniques that people will employ in the society. It is about positivity in communication. It is essential in communication because it presents the extent to which individuals can control themselves in case of disagreements in communication.
On the other hand, hope is important in the society because it gives people a reason to exist and push forward in life. It is essential in communication especially during disagreements. Hope is all about anticipating for the best in every event. As such, it presents the importance of good listening techniques in communication (Fredrickson, 2009). That is; people anticipate for the better in every communication they engage in because they have hope that the will benefit from the communication. Communication is all about conveying of information and understanding the information conveyed. With hope, individuals cling to the aspect that they have to pass information effectively in order to facilitate understanding of the information.
I developed positivity in my communication throughout the semester in various ways. First, I read different materials on the issue of communication and the importance of communication in the society. In the course of my reading on communication, I realized that in order to enjoy the benefits of communication in society, it is prudent to cultivate good communication skills. These good communication skills will ensure effectiveness and efficiency in communication. I also realized that effective and efficiency in communication encompassed adoption of positivity in communication. As such, I identified different positivity flavors that would be essential in the society and an understanding of communication.
Throughout the semester, I engaged in many conversations with different types of people including strangers. I communicated with these individuals concerning different topics. I extended my communication online in the social media platforms and realized different ways of communication. Moreover, I realized that the positivity is very important in communication because it promotes effective and clear relaying and receiving of information. After interacting with various people and communicating with them, I realized the adverse effects of negativity in communication. As such, I sought to cultivate my understanding of positivity in communication.
In order to do so, I identified two distinct flavors of positivity in communication that would cut across all aspects of society. These flavors include love and hope. I realized that love and hope were at the center of communication in the society. I developed an in-depth interest in these two aspects of positivity because they related to every individual in the society and decided to use them for my project. I realized that if I they would be essential for my project because of their suitability. That is; everyone in the society experiences love and hopes for something in their lives. Therefore, they would give extensive meaning and understanding to my project.
These two flavors of positivity in communication will help other people in various ways. One of these ways is enabling individuals to deal with their feelings. That is, and love and hope encompass the positive discrete emotions that act as mediators of the news framing effects. The underlying conventional psychological processes, which enable the framing effects, are often cognitive. However, emotional response plays an essential role in the mediation of the framing effects. From the study of Andreas Schuck, Claes de Vreese and Sophie Lecheler on dealing with feelings deepens the understanding of individuals of which the discrete emotions are essential in the study of mediated effects of framing.
For long, there was a conception of rational decision-making as the basis of varying political communication research. However, there has been the discovery that emotions are powerful and relevant forces within the process of political communication. In this context, love and hope will enable individuals to align their objectives of political communications to suit the societal anticipations. The news frames are distinct interpretation patterns used to sensibly classify information and process it effectively and efficiently. The process of news framing stresses particular aspects of reality in the society. Emotions act as mediators of the framing effects. It is important to understand that the role of emotional responses in news framing is testing whether the emotional response mediates the effects that news frames can have on the political opinions. In this context, it is clear that love and hope, which are emotions, can be of utmost significance in such situations.
Bringing the two flavors into the real world to spread positivity among individuals will be important. I will employ various methods to ensure the incorporation of love and hope in the real world. First, I will use inspiration techniques to ensure the spread of the positivity flavors in communication. I will reach out to individuals to inspire them through verbal messages. I would ensure that individuals are willing to listen to my inspirational messages by seeking their consent. In order to achieve my goals of inspiring people, I will organize various methods of reaching out to people apart from the verbal method. I will print out notices with inspirational messages.
I will also take the opportunity of meetings to present individuals with the inspirational messages including the significance of positivity in the world especially starting with communication. Additionally, I will outline the benefits of love and hope in communication and enhancement of positivity in the society.
I will also organize for visual presentations such as drama to depict the significance of love and hope in enhancing positivity in communication and the society as a whole. These drama acts will also have motivational messages to the audiences to enable them to develop positivity in their communication. The themes of these drama acts will be positivity in communication and society. These drama acts will be an avenue to capture audiences and instill meaning and reason in their understanding of cultivating positivity through love and hope in communication.
Lastly, I will organize for training sessions with volunteers to develop our understanding of positivity in communication and the society. The aim of these training sessions will be to discuss and share crucial information concerning ways of increasing understanding of positivity among individuals.
Fredrickson, B. (2009). Positivity. New York: Crown Publishers.