Problems usually arise when information dispersed is not really understood by the individual doing the dispercement exercise. This has a lot of negative connotations to it as the said information content may not be dispersed as it was first designed to represent. Here in lies the problem of good communication that is faced by any level in society, which more often than not, results miscommunication or misinterpretation of the said information.
There are three main components of communication, which affects the overall understanding of what is being communicated.
These would include the verbal, nonverbal and paraverbal platforms used.
The following are some tips on how to ensure the information is first thoroughly understood by the presenter before it is presented to others:
- By understanding the content of the message intended to be shared with others the individual presenting the message will ideally utilize either all three of the communications components, or at the very least two components at any given time. This will allow the recipient of the message the opportunity to fully grasp, both the content and its impact meant to be made through the communication session.
- When the content of the message is completely understood by the individual, he or she will be able to design or choose the suitable verbal, paraverbal or nonverbal messaging style that would effectively get the message across to the receiving party. Without this initial understanding factor, the individual would be hard pressed to make the presentation of the message impactful enough to get the desired results.
- Another important effect that is desired from thoroughly understanding the message content before presenting it, is that the consistency in the message itself will be presented in a way that is less confusing and inconsistent according to the perception of the recipient.