The media or channels of oral communication.

Oral communication can be transmitted through different media or channels so that information can be exchanged easily and quickly. For this purpose both mechanical and non mechanical media are used. Different media or channels of oral communications are described briefly in the following:

Mechanical: When some machinery equipment is used for transmitting information between people then we call this mechanical media. These are –
a. Telephone: Through telephone the communicator can establish communication with the receiver directly. By this medium one can get the immediate feedback from the receiver of information.
b. Radio: To establish communication with a large number of audiences at a time radio is the most suitable medium for communication. Though immediate feedback cannot be sent to sender of information it is used as very common medium for long time.
c. Television: Television is another mechanical device used for oral communication to send information to a large number of people. It has only difference with radio is that we can watch the picture what the sender of information is describing. So it is much more useful tools to transmit the message.
d. Microphone: Microphone is another media of oral communication for transmitting message among people. But microphone is used for relatively small group than the groups of people used for radio and television.
e. Computer: At the current situation no one can deny computer as media of oral communication. This is widely used to conduct conference in distance place, also for net to phone communication.

Non-mechanical:
a. Public Speaking: The most difficult kind of oral communication for most people is a formal speech. Most of us feel uncomfortable speaking before others and generally do a poor job of it. We can improve our speaking by learning good speaking techniques.
b. Meetings: Meetings involve oral communication. They will range from one extreme of formality to the other. A meetings success will depend on the quality of the meetings. To make a qualitative meeting it should be well organized.
c. Conducting Interviews: Another communication activity in which we are likely to heavily participate is interviewing. In business interviews are conducted for employment purposes, to get information, and to give information. In the daily news of television we see lot many interviews of different people ministers, secretary, economist etc.
d. Dictating: When you advance to an executive position, dictating is likely to be one of your major communication activities. The odds are that you will dictate most of your letters to save your tome from other functions. Yu may even dictate reports especially shorter, more informal ones.
e. Tea party: Tea party is arranged by the chief executive authority to discuss about the organization matters with the various departments. The attendants in such meeting get the chance to talk about organizational propositions and problems and about their possible solutions.
f. Training course: To train up the people to increase the productivity of the organization different training session are arranged in which oral communication are use to transmit the message.
g. Cultural program: With the motive of inspiring people of the organization and removing their monotony in works cultural program is centrally arranged. The people participating in this cultural program can exchange information mutually using informal channels.
h. Prize giving ceremony: Sometimes prize giving ceremony is arranged to inspire people of the organization where managers, workers, and other business people join together and exchange their opinions.

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