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COMM 102 Week 1 Communication Basics
Complete the "Communications Basics" worksheet. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab. Communication Basics Worksheet Respond to the following in your own words:   1.     Define communication.           2.     What are the major principles of communication, as outlined in Ch. 1 of Human Comunication?           3.     Why are these principles important to effectively communicating in the workplace?           4.     Describe interpersonal communication, group communication, and public communication.   a.     How are these communication types different? b.     How are they similar? c.     How are these three communication types important in the workplace?                       COMM 102 Week 1 Effective Listening Your workplace has recently experienced issues regarding effective listening. In response, your manager has asked you to provide your coworkers with information to help them boost their listening skills. Create a presentation, video, poster or pamphlet, with your instructor's approval, that answers the following questions: 

  • Why is listening important?

  • Why is listening important in the workplace?

  • What is active listening?

  • How does one show they are an active listener?

  • What are some effective listening strategies?

  • What are some barriers to effective listening?

  • How might you overcome these barriers?

Cite any sources used. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.     COMM 102 Week 2 Interpersonal Communication Watch "The Right Kind of Care."  Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing how the individual perceptions affected the communication between the people in the video. Answer the following in your paper: 

  • What verbal and nonverbal cues did you pick up that affected the communication? (What were the individual perceptions of the participants in the video?)

  • What is the relationship between verbal and nonverbal communication?

  • How could the people in the video communicate more effectively?

  • What is intercultural communication?

  • How could the participants in the video improve their intercultural communication competence?

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.     COMM 102 Week 3 Employee Morale Proposal Imagine you want your current company to enact a policy change that will function to increase employee morale. You may use one of the following examples or seek approval from your faculty member for a different policy change. 

  • Allowing employees to bring pets to work

  • Increasing the amount of vacation/personal time allotted to employees

  • Allowing employees to telecommute

  • Providing free massages at work

  • Serving free drinks/food 

Write a proposal to the leadership in your organization, suggesting your selected change. Be sure to apply effective writing methods you learned in Excellence in Business CommunicationSupport your proposal with at least 3 relevant and credible sources that support your message.  Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Source Evaluation Matrix for each source you use. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.     COMM 102 Week 4 Social Media Policy Imagine you work in the public relations department of your company, or one in your chosen field. Your business does not currently have a social media policy to guide its interactions online.  Research social media policies at several organizations.  Draft a social media policy for your organization that you will share with upper management. This policy should include the appropriate use of social media at your place of business as well as identify effective communication techniques for communicating electronically.  Introduce your policy by explaining the relevance of social media in the workplace and why your organization should adopt the policy you created.  Format your introduction as an e-mail to your company leaders. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.     COMM 102 Week 5 Presentation Skills Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes that you would use to train coworkers on effective presentation techniques. You may use the University of Phoenix: Help With Microsoft® PowerPoint® Assignments to help you create your presentation. Include the following: 

  • At least five strategies from this week's readings on effectively developing and delivering a presentation to an audience 

  • Tips for overcoming speaking anxiety 

  • A description of how using presentations can help enhance the understanding of important information

Demonstrate the effective use of visual resources by including at least 3 images. Be sure to cite the sources for your images.  Note. In creating your presentation, be sure to actively model the effective presentation tips you are teaching your audience. Present your Effective Presentation Training. 

  • For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.

  • For Online Campus and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with detailed speaker notes.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.    
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