Author:
Parveen Sharma
Subject:
Communication, Career and Technical Education, Higher Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
High School
Grade:
12
Tags:
7 Cs of Communication, Communication Role, Communication Skills, EduSoMedia, EklavyaParv, Learn to Communicate, Parveen Kumar, Parveen Sharma
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 India
Language:
English
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Downloadable docs, eBook

07 C's of Communication

07 C's of Communication

Overview

Communication is the KEY! It opens Locks that hamper our efforts of succeeding at workplaces or life.

The 7Cs are important and one who can understand the role of these credentials can actually win the communication journey.

Discuss the Role and Importance of Communication in Aspects of Life

Discuss Communication not as a passive concept but the most dynamic thing in hand to disucss and utilise.

 

Our life is divided into 06 segments broadly.

  1. Social
  2. Cultural
  3. Business and Economic
  4. Educational
  5. Global
  6. Personal

These 06 domains help us find out the importance of Communication in our life.

This discussion shall open us to the concept of Communication.

Understand the LSRW First

Four Types of Communication Skills. 

  1. Listening
  2. Speaking
  3. Reading
  4. Writing

The above four (LSRW) have to be read and followed in the same order of appearance. We are born, we start listening. It is followed by imitation of the sounds we have been hearing all this while. Speaking happens as an attempt to articulate what has been listened to. We can understand that whereas Listening is a Receptive faculty, speaking is an Expressive one. After getting the basic training in Listening followed by Speaking, we are introduced to a Script, which is of a language. We start 'identifying' the symbols-shapes-codes-letter of the language. Once we are able to recognise and differentiate between them, the crayons come and pencil follows. We are turning literate by drawing the language on a paper. This sequence is visibly a logical order of Learning Communication Skills. One should not try to break it if the aim is to master the 'communication skills'. 

The 7 Samurai of Communication that We need to MASTER

Communication is said to be based on 7 C’s. These 07 Credentials are:

  1. Courtesy
  2. Clarity
  3. Conciseness
  4. Completeness
  5. Concreteness
  6. Consideration
  7. Correctness

These 7 C’s of Communication have been explained in much detail for those who have been studying Communication. While working with students on the concept of essentials of effective communication, I felt that there is a set of three, which seems to work for me when it comes to delivering a successful and sustained communication. The same has worked in the perfect way for those who have mentored me.  It is said that ‘Communication is what it does.’ And it should do exactly what we call 'effective'.

These 03 Credentials are more in work than others and without these, a set of sentences – written or spoken- may not end up to the intended response.

  1. Credibility
  2. Consideration
  3. Clarity

Consistency does have a place very near to the Trinity but it seems to be an effect that can be achieved once we follow the three goals. Consistency is inherent in credibility.

Discuss Cases, Observations where the 7Cs Could have Worked and Solved the Issues

The magical thing about Communication is that it helps us live a better and fruitful life.

Discuss with students the best use of Communication, the 7Cs and the applicability of these credentials.

Ask them which are the BEST 03 they wish to adopt in their life.