Communication is as old as man itself. Without communication we
cant live and work together in an organized way. It enables us to
understand others and make ourselves understand.
Communication is the process by which we exchange meanings,
facts, ideas, opinions or emotions with other people. The word
communication has been derived from a latin word “ Communis”
which means commonness or to share or to participate. At every
moment of time we share our views, ideas, opinions with others in
the form of speeches or in writing or like other mean by exchange
of common set of symbols.
Meaning : Man is a communicating animal ; he alone has a power
to ex conpress the words. The presence of minimum of two minds
is essential for communication. Infact, communication to conver
a message by one person to another so that the other person
may understand, follow and implement the follow the message of
another , it cant be called communication. For instance if Mr. X
delivers a lecture in Hindi to a gathering of Americans (to whom
Hindi language is greek or latin ) , it will fall flat on them and there
is no communication in it. “Basically , communication is a twoway
process and the two terminals should be concerned with
mutual understanding if communication is to be purposefully
effective’. It is important to note that communication does not
mean merely written or oral messages. It includes everything that
may be used to convey meaning from one to another person. For
example movement of lips or the wink of an eye or wave of hands
may convey more meaning than even spoken or written words.
“ Communication is the sum total of all the things that a person
does when he wants to creat an understanding in the mind of the
another. It involves a systematic and continuous process of
telling, listening and understanding. In the words of Theo Haiman “ Communication is a process is
a process of passing information and understanding from one
person to another . It is a process of imparting ideas and making
oneself understood by others.