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5 Common Types Of Verbal Communication

5 Common Types Of Verbal Communication

Verbal communication varies from intrapersonal dialogue to mass media, with techniques like active listening and personal anecdotes significantly enhancing effectiveness and audience engagement.

Interpersonal Verbal Communication

Interpersonal communication is a form of communication between two individuals, and it is dynamic and important in building and developing relationships. Its importance lies in its dynamism and fluidity, as both participants are continuously influencing,and receiving feedback from each other. Fortunately, there a several strategies and techniques to enhance the communication process that are based on real-world applications and studies of interpersonal communications.

Understanding the Role of Active Listening

Real active listening is about understanding the speaker’s message beyond mere hearing of the words spoken. According to research, active listening could potentially prevent any misunderstandings in around 45% of all interpersonal interactions. The techniques include but are not limited to nodding, making eye contact with the speaker, and paraphrasing the speaker’s intent. In addition, according to research, active listening, besides preventing potential conflicts between the speaker and the listener, also deepens the level of trust and respect in all types of relationships.

The Importance of Non-Verbal Cues

Non-verbal communication, including but not limited to gestures, facial expressions, pitch and tone of the voice and body posture, plays a role in up to 55% of how emotions and attitudes are communicated. According to the Mehrabian study, tone and the body language is extremely important for the way the speaker’s messages are received. For example, maintaining an open posture and eye contact can make the communication more engaging and sincere. Nonverbal cues in interpersonal communication can serve to either complement or add to the verbal message.

Feedback: The Loop that Enhances Communication

Feedback is equally important because it establishes whether and how the message has been perceived. In addition, studies show that the delivery of short, clear and concise feedback is beneficial because it facilitates the ongoing communication and the overall understanding between the two. For example, positive feedback during workplace evaluations increases employee motivation and productivity by 30%. It is also advisable to give feedback soon after the action and to keep the door open to positive changes and understanding.

Adjusting Communication Style to Fit the Context

As all communicational contexts and scenarios are unique, it is important to adjust one’s style and track the instruments of the communication process as per the context. For example, studies suggest that managers who adjust their communication style to fit the preference of their teams are able to increase their cohesion and efficiency by 50%. People who are flexible with their likability across various social and professional groups are also efficient communicators.

Interpersonal Speech Communication

Interpersonal speech communication is a direct contact or conversation between two or more individuals. It is the basis of human relationships and professional activity. Proper interaction can significantly facilitate the outcomes of negotiations, and conflict resolutions, or influence everyday communication results.

Effective Openings

An opening to a conversation is the beginning of the whole communication process. Creating an effective opening is crucial due to the fact that it can significantly influence the outcomes of the conversation. An opening should contain a warm greeting, and a comment or question addressed to the listener that is of obvious significance to them. A study from the Harvard Business Review says that the likelihood that an interaction will generate a positive result is up by 30% if a personalized question is in the opening.

Power of Tone and Pace

Tone of voice and the speed of speech are also very significant factors in interpersonal speech. A calm slow voice can mean that a speaker is confident and has nothing to conceal. For example, customer service training often teaches young consultants to use such a manner of speech when they speak to an angry customer. A slow calm voice can reduce the customer’s aggression or anxiety by up to 60%.

Message Structure

Proper message structure is always important in interpersonal speech. If a speaker is precise and knows what they want to say from the first time, the listener’s information perception rate is higher by 40%. Communicators can use a Rule or the Tell-Show-Tell model. They should first make a sentence about their intentions, then provide an example, and finally retell the point.

Engaging the Listener

It is also important to always involve a listener in the conversation. To be actively involved means not to remain sharp and supercilious in one’s thoughts but to provide various responses to a speaker such as nodding or saying “I see” or “Interesting”. This also implicates orally showing interest. Engaged listeners look and sound more empathetic..responses can include verbal and non-verbal means, gestures, facial expressions and conditioned auditory factors. Ways of responses vary greatly, but their quality is of great significance.

Tailoring Content

The content of interpersonal speech and the manner of communication can differ to a great extent depending on the state of the listener, their background, and interests. It can cause great differences in listener attention if a speaker is either talking about something the listener is not interested in and/or uses a manner they do not like. Reflecting and audience signals and talking about something that the listener would like in a matter they find acceptable can raise the listener’s engagement by up to 50%. Successful communicators always consider the audience state, whether it be a friendly conversation or a formal visit.

Group Oral Communication

Group oral communication is the foundation of communication among three or more people. It assumes a dominant function in such processes as team projects, committees, conferences, and workshops. Group communication is a type of communication during which a leader and a group member maintain a clear purpose that is followed by a planning stage. They concentrate on the orchestration of ideas to simplify the process and make the outcome effective. The purpose of group communication is to fulfill a task or achieve an objective . In this paper, I explore the effective elements of successful interaction.

Settings objectives

The definition of the purpose at the beginning of the group discussion ensures that participants are “on the same page” and all of them have a coherent mission. Approximately, images or graphics which have a definition of groups’ goals increase productivity. It is estimated that it could grow by 35%. The leader must specify what he wants the group to do and when they needed to reach the aim. He or she has to orient or direct the discussion .

Role Assignments

The allocation of roles can ease and systematize communication. Specifically, the groups can allocate leaders, note-takers, time-keepers, etc. As a rule, in every role, there should be someone who is responsible and tasks should be discharged according to the schedule. The image shows that patterns of such roles could contribute to declining duration of meetings by 20%. In addition, the relevance of conversation has most likely increased .

Encouraging ideas

The contribution of every participant enhances the contribution of gestures or information, and the importance of attendance by every member who makes the tone comfortable or uncomfortable. The employment of the “round-robin” models allows each member to say his or her vision or idea. Graphics prove that a group that uses inclusive idea-sharing could generate 50% more ideas.

Public Oral Communication

Public oral communication is any means of communication that takes place in the public arena whereby one person or a group of persons speaks out an audience. This is relevant on different occasions for example in political rallies, in schools, or in the company premises during presentations. Public oral communication requires high levels of clarity, engagement and persuasion as it aims at impacting the audience effectively.


To gain the attention of the audience, it is necessary to open up the speech with an interesting set of facts. It is recorded that with an attention-grabbing opener, the audience enjoys content up to 70% more. Therefore, it is best to open up the introduction with a statistic shocker, a compelling rhetorical question, or a relate-able story that connects them to the audience’s need.

Core message

The core message is the main theme of the speech and should be as precise and apparent as it can. Therefore, every presentation must be builds it up around key points that are logically ordered and consequently easy to follow. One of the simplest ways to achieve that is to use the rule of three which suggests that three-part lists and ideas are naturally more interesting and easier to remember. According to studies, the content retained in a presentation is increased up to 50% when framed with this rule.

Engagement and persuasion

Many techniques brought into play during a confession can result in frategral progress in the levels of engagement and persuasion. These comprise storytelling, conversation starters, and demonstrations as among others. As indicated by research, the pretence of a story in the whole of a business presentation increases its persuasiveness by 30% . The audience is also able to have a vivid picture of the abstract ideas involved and a stro9nger emotional connection. Unassumingly, the comprehension of the content is increased by up to 70% with integration with visual aids.

Vocal variety

It involves the incorporation of different types of the pitch, rate, volume, and tone to enhance the listener’s interest and attention as well. According to experts, a dynamic rage of speaking increases listener’s interest by up to 40% . It includes the strategies of emphasizing vital parts of the list, having suspense and surprises, and building an escalator up the steps.


As earlier mentioned, the closing part in a public oral communication means should not seem to be out of the picture. Instead of a long essay conclusion, the relevant items should be crammed into a short precise speech that passes the intended message. With a clear conclusive message, the target action and thoughts placed into consideration can be at an increased probability of 25% to be followed. A call to action may either be developing the knowledge salience of a particular regulative, policy, or practical humanitarian issue, introducing change, or attracting and emotional response.

Mass Language Communication

Mass language communication is the process of sharing messages widely with people. The important condition is a wide audience that is communicated with. General media like newspapers, TV, radio, and particularly, the internet may serve as a means of such communication. It is a powerful tool in a way that can help develop a new vision of things or provide communities with necessary information.

Channel Selection

It is essential and directly gong-oriented to select the appropriate tool of channels to present a message. As an example, in the USA, more than 85% of the general population watch TV every month. It is useful for suchtype of communication as broad. On the other hand, digital solutions are the best for specific groups with a 65%-probability of engagement.

Message Composing

The message must be simple, as the audience may be rather multifarious within a single piece of it, so that the solution would be to provide images and simple words or meanings. The information along with them and a headline would be the most engaged in by the people. It is interesting to note that the same research shows a 50% increase in message comprehension. Moreover, it will earn credits from different social groups.

Message Scheduling

It would be wise to schedule the message for the broadest audience at the appropriate time of the day, for example, at the time when most people watch TV or use the internet. It is sensible to repeat the message from time to time, and 70% more of them will be remembered if repeated earlier.


Modern communication often demands from people input, that is possible with the help of popular tools of media, like Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. Messages there may be liked, and commented, and shared and reach a high 80% level of interaction instead of a standard one. The particularity of such tools is the fact that it is a customizable format.

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