Lesson 2: COMMUNICATION
A basic definition of “communication” is a two-way process of giving and receiving information through various channels. Whether one is speaking informally to a colleague, addressing a conference or meeting. As Krauss (2002) states, “ A species’ survival depends critically upon its ability to communicate effectively, and the quality of its social life is determined in large measure by how and what it can communicate.” As a result, our overall human social life as it is presently constituted is built upon a high level of communicative virtuosity. Without this, our lives would be quite different and our survival threatened.