Hss2102a professor tien nguyen: chapter 1 human communication. Communication: process of using verbal and nonverbal messages to generate meaning within and across various context, cultures, and channels. Verbal = written or spoken; nonverbal = everything else (posture, facial expressions, context) Context where, when, with whom, and under what circumstances you communicate. Culture characteristics, attitudes, and behaviours of diverse communicators. Channels transmitting messages via sight, sound, taste, smell, and/or touch. In your life adapting the communication do the context (changing the channels) Intellectual how you carry yourself in every circumstance: i. e communicate in clear mind under stress. Psychosocial the social and psychological methods being used to communicate. Logistical number of people in the environment. Interactional number of participants (one on one, group of 10) Mediated what methods are you using (face-to-face, skype, etc. : content what is being transmitted and delivered as communications; appropriate symbols" (the msg, structure organize the message in coherent order.