Guide: The Tools of Communication


Boy singing into a microphone
Yelling is only acceptable when you're excited.

How do you ever get big projects done? How do you find information? How do you gain consensus? How do you make sure people are informed?


Through communication of course!


How you communicate can easily make or break you and/or whatever it is you’re involved in. Let’s look at some of the basic modes & mediums of communication, and how each might be used most effectively.


Modes of Communication

  • Written | If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time communicating through text. Chat and text messages, emails, and maybe even <gasp!> printed documents!

  • Visual | This can be a variety of things. Videos, still images, diagrams or charts, or maybe some complex arrangement of waving a flag around.