This course is an exploration of advanced concepts in general communication theory that are particularly applicable to strategic security. The course will examine the use of language and how to identify and evaluate semantic, logical, conscious and unconscious nonverbal communication channels, and what can be learned thereby about the speaker’s view of reality. These concepts will give students the ability to “read” individuals with considerable accuracy, and enhance their ability to persuade and negotiate with others. The course will give students an opportunity to evaluate their own personal communication style in light of their newly acquired skills, and make the adjustments needed to become more effective communicators.
Explain the importance of language in successful business communication and the broad and lasting implications of acquiring advanced communications skills.
List and describe some of the practical tools that can help to avoid many of the pitfalls in normal communication processes.
Explain and demonstrate the critical role logic plays in our assimilation, translation, and ultimate determination of what we see as reality.
Define “non verbal communication” and describe its application as a business tool at all levels of communications, but particularly in personal interactions including gestures as well as forms of unconscious non verbal communication.
Perform a critical assessment of a speaker’s logic, rhetoric and exposition.
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