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  1. Anonymous
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    Help me please!

    Hello,

    I don't if this is the right place to ask for help, but I'm going to try anyway because I'm unable to get any results from the search engine. I am currently taking Fundamentals of Oral Communication (speech class), and I have a speech coming up next week. My question is "what is the definition of high content communication?" I have tried searching all over the net for the definition, but the results I get are high-definition TV's???? If anyone can explain this to me, it would really help me out alot. Thank You.

  2. ones51
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    Re: Help me please!

    Quote Originally Posted by ones79
    Hello,

    I don't if this is the right place to ask for help, but I'm going to try anyway because I'm unable to get any results from the search engine. I am currently taking Fundamentals of Oral Communication (speech class), and I have a speech coming up next week. My question is "what is the definition of high content communication?" I have tried searching all over the net for the definition, but the results I get are high-definition TV's???? If anyone can explain this to me, it would really help me out alot. Thank You.
    Or a link to a website is fine. Thanks

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    It's not a specific term that I know of, but it suggests that they are looking for direct communication without much redundancy, like 'you know what I'm saying', etc.

  3. ones51
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It's not a specific term that I know of, but it suggests that they are looking for direct communication without much redundancy, like 'you know what I'm saying', etc.
    Do you mean ambiguous direct communication?

  4. ones51
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    Ok. I should be more specific if I'm going to recieve help. My group project assignment is:
    You are to give a 30 minute presentation (no longer thank 30) to the class, explaining to them a particular communication concept, and illustrating that concept with a short (no longer than 5 minute) clip for a film or TV show. In the presentation, you should also give a short explanation of the concept, what the definition is, how the concept works, where one can find it, and why is it important. This explanation can be accompanied by overhead transparencies if you'd like.

    My group decided to illustrate the concept of high content communication on the movie OLD SCHOOL (http://www.oldschool-themovie.com/). The clip we are about to pick out is unknown, for we have not discuss about it yet.

    My instructor explained that there are 2 contents and that each culture have their own content, either high or low. He explained that high content cultures are indirect with their communication; for example, in a bussiness meeting when a person say "We have a deal." It doesn't mean that the deal is final. It means "I hear what you're saying." respecting the offer. These cultures are China and Japan. However, in America when a bussinessman say "We have a deal.", it means that the deal is final. Basically, western cultures are low content, and eastern culture are high content. Anyone help is greatly appreaciate. Again, my assignment is what is the definition of high content. I cannot use the illustration from the instructor because we already know it. Thanks.

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    I haven't seen the film, so I can't say much about it's high or low content, but it is a Western comedy, so I'm not sure that it will have much high content, apart from double entendre.

    The finest example of high content, to use these terms, has to be the Emperor Hirohito's speech surrendering at the end of the Second World War, where, after two nuclear bombs had been dropped and his ally Germany had surrendered, he said that "the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage". That has to be the most indirect communication I've come across.
    http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/hirohito.htm

  5. ones51
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I haven't seen the film, so I can't say much about it's high or low content, but it is a Western comedy, so I'm not sure that it will have much high content, apart from double entendre.

    The finest example of high content, to use these terms, has to be the Emperor Hirohito's speech surrendering at the end of the Second World War, where, after two nuclear bombs had been dropped and his ally Germany had surrendered, he said that "the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage". That has to be the most indirect communication I've come across.
    http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/hirohito.htm
    Thank you Tdol. That was a great example. Is there a web page that fully define what I'm looking for? I am still searching the net for it. :?

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    There's very little out there- Google only gives four hits for it:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=%22hi...8&filter=0
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    Here's someinformation about Japanese culture:
    http://www.thejapanfaq.com/FAQ-Primer.html


    I'l keep looking.

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