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People have rich possibilities to express. This helps us to understand and interact intuitively without long back and forth questioning procedures or fatiguing affirmation. We understand and agree without many words. On the other hand communication is ambiguous. For dealing with it we need observation and reflection of our interpretations. Communicative skills and methods for communication help us to manage projects in a cooperative and accepted style.
 
People have rich possibilities to express. This helps us to understand and interact intuitively without long back and forth questioning procedures or fatiguing affirmation. We understand and agree without many words. On the other hand communication is ambiguous. For dealing with it we need observation and reflection of our interpretations. Communicative skills and methods for communication help us to manage projects in a cooperative and accepted style.
  
=='What' and 'how'==
 
 
In our civil involvement is both important: To send messages about ''what'' we are doing, as well as ''how'' we are doing it. ''How'' is focusing on our communication style with our stakeholders. It includes also our values and general assumptions of our project partners, donors, target groups.
 
In our civil involvement is both important: To send messages about ''what'' we are doing, as well as ''how'' we are doing it. ''How'' is focusing on our communication style with our stakeholders. It includes also our values and general assumptions of our project partners, donors, target groups.
  
==Humanist principles==
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===Humanist principles===
The approaches of self-learning, peaceful communication or democratic dialogue have their roots in humanist thinking. They represent our image of humanity, which is the result of many long processes. Religions, eschatological theories, and other meta-theories have all shaped our contemporary vision of humanity and the universe.
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*[[Basic Values in Communication]]
 
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*[[Interpretation]]
Appreciation, the ability to give and receive love and respect, and the recognition of individual freedom are parts of the core ideas in many of these. This moral undertone can be found in the work of Carl Rogers, Marshall Rosenberg (“Nonviolent Communication”), Jacques Salomé (“Relational Hygiene”) or in the axioms of “Theme Centered Interaction” (Ruth Cohn).
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*[[Teamwork]]
 
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Finding a constructive way to deal with irritations, feelings, and needs is another aspect of the humanist principles. This recognizes, that communication is essential ambigous and depending from the interpretation of ''all'' involved people. When I know, that the other perspective is grounded, then I understand, that I am not simply right or wrong. Nor can I really succeed in designing unambigous communication processes. In this thinking solutions are the result of dialogue. So constructive communication doesn’t just mean focusing on a solution, but also being open to alternatives: “Do you think you could come on time in future? Or should we find another way setting up our meetings?"
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==Feedback==
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Dialogic communication raises importance on Feedback. Basically feedback is the aspect of a black-box-communication-act, in which the recipient reacts on a signal or impulse. The recipient reacts – not only linguistically, but also with physical reactions like flushing or smile. He sends back a signal to the sender. You can send the signal with words: “Yes, I have understood, you are going to the movies.” This helps us to gain clarity and efficiency. But feedback plays also an important role in building the relation between the involved people. It shows, how I see you in relation to me. Democratic communication is expressing appreciation through the style and quality of feedback.
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* [[Mindful communication and feedback]]
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==Interpretation==
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We often think that we addressed something quite precisely and exactly. But how a point is understood depends just partly from the sender. A mindful analysis on your communication helps you to address things more conscious and effective.
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* [[Interpretation]]
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==Teams==
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See the aspects regarding to it under [[Teamwork]]
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===Culture and Communication===
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*[[Culture and Communication]]
 
*[[Culture and Communication]]
  
===Presentation===
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===Communication practically===
[[Presentation]]
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*[[Mindful communication and feedback]]
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*[[Presentation]]
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*[[Checklist: Assessment of a meeting]]
  
===Preparation and Reflection===
 
*[[Checklist: Assessment of a meeting]]
 
 
[[de: Kommunikation]]
 
[[de: Kommunikation]]

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