D2: Communication Resubmission
There were five factors that influenced the effectiveness of both interactions, the one to one and the group communication. The main five factors were lighting, seating, temperature, space between each other and the camera position.
In both interactions the lighting was great, it wasn’t too bright or too dull. I know this because I could see all my colleagues whilst taking part in both interactions, I could see their body language, facial expressions and posture all clearly because the lighting was on point. If the lighting was too bright then it could have affected my eyesight, I wouldn’t be able to see my colleagues which would have made it hard ...view middle of the document...
The room temperature was a little cold in my opinion. This made me and my other colleagues shiver throughout both interactions, my concentration levels were low because I was shivering and I had gesso bumps. Because the environment was cold, I had to wear extra clothing such as my coat whilst performing to stay warm, this made me look unprofessional, which would be a disadvantage in the both formal interactions. On the other hand, if the room temperature was too hot, then this could also make you feel uncomfortable because I would probably start sweating. Before I started both interactions I was nervous, so if the room temperature was hot then I would have felt insecure because sweating whilst performing makes individuals (especially me) feel less comfy and it lacks my confidence. This is why it was important in both interactions for the temperature to stay in between and not cold, this wouldn’t have made feel rushed or uncomfortable in front of everyone.
Space between each other
The space between each of us (colleagues) was also excellent. We had enough space between each other (an arm’s length of space) which made it easier for us to perform because we didn’t feel rushed or squashed together throughout both interactions. We could use appropriate body language (e.g. hand gestures) to communicate effectively throughout both interactions. The seating arrangements were evenly spread out which made it easier for us all to make eye contact, the seats and table were in an oval shape which made us all position in a way were we could see one another. This also made it easier for us to communicate with each other because eye contact is important when having a formal interaction. If we were tightly squashed together then it would have made us feel uncomfortable and we wouldn’t be able to make eye contact which again is important. We wouldn’t have personal space which...