Think of a message you want to tell others.What's the best way to communicate your idea? Should you use words, images, colors? Show or read your piece to others. Did they understand your message? If not, what could you changesothatthey understand your message?
Put together a collage or poster with examples of different types of communication, such as semaphore, sign language, signal flags, international road signs, distress signals, or a referee's signals. Learn one set of the above examples and teach it to someone else.
In West Africa, there are several written languages that make use of symbols to communicate specialized messages. Research the symbolic languages of the Yoruba, Edo, Fon and Ejagham. What is the nature of the symbols used? Who is authorized to use these language systems? How are they communicated and why?
Notice all the advertising and commercial designs you see in a week, such as billboards, posters, signs, and ads on packages. Look athowcolor, lettering,andemptyspaceareused.Createyourownposter,sign,orpackagethatuseswhatyou'vediscovered.
Listen to several pod casts or talk radio shows. Then create a script and sound effects for a news program, music program, talk show, or another kind of program you choose.
Think about what kinds of communication would be needed to do public relations work, then outline what you would do to promote one of the following; • A party to open an art exhibit thatintroducesanewartist to the community • A tour of your community to encourage business people to open stores • A presentation to show parents and children a new science center • A ceremony for an awards presentation in your troop or group • A conference for international visitors to introduce them to your community