Movie Scene: communication is ubiqutous
By: Inez Burrell
February 12, 2013
February 12, 2013
Show the movie scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELc9Aw3fS-g . This group is credible because we watched the movie, compared the Beebe, Beebe, & Ivy (2013) text to the scene and prepared this paper. The central idea of this paper is to illustrate the importance of communication in order for both parties (Mike Tyson, bodyguard, Phil, Stu, and Alan) to achieve what they are looking for. This paper will first discuss communication level, then mode of communication, communication characteristics, self-awareness, and power of words, nonverbal communication, listening styles, and lastly the elements of culture. Now that the foundation of this paper has been laid out, it is time to describe the competence level of communication that was performed by each character.
According to Beebe, Beebe, and Ivy (2013), competence level can be helpful in identifying a message using the following three things; understood as the communicator intended it to be understood, achieve the communicator's intended effect, and ethical (p. 7). There is a mutual understanding between Mike Tyson and the three friends (Phil, Stu, and Alan) when Mike Tyson agrees to let the guys search for clues at his house, so long as they return his pet tiger. Mike Tyson and his bodyguard's intended effect is to make the friends realize that there would be consequences if they did not return his tiger. In a sense, this message does not convey ethics by the definition in the book. According to Beebe (2013), ethical means beliefs, values, moral principles, and does not manipulate the listener. Tyson and his bodyguard are both manipulative because they use his celebratory status to their advantage to maintain dominance and instill fear. Mike Tyson is famous for being one of the legends in boxing,...