What Is Formal And Informal Communication? Give Me Some Examples As Well..


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Matthew Crist answered
The main difference between formal and informal communication, aside from the language that is used, is the setting in which we use them. Formal communication would be used in a formal setting where communication efforts are ‘dressed’ up in order to impress. For example, in an interview to get into University, you would not use slang or colloquialisms. Informal communication is of course the opposite of formal. When using informal language, the rules of language that are applied to formal communication are not applied so people use many more colloquialisms and often slang words. This form of communication is most commonly used face to face between a friend of relative although due to advancements in communication technology, informal language is now used in texting, talking on the phone, on social networking sites or an instant message conversation.
Other examples of formal communication can also be non-verbal for example in a letter. In this circumstance and in others, it is important to address people in the correct way for example, Sir, Madam or Doctor. When beginning a letter to a person you do not know, you must start with ‘To Whom it may concern’. When in a formal situation such as at work or in an interview, some people tend to adopt a more formal tone of voice. For formal communication in written form, impeccable grammar and spelling is a must. For spoke communication, a great deal of emphasis is placed on the quality of the speaking voice and correct pronunciation.
We use informal communication throughout most of our days. You may greet your friends or relatives with a hug or kiss rather than a formal handshake. You will become much more relaxed around these people and not feel the need to make an effort with your voice. You will be less careful with your language choices and more inclined to use colloquialisms and perhaps even slang, if you are around your friends.
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Formal communication is when people use the rules of language in a conversation or in writing format. In a conversation, it would be more likely for you to use formal communication when in an interview or writing a letter to a business or maybe work.

Informal communication is when people do not use the rules of language and may use slang in conversation. It would be more likely for you to use informal communication when you see a friend on the streets and you have a chat. It would also be informal like chatting on MSN or Facebook.
kismiya ali mohammed Profile
You will often use informal communication when you know people well such as freind and family. Some friends or family memebers may use terms that only their own group would understand. Local groups might have their own ways of speaking, for example some people in sothern england might say things like ' hi you mate, how's it going?.' if you belong in this group, you will appreciate this as a warm friendly greeting.
Formal communication is for example, at a hospital reception you might expect the receptionist to say somethin like:'good morning. How can I help you?' this formal communication might be understood by wide range of peole. Formal communication also shows respect for others.
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Formal communication is where say for instance your a work... You would talk formally to your boss, using proper language using the correct body language i.e sitting down with back straight, using hand gestures ect, In-Formal communication is talking to your friends, you wouldn't use standard english, slang would be used and body language would be relaxed.
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Formal communication- is when talking to someone like your boss or the person giving an interview, when using formal communication you would use proper language and proper body language i.e. Sitting up straight in a chair with your back upright, using good hand gestures e.c.t ..  You would also use formal communication when writing a buisness letter.    Informal communication- this communication occurs when talking to people you know like family and friends, your language and body language would be more relaxed .
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Penny Kay answered
Informal communication would be like what we are doing here, online chatting or just having a conversation with a friend. Formal Communication would be writing a business or other letter within the guidelines of that genre. Such as a cover letter for a resume', or a thank you letter or note for a present received.
thanked the writer.
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Formal communication - in a business or office environment.
Informal communication - in a home or casual communication, can be using slang.
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Formal communication with the next to the (downward), to the (upward), horizontal (1ateral), outward (outside) communication categories:
(1) to communicate with the next. This is the most important organization in the traditional flow of communication. Generally conveyed in parent organization or command policies decided at higher levels, plans to provide the type of information, sometimes presented some of the information for their subordinates to use and so on. If the organization's structure includes multiple layers, pass through the layers, the results tend to occur under the distortion of the information, and even lost, and the slow process, which are often next to the communication problems found in the.
(2) to the communication. Largely subordinate to the higher level in accordance with the provisions of proposed formal written or oral report. In addition, many institutions have taken up some measures to encourage communication, such as suggestion boxes, the proposed system, as well as comments from the seminar organized, or attitude surveys and so on. Sometimes some of the top manager to take the so-called "open door" policy (open-doorpolicy), so that subordinates can not report up through the organizational level. But according to studies, this communication is not very effective, and because the parties at stake, tend to make communication of information occurs with the facts or compressed situation.
(3) horizontal communication. Mainly with the level of communication between different business units. Formal communication system, generally is not much use of a committee and holding meetings, and often the time spent in labor many, and to communicate the results were not significant. Therefore, the organization for the smooth conduct of its work and must rely on informal communication to supplement the lack of official communication. Advantages of formal communication: Effective communication, more serious, binding strong. Easy to secrecy, can maintain the authority of the communication. Important information and documents to convey the organization's decision-making generally take this approach. The disadvantage is that, because organizational systems rely on each level, so it is rigid, slow communication, in addition to information also exists the possibility of distortion or distorted.
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Formal communication is communication during interview or a meeting with a person you don't know informal communication is communication that is spontaneous,rich,interactive
khalid sid Profile
khalid sid answered
The Grapevine communication or informal communication is a communication with in the network of an organization. It is an important source of information.

Unscheduled • Random participants • Participants out of role • Unarranged agenda • Interactive • Rich content • Informal language & speech register
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asma shaikh answered
Formal communication flow through official channel designed in organization chat for example it can take place between superior subordinate or a subordinate manager etc
Informal communication take place with out following the formal lines of communication
like rumours

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