The environmental cues affecting expectations for participants of a communication process depend on the atmosphere/environment of the place. For example: The atmosphere is inclusive of the structure of the room, the furniture, sound equipment and lighting arrangement etc.A formal dress code followed by participants indicates formal/professional communication like a meeting or a lecture.The intimacy of conversion between people depends on their physical closeness. When they are closer to each other physically, intimate communication may be in the verbal form. If they are in separate rooms or places, then they may send each other intimate texts, a form of written communication.
Communication has the power to bring change in the world, move cultures and communities, motivate people, fulfil expectations. Hence, a communicator has the responsibility to be prepared, organized, concise, clear, punctual and ethical while communicating to the audience. The communicator should always practice the Golden rule of communication which hypothesizes treating others in a way that one would like to be treated himself. This rule follows the principles of kindness, cooperation, linguistic and cultural reciprocity etc. Therefore, a communicator should have an egalitarian approach treating his audience with respect, trust and equality.
Audience is also equally responsible for a successful communication. Audience should provide good feedback to their communicator to help him improve the communication and make it more interesting and clear. It is a necessary of the audience to ask for clarification for an effective communication.Doublespeak is deliberately using words to disguise communication and change its meaning, for e.g. bureaucratic communication. This type of communication might be ineffective and even dangerous, as the receiver might not be able to perceive the message correctly and understand the consequences.
It does not fulfil the objective of communication to be clear and precise with minimum misrepresentation. For example: Euphemisms to convey dark humour, usage of words like “downsizing” by a manager when it actually means “layoff” or “dismissal”. Using terms like “Collateral damage” to refer to death of civilians and not mention the people who died. And refer human beings as “objects” and “subjects” and genocide as “ethnic cleansing”. All these examples prove that doublespeak is not justifiable. It creates barriers to communication, misunderstandings and miscommunication, obscure/hidden communication impacting relationships at both personal and professional fronts.