Tragedy in Chilean Mine

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Tragedy In Chilean Mine

Daniel H Cox

BCOM/275

11/26/2012 Rhonda Waters

Knowing Your Audience

To know your audience is what every company and personal communication is about, without an idea of your potential audience, your communication will not be received properly. Depending on your audience you will want to use on of the three elements of persuasion; logos- the logical approach, pathos – the emotional approach , and ethos- the you approach- showing you posses competency, empathy, and honesty. Each of these elements have distinct advantages and dis-advantages when used in a persuasive communication.( Cheesebro, T., O’Connor, L., & Rios, F. (2010)
Potential Considerations Potential considerations for those who are family members be sympathetic to their plights, listen to them, find out what their needs are at this time and exceed in filling them. To fellow workers listen to them, show that you are empathetic and that you have the right plan to make sure this never happens again. Find out if any one in the family or their fellow workers needs to seek counseling for this disaster if so support them and see that they get the help they need.
Potential Needs The potential needs of the miners families is to show that you care about them and their loved ones, that you will take care of them in this their time of need, that you will contact them with any news good or bad. Be honest with them in the communication, show them you mean what you say. Speak with conviction and assure them that you are doing everything in your power to make sure things are done right and their loved ones will be with them shortly.

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Before the message find out all the facts, the what- status of the workers that are trapped, who- which workers are trapped, where – have they been found are they safe…...

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