Individual Analysis of Communication Strategies

For this task, we need to transcribe a video of a pair conversation. As for me, I need to transcribe and analyse the conversation between Abdul Rauf and Muaz. Here the actual transcription I had to work on.

Subjects

                                Details

Rauf Muaz
Name Abdul Rauf bin Suhaimi Muaz bin Mohamad
Age 20 22
MUET Grade Band 4 Band 4
Race Malay Malay
Gender Male Male

Transcribing Analysis:

Rauf : Hi Muaz.

 

Muaz: Hi Rauf.\

 

Rauf : How’ve you been doing?

 

Muaz: I’m good actually. It’s a nice day.\ [giggle]

 

Rauf : Ohh..are you working now?

 

Muaz: No, I’m not working. I’m still studying. \

 

Rauf : Ohh.. Actually I’ve been working on a project that is … I think will be a big success

for our company. Do you mind to know what is that?/

 

Muaz: Yes,I’d love to.

 

Rauf : It might sound … but actually we are actually developing on a box.

 

Muaz: Oh I see. (show interest)

 

Rauf : Are you feel interested in thebox?/

 

Muaz: Yes, I am. I am. I have lots of box and lots of goods.

 

Rauf : Oh that’s good. Do you want to hear some about my creative box?/

 

Muaz: Yes, please.

 

Rauf : Okay, like this. You know… we’ve been developing a box which is very suitable for

the traveler, very convenient, very applicable and functional for the traveler to bring

the box everywhere they go and … there are four aspects that we are taking into

consideration so that we can meet the needs of our customer. They are aesthetic value,

capacity, sales pitch and also aesthetic (looking at Muaz for some help). So I am the

one who is taking charge of the capacity. So but before that I really want to ask you.

Do you have a box at your house?/

 

Muaz: Yes, I have a box but I don’t use it for travel. I usually use it to keep things. So I

really would love to know what you mean by a travelling box.

 

Rauf : Now this is interesting because previously we know that the box is only used for the

storage itself. So that now we want to change the mindset of people. We want them to

use the box as an item of fashion. For travelling.\

 

Muaz: Okay, I seeI see… This is interesting. [giggle]

 

Rauf : And it’s a new thing.

 

Muaz: Trend setting …\

 

Rauf : Have you been travelling to any place?

 

Muaz: Ya, last time I travel, I went to Singapore and then to Johore \, Sabah\. But … for

travellers I’ve never seen people with boxes. I mean, if we go and we look at previous

lame, green backpacks. It look so heavy, it’s look so unfashionable, so… I mean if

you go into expensive restaurant, you dress out like that, so …

 

Rauf : I know. The problem is we as traveller we are not actually travelling for long period

of times. Usually we are only travelling for about four days or three days. That is the

limit for people at range. So normally all of us bring the backpacks on our back and

the size is very big and it so looks like … you know? So let see\… the weight that you

bring in your backpack is 25kg. That is too impossible, so let’s us make it 8kg. If you

bring it to your bag, how can you reduce it? Of course you need something that is

very applicable to bring even if you hand like this (show the action with his hand). So

you bring the box, meaning that we put inside the box 3kg. That means you only need

to bring 5kg on your back. And you will look like a … walking by the streets you …

so that is what we want to create for the … of our people. Not only for the benefits,

not only that it is very convenient but also it helps you in many other way even it

            helps.

 

Muaz: Oh I see. I see a point and I really love to see this becoming a trend becausepeople …

 

Rauf : But don’t be surprise, don’t be … if I say the price is a bit expensive.

 

 

Muaz: Ohh.. I want to know the price because you know, fashion trends and it makes your

body …

 

Rauf : It might sounds a bit upsetting for you, but the price I actually RM25.00.

 

Muaz: It’s not that expensive. /

 

Rauf : Really?/

 

Muaz: Yes, it’s quite cheap, actually for something new, for something convenient, I think

it’s on the right price.

 

Rauf : Ohh…\ that’s good to hear that. And even if you buy the box for about RM25.00 you

can even receive many merchandises. One of it is we can actually receive a stickers,

that stickers you can use to all size of the box.

 

Muaz: Aaa…/

 

Rauf : The box is actually presented in a clean walls, meaning that we give the freedom to

the customers to actually create the box on their own.

 

Muaz: To make it more focus, stylish according to our own. I think that’s really was good.

 

Rauf : The box is really personalize, even though it is clench, because it is clench, we give

all the freedom to the customer to make …

 

Muaz: Yes, I think that’s a lovely. Draw and stick anything what we want, and amazing

trendsetting./

 

Rauf : You really want to buy it?/ [giggle]

 

Muaz: Yes,thank you.. [giggle]

Communication Strategies Frequency Report

Name: HANISA BINTI HALIDI    Matrik No:
Matrix No: A137518 Date: 18 NOV 2012
Name of Participant 1: Abdul Rauf bin Suhaimi
Code Name: G2d
Gender: Male
Race: Malay
State of Origin: Perak
MUET Band: 4
No. Strategy Frequency
1. Message Abandonment * 1
2. Topic avoidance
3. Literal translation
4. Language switch
5. Restructuring 1
6. Circumlocution
7. Word coinage
8. Approximation* 1
9. Appeal for assistance
10. Offer help 1
11. Lexical repetition 10
12. Tonicity 9
13. Topic fronting
Name of Participant 2: Muaz bin Mohamad
Code Name: G2e
Gender: Male
Race: Malay
State of Origin: Selangor
MUET Band: 4
No. Strategy Frequency
1. Message Abandonment *
2. Topic avoidance
3. Literal translation
4. Language switch
5. Restructuring 3
6. Circumlocution
7. Word coinage
8. Approximation* 2
9. Appeal for assistance
10. Offer help 1
11. Lexical repetition 7
12. Tonicity 9
13. Topic fronting

Final Analysis Report

Based on the video-to-text transcription I had done on the Impromptu Conversation between Abdul Rauf (Subject 1) and Muaz (Subject 2), basically both of them used the same strategies during their communication at that time.

Subject 1 starts the conversation with an awkward greeting to Subject 2 and here shows the message abandonment happen. Thus, not to let that situation happen, he proceed with an explanation about his product (box) while Subject 2 is quite blur at that time. But Subject 2 just on going with the Subject 1 to give chances for Subject 1 promote his box.

Next, both of the Subject use restructuring strategies to reformulates their syntax utterance. Subject 2 used more restructuring than Subject 1 in this conversation. This is because Subject 2 do not have continuous idea about what he is talking so he keep make sentences with the same meaning but different structure. Approximation in this communication happens when a speaker is not sure about what he is trying to say. In this conversation there are some approximation occur when Subject 1 had mistaken on saying the weight of the backpack. He said 25kg at first but then changed it to 8kg.

During the conversation, Subject 2 appear to offer help when Subject 1 is unsure about the word ‘aesthetic’ he want to use. This is maybe because in the video conversation, he seems like he know that the word ‘aesthetic’ he had used before it. As for Subject 1, he had done the same too for subject 2. When he saw Subject 2 looks like he is mumbling, he appear to help with the correct words. In terms of lexical repetition and tonicity, both of the Subject used a lot of them. Tonicity can be used to highlight key information and to differentiate between new information. By using repetition and tonicity, they made the conversation flowing smoothly.

As for the conclusion, the Subject 1 and Subject 2 conversation are going in the correct way of communication. Both have good vocabulary and can speak fluently during the conversation. Their intonation shows that they are interested in what they are talking to one another. They are also using gestures, facial expressions to express the message they are trying to deliver. I think both of them had done a good work.

1.0 Openness to Experience

1.0    Openness to Exprerience

1.Respondent:
Jauhi kontroversi , tingkatkan prestasi..
Kurangkan soal hati , banyakkan soal mati..
Like · · 14 hours ago

ANALYSIS: From this posting, I can assume that he is someone that has a creative thinking because he can arrange the sentences along with the point that he wanted to stress to make it more interesting and attract other people to think.

Respondent:
Ramai Orang Perkatakan Bila Ada Orang Ingin Berkahwin, “Apakah Suami Itu Mampu Menanggung Isterinya”, Kerna Nampak Suami Itu Wajib Memberi Nafkah Padanya…Jarang Orang Perkatakan, “Apakah Isteri Itu Mampu Menjadi Isteri, Lebih-Lebih Lagi Isteri Solehah”, Sedang Isteri Itu Wajib Taat Suaminya Akan Segala Hal Selepas Daripada Mentaati Allah Dan Rasulullah, Sedang Mentaati Itu Bukan Barang Yang Senang…
Like · · 14 hours ago ·

ANALYSIS: This posting make the readers open their mind and think of it deeply. I can say that he is a curious, intelligent and have an imaginative thinking because of the way he wrote the sentences, he can bring the readers along with his mind and opinions.

Respondent:
Jangan Gila Pujian dalam Amal IbadahIbnul Qayyim dalam Al Fawaid mengatakan, “Tidak mungkin dalam hati seseorang menyatu antara ikhlas dan mengharap pujian serta tamak pada sanjungan manusia kecuali bagaikan air dan api.”

Seperti kita ketahui bahwa air dan api tidak mungkin saling bersatu, bahkan keduanya pasti akan saling membinasakan. Demikianlah ikhlas dan pujian, sama sekali tidak akan menyatu. Mengharapkan pujian dari manusia dalam amalan pertanda tidak ikhlas.
Like · · 15 hours ago ·

ANALYSIS: Based on the second paragraph, he shows that his imaginative mind think from out of the box and share some advice in the last sentence. This make the readers attracted to read and think.

Respondent:
“Tiga manusia adalah sumber kebaikan: manusia yang mengutamakan diam (tidak banyak bicara), manusia yang tidak melakukan ancaman, dan manusia yang banyak berzikir kepada Allah.”
[Mutiara Hadits Imam Ja‘far]
Like · · 15 hours ago ·

ANALYSIS: From the post above, I can say that he is curious and appreciate diverse views and ideas from other person because he shared the information that he got from his learning.

Respondent:
Air Mata Seorang ADAM..Air mata seorang lelaki,
Andai mengalir kerana kecewa dengan cinta wanita,
Maka hilanglah sifat pemimpinnya.

Air mata seorang lelaki,
Andai mengalir kerana kecewa dengan dunia,
Maka hilanglah sifat redhanya.

Air mata seorang lelaki,
Andai mengalir kerana tidak sanggup melihat kesusahan orang tuanya,
Maka terbitlah sifat belas ehsannya.

Air mata seorang lelaki,
Andai mengalir kerana terluka,
Maka hilanglah sifat kekuatannya.

Air mata seorang lelaki,
Andai mengalirnya kerana takutkan Allah S.W.T,
Maka bergembiralah,
Kerana air mata yang sedikit itu mampu,
Memadamkan api neraka kelak.

” Ya Allah, anugerahilah kepada kami dua buah mata yang menangis kerana takut kepada-Mu, sebelum tidak ditemunya air mata.”
Like · · 15 hours ago ·

ANALYSIS: Through his imaginative thinking, he tends to be the high-scorers of artistic quality because from this posting, the readers can feel the sadness and what he is trying to deliver.

Respondent:
Ketika kita mengeluh : “ Ah, tak mungkin kot… ”… ??????? menjawab : “ Jika AKU menghendaki, cukup Ku berkata “Jadi”, maka jadilah “Ketika kita mengeluh : “ Beratnya dugaan ni, x sanggup aku … ”…. ?????? menjawab : “ AKU tidak membebani seseorang, melainkan sesuai kesanggupan ”

Ketika kita mengeluh : “ serabutnyaa … ”…. ??????? menjawab : “ Hanya dengan mengingatku hati akan menjadi tenang ”

Ketika kita mengeluh : “ aku sedihh sangat… ”…… ??????? menjawab : “ La Tahzan, Innallaha Ma’ana. Janganlah kamu berduka cita, sesungguhnya Allah bersama dengan kita !
Like · · 15 hours ago ·

ANALYSIS: This posting shows his maturity as a man that can faced all the problems come into him and is an creative way to deliver his feelings.

Respondent:
Cara untuk menarik orang lain ke arah kebaikan:1- Tambah ilmu.

2- Buat dan tunjukkan contoh yang baik.

3- Belajar menggunakan bahasa dan pertuturan yang baik.

4- Tabah, sabar dan pasang niat kerana Allah.

5- Tegur dan seru mereka ke arah kebaikan.

Pokok pangkalnya, mulakan dengan mengubah diri sendiri.
Like · · Tuesday at 23:15 ·

ANALYSIS: This posting can be a creative way of delivering messages and advices of some point. I can assume that he is an intelligent person with many views, ideas and experiences from this posting.

Respondent:
Kunci kebahagiaan seorang hamba adalah jika dia mampu bersyukur atas kurnia-Nya, bersabar atas cubaan-Nya dan bertaubat atas dosanya.
Like · · Tuesday at 23:13 ·

ANALYSIS: I can see the respondent intelligence from this posting and he have a lot of views, ideas and advices to share with other readers.

Respondent:
Taaruf adalah pertemuan antara pasangan bukan mahram yg ditemani mahram wanita itu. sebaik2 mahram wanita adalah ibubapa. namun tiada salahnya jika ia membawa rakannya sebagai mahram. namun rakannya mestilah seorang yang tahu dan kuat berpegang kepada ajaran agama yakni apabila diadakan pertemuan, si mahram tidaklah boleh terjebak dengan membenarkan kedua2 lelaki dan wanita itu membuat sesuka hati mereka sehingga melanggar hukum syarak.Taaruf kebiasaannya membincangkan isu penting seperti ingin mengenal hati budi, akhlak, perkahwinan, dll. di dalam taaruf, tiada perjanjian sama ada lelaki atau perempuan wajib atau harus menerima lamaran pasangannya kerana dalam sesi taaruf itu mereka akan mengenali pasangan dan boleh juga menolak sama ada ingin meneruskan atau tidak hubungan itu.

Di dalam taaruf itu, jika wanita berniqab itu diminta untuk diperlihatkan wajahnya, maka harus baginya memperkenankan hasrat bagi yang memintanya kerana ia akan menimbulkan suatu rasa dalam hati yang memintanya sama ada ia senang atau tidak untuk meneruskan hubungan itu.
Like · · Tuesday at 19:07 ·

ANALYSIS: From this posting, I found that he have many information to shared with his facebook friends and I can say that he is a person with a wide knowledge.

Respondent:
?”Memang amat tinggi letaknya kebahagiaan. Namun kita harus menuju ke sana. Ada orang yang berputus asa berjalan ke arahnya lantaran disangkanya jalan ke sana amat sukar. Padahal mudah, kerana ia dimulai daripada dirinya sendiri.”Kejujuran Amat Penting Dalam Setiap Hubungan…
Like · · Tuesday at 17:06 ·

ANALYSIS: In this posting, it seems that he motivate another person to make a positive changes in their lives. He wrote the posting based on his opinion and point of view.