A-Z Popular Blog Communication Quality Search »
Communication Quality
 Advertisements
Communication Planning

Communication Tone

Audience Analysis

Communication Goals

Communication Objectives

Communication Plan

Communication Process

Target Audience

80 Examples of Communication Tone

 , updated on
Communication tone is the overall atmosphere of a communication. This can shine through in any type of communication but particularly applies written and verbal communication where a tone is almost always apparent. Tone can indicate your intentions, mood, thought process and frame of mind. The following are illustrative examples of communication tone.
Accusatory
Appreciative
Assertive
Authoritative
Bureaucratic
Casual
Closed
Comforting
Commanding
Complimentary
Confident
Confused
Creative
Critical
Cynical
Defensive
Derisive
Direct
Disapproving
Disengaged
Disillusioned
Dismissive
Dramatic
Emotional
Empathetic / Caring
Encouraging
Engaged
Enthusiastic
Fearful
Formal
Friendly
Helpful
Honest
Humorous
Idealistic
Indirect
Informal
Informative
Intellectual
Intense
Intimidating
Ironic
Light-hearted
Lively
Melodramatic
Negative
Neutral
Objective
Open
Opportunistic
Optimistic
Patronizing
Pedantic
Persuasive
Pessimistic
Philosophical
Polite
Positive
Pragmatic
Proactive
Reactive
Realistic
Relaxed
Respectful
Sarcastic
Scientific
Serious
Shady
Sincere
Subjective
Supportive
Sympathetic
Tactful
Thoughtful
Uncertain
Understanding
Unemotional
Unhelpful
Uninterested
Witty

Positive Tone

The following tones are usually perceived as positive.

Negative Tone

The following tones are potentially viewed as negative depending on the context.

Summary

People will often react to your tone more than the content of what you say. As such, monitoring your tone and positioning it in some positive way can greatly improve communication results. Reading the tone of communications is also an important skill whereby you can see how someone is feeling or how they want to approach things.

Communication

This is the complete list of articles we have written about communication.
Audience
Communication Analysis
Communication Behaviors
Communication Context
Communication Experience
Communication Issue
Communication Mgmt
Communication Needs
Communication Planning
Communication Problem
Communication Quality
Communication Risk
Direct Communication
Discourse
External Communication
Forms Of Communication
Group Communication
Information Sharing
Justification
Labeling
Media Communication
Media Consumption
Media Studies
Message Framing
Negative Feedback
Noise
Personal Influence
Persuasion
Presentation Skills
Sensationalism
Showmanship
Tone
Tone
Written Communication
More ...
If you enjoyed this page, please consider bookmarking Simplicable.
 

Communication Quality

An overview of communication quality with examples.

Communication Planning

An overview of communication planning with examples.

Communication Goals

A list of measurable communication goals with examples.

Communication Plan

Examples of communication plans.

Communication Objectives

A definition of communication objectives with examples.

Target Audience

Common types of target audience.

Audience

The basic types of audience.

Communication Process

An overview of a communication process with examples.

Forms Of Communication

A list of the basic forms of communication with examples of each.

Audience Examples

Examples of audiences including intended audience, target audience and unintended audience.

Intended Audience

An overview of intended audience with examples.

Target Audience Examples

An overview of target audience with examples.

Types Of Management Planning

A list of the common types of management planning.
The most popular articles on Simplicable in the past day.

New Articles

Recent posts or updates on Simplicable.
Site Map