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Explain five factors that should be considered when choosing means of communication

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  1. Speed/ urgency/ time - more urgent message will require a faster means
  2. Cost/ affordability - one will choose a means that will be affordable
  3. Secrecy/ confidentiality- confidential; messages require appropriate means
  4. Distance/ destination short distances require simple means
  5. Evidence/ reference/ record - when require simple means
  6. Reliability- means used should ensure that message reaches its destination
  7. Accuracy- method used should not distort the message
  8. Impression/effectiveness- method used should meet the desired impression/effect
  9. Recipient literacy/ language/status of recipient
  10. Availability- one should go for a means that is available
  11. Lengthy/ nature/detailed message- long message require written communication
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