Non-Verbal Communication

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Hello friends, today I am posting about non-verbal communication. Nonverbal communication is the process of relaying messages and meanings without the use of words. 93 percent communicated meaning comes from nonverbal communication according to Albert Mehrabian, currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology, UCLA. Like verbal communication, non-verbal communication is guided by rules and influenced by culture. However, nonverbal communication is more honest way of communication. Though not as sophisticated as our vocal language, nonverbal communication is a better way of communicating sometimes. I found this interesting video on Nonverbal communication. The video is titled “A Fun Guide to Nonverbal Communication and Body Language“.

2 comments on “Non-Verbal Communication

  1. Hansol

    Sunil! Good job on your first post!
    Can you expand a little on the nonverbal communication? I would love to hear more about what YOUR interests are, and what YOUR thoughts are. If this were a class presentation, what would you have talked about nonverbal communication? How would you have developed your presentation? Try to weave that into the post.
    For instance, based on today’s class activity/discussion, was there any particular nonverbal communication code that was interesting to you? What’s your takeaway from our lesson on nonverbal communication? Why did you find the video interesting? etc.

  2. vgunter

    Sunil! Good evening to you I have read your thoughts on nonverbal communication ,however there is much more to nonverbal communications than what was explained. Non verbal communication, details especially with our body language, our body language can send a strong message, in spite of what words we say. Even the tone of our voice, its pitch, volume, quality, and speed affects what we say. Our body language can:
    Repeat the message our words are saying
    Contradict what our words are saying
    Be a substitution for our verbal message
    Add to the meaning of our original message
    Accent or make the message stronger, like pounding our fist on a table.
    Therefore the quality of our relationships can be improved if we can skillfully read people, and understand the emotions behind their words. When one party receives mixed signals, trust can leave the relationship and it will be damaged. The way we respond to someone nonverbally can show that we understand and care about them and the relationship will grow and be fulfilling to both entities.

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