THE IMPORTANCE OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION As much as 93 % of communication is nonverbal, with 55% sent through facial expression, posture, and gestures and 38% through tone of voice.
Nonverbal Communication as a Transaction Without saying a word, you could be communicating by your choice of clothing, your facial expressions, your posture, or any other nonverbal signals.
They differ in eight important ways: Environment Feedback Continuity Channel Control Senses Structure Acquisition VERBAL AND NONVERBAL DIFFERENCES
HOW NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION WORKS Nonverbal cues complement a verbal message by adding to its meaning. Nonverbal cues regulate verbal communication. Nonverbal messages can substitute for verbal messages. Nonverbal messages accent what you are saying.
CHARACTERISTICS OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION It is culturally determined It may conflict with verbal messages Nonverbal messages are largely unconcious It shows your feelings and attitude
TYPES OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION Paralanguage- the way in which you say the words. Body Movement- also called as kinesics, is responsible for a lot of nonverbal communication. Eye Messages- sending messages through the eyes. Attractiveness- how something or somebody could attract.
Clothing- it gives immediate impression about your self Body Adornment- physical changes that you made to your body. Touch- it could show interest Time- determining attitude of a person
IMPROVING YOUR NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION By means of videotaping