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Nonverbal Powerpoint Presentation


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What Nonverbal Communication is, and how its different cues make it easier to understand.

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Nonverbal Powerpoint Presentation

  1. 1. Kylee Plummer<br />SP100 <br />Brady Carey<br />Theory Groups Presentation<br />The Meaning of Nonverbal Communication<br />
  2. 2. What is Nonverbal Communication?<br />Overall, Nonverbal Communication is defined as the process of using wordless messages to generate meaning. <br />The use of Nonverbal Communication can create a whole new meaning to a message. <br />Sometimes, it takes Nonverbal Communication to relay a message in order to communicate it in a more understanding way.<br />
  3. 3. Why Is Nonverbal Communication Important?<br />The usage of Nonverbal Communication can clarify even the toughest messages to understand. <br />When speaking with a person, it makes a difference to see them and understand the way that they are feeling based not only through their words, but also through their gestures, expressions, and all characteristics that fit into the Nonverbal Communication category. <br />In addition, nonverbal cues can sometimes be more meaningful than words themselves. However, when put together, a message is then complete.<br />Nonverbal Communication completes communication as a whole. <br />
  4. 4. With Nonverbal Communication Comes Nonverbal Codes…<br />Nonverbal Codes, according to the Human Communication textbook, are codes of communication consisting of symbols that are not words.<br />Codes may include: <br /><ul><li>Bodily Movement
  5. 5. Facial Expression
  6. 6. Bodily Appearance
  7. 7. The Use of Space
  8. 8. The Use of Time, Touch, or Vocal Cues
  9. 9. Clothing and Artifacts </li></li></ul><li>The Codes: What Do They Illustrate?<br />In different situations, any number of codes may be used to communicate the same thing. <br />An example may include showing anger. When a person is angry or irritated, they may raise their voice in order to speak loudly, remain silent, glare or frown, or they may hide their anger by smiling to conceal how they are truly feeling.<br />This is when Nonverbal Codes can get confusing. Overall, codes may be used universally to mean and represent the same thing or the exact opposite. It all depends on the situation, and the way that an individual chooses to use their nonverbal cues. <br />
  10. 10. The Forms of Nonverbal Communication: A Few Include…<br />Bodily Movement and Facial Expression involves the study of bodily movements, often called Kinesics (meaning “movement”).<br />Interpreting the meaning of nonverbal communication through bodily movement may be assessing how the person normally acts. Knowing the person you are “reading” definitely helps assure proper comprehension of their nonverbal communication gestures, including those of bodily movement and expressions.<br />
  11. 11. The Forms of Nonverbal Communication:<br />Space involves the concept of proxemics, (meaning the study of space and distance).<br />There are different forms of space used for different times, places, and situations that communication takes place. <br />Intimate, Personal, Social and Public distances make up the concept of space.<br />Intimate distances are those of 18 in. and used by those who are closest to you. Personal distances are often 18 in. to 4 ft. This distance is common for casual conversation. <br />Social distances range from 4 ft. to 12 ft. and are often used in less personal situations such as those in the workplace<br />Finally, there are Public distances. These distances exceed 12 ft. and is often used for situations involving public speaking or lecturing. This distance is used to reach mass numbers of individuals at a non-intimate level. <br />
  12. 12. The Forms of Nonverbal Communication:<br />Another form of nonverbal cues includes Touching.<br />This includes Tactile Communication, which is the use of touch within communication. <br />As with any other form of nonverbal cues, there is a right and a wrong situation for touching. <br />With family members whom you are close to, you may hug or hold their hand when trying to relay a message to them. However, in the workplace, people are often clear of tactile communication unless paired with business gestures such as a hand shake. <br />
  13. 13. How May Difficulties Interpreting Nonverbal Communication be Resolved?<br />Consider all of the variables in each communication situation<br />Consider all of the available verbal and nonverbal codes<br />Use descriptive feedback to minimize misunderstandings. <br />Overall, pay attention to whom you are communicating with and what the situation involves. If you are aware of factors present in the situation, nonverbal cues tied into nonverbal communication will become clear and easier to understand. <br />
  14. 14. Nonverbal Communication: What It’s All About <br />Although Verbal Communication may often be easier to understand, Nonverbal Communication can emphasize a point and clarify in areas that Verbal Communication cannot.<br />Nonverbal Communication is essential to understanding not only a message, but more importantly, the feeling behind that message.<br />Body language and movement, touch, space and proximity, and overall appearance may influence the conveying of a message. <br />Therefore, Nonverbal Communication is an essential part of communication as a whole.<br />