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1 Non-verbal communication
Gabriela Petrova 11B

2 What Is communication The activity of conveying meaningful information
Requires a sender, message and an intended recipient Verbal, non-verbal, written

3 What is non-verbal communication
Nonverbal communication, or body language, is a vital form of communication—a natural, unconscious language.

4 Categories of non-verbal communications
Personal space Gesture Position

5 Personal space Intimate space Personal space Social space
 the distance which people feel comfortable approaching others or having others approach them Intimate space Personal space Social space Different in every culture

6 Gesture Deliberate movements and signals are an important way to communicate meaning without words. Common gestures include waving, pointing, and using fingers to indicate numeric amounts. Other gestures are arbitrary and related to culture.




10 Position A person's bodily stance communicates a rich variety of messages. Slouching posture Confident posture

11 Compare…


13 Activities 1) What are the emotions shown in the pictures? Can you guess?


15 Irritation…


17 Happiness…


19 Sadness/ confusion/ fear…


21 Surprise…

22 2) Who is more confident according to you and which non-verbal signals help you decide?

23 3) Look at the paper in front of you
3) Look at the paper in front of you. Try to connect the non-verbal behavior with its interpretation

24 3-Answers Brisk, erect walk- 4) Confidence
Standing with hands on hips- 5) Readiness, aggression Sitting with legs crossed, foot kicking slightly- 3) Boredom Sitting, legs apart- 6) Open, relaxed Arms crossed on chest- 2) Defensiveness Walking with hands in pockets, shoulders hunched- 7) Dejection, weakness Hand to cheek- 1) Evaluation, thinking Open palm- 9) Sincerity, openness, innocence Tapping or drumming fingers- 8) Impatience

25 Thank you for your attention! Have a nice day!

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