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1 Nonverbal Communication
Mrs. Curry Lecture Notes Ch. 5

2 Understanding NV comm. Nonverbal Communication: a system of symbolic behaviors that includes all form of communication except words. Wave= goodbye, hello, go ahead, I’m over here How are you communicating with the people around you when you don’t talk? Some nonverbal comm. Reinforces the spoken message. If you were meeting someone for the first time, how could you greet the person in a way that shows you are friendly? Some nonverbal comm. Contradicts the spoken message. What would be a nonverbal clue that someone is lying to you? Some nonverbal comm. Substitutes for a spoken message. What is one way to say hello without speaking?

3 Characteristics of Nonverbal Comm.
Subconcious- unaware Contextual- depends on the situation Ambiguous- open to interpretation and often confusing Why are some forms of NV Comm considered ambiguous? Cultural- not the same in all languages/environments

4 Types of NV Comm. How is the voice a form of nonverbal communication?
What are the characteristics of voice? Pitch- highness or lowness of sound on a musical scale Volume-loudness or softness Tone- specific vocal quality Duration- how fast/slow you speak How can a pleasant speaking voice be beneficial?

5 Body Talk as NV Comm. Why is your personal appearance an important part of your nonverbal communication? How can having good posture produce a positive image? Gesture- a movement of any part of the body that reinforces another message or acts as a substitute for speech. Movement- generally refers to the way you walk from one place to another. Facial Communication- facial expressions

6 Space and Distance Intimate- up to 18 inches from your body
Personal- 18 inches to 4 feet from the body Social- 4 feet to 12 feet Public- 12 feet to 25 feet

7 Time Communication Time management- how you use your time reflects your priorities and sends messages about your effectiveness as a student, employee, and a communicator.

8 Environmental Cues Artifacts- articles of adornment you use to decorate yourself or your surroundings. Ex: clothing, pictures on the walls, posters, books

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