Benefits Of Nonverbal Communication

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Abstract: Nonverbal communication has been a focus of attention for some time in areas such as business presentation skills and personal social skills. However, it has received little consideration, in language teaching as an accompaniment to spoken language, though recent drifts in neuro linguistic programming concerning reflecting and corresponding body language have sieved into current research and practice. Comparatively few techniques have been proposed for teaching nonverbal communication, though the use of mime and other drama-based activities and watching video clips without sound raise awareness of gesture and expression. This paper discusses non-verbal communication components and tips on improving them. Introduction: Nonverbal communication is a system consisting of a range of features often used together to aid expression, ranging from gesture and facial expression, through tone of voice and the use of space, to dress and posture. The combination of these features is often a subconscious choice made by native speakers, but for the learner, can be a barrier to natural communication and the cause of misunderstanding. Why It matters: The way a person listens, looks, moves, and reacts tells the other person whether he cares, if he is being truthful, and how well he is listening. When these nonverbal signals match up with the words being said, they increase trust, clarity, and rapport. When they don’t, they generate tension, mistrust, and confusion. You may be
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