Non-Verbal Communication In Communication

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It can be define that behavior and elements of speech aside from the words themselves that convey meaning. Non-verbal communication includes pitch, speed, tone and volume of voice, gestures and facial expressions, body posture, stance, and proximity to the listener, eye movements and contact, and dress and appearance. Non-verbal language is one form of communication that is often used in the presentation, where delivery is not with words or sound but through movements of the body which are often known as sign language or body language. In addition, the use of non-verbal language can through eye contact, use of objects such as clothes, haircuts, and the use of symbols. Research also shows that 55% of in-person communication comes from nonverbal…show more content…
Judges examining videotapes of actual applicants were able to assess the social skills of job candidates with the sound turned off. They watched the rate of gesturing, time spent talking, and formality of dress to determine which candidates would be the most successful socially on the job (Gifford, R., Ng, C. F., & Wilkinson, M., 1985). For this reason, it is important to consider how we appear in business as well as what we say. The muscles of our faces convey our emotions. We can send a silent message without saying a word. A change in facial expression can change our emotional state. Before an interview, for example, if we focus on feeling confident, our face will convey that confidence to an interviewer. Adopting a smile (even if we’re feeling stressed) can reduce the body’s stress levels. To be effective communicators, we need to align our body language, appearance, and tone with the words we’re trying to convey. Research shows that when individuals are lying, they are more likely to blink more frequently, shift their weight, and shrug (Siegman, A.W., 1985).
a. Body Language
A simple rule of thumb is that simplicity, directness, and warmth convey sincerity and sincerity is keys to be effective communication. Body movement is a form of non-verbal communication, such as eye contact, facial expressions, gestures and posture. Movement of the body is used to replace a spoken word. With body movements,
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In the United States, looking someone in the eye for about a second is considered a sign of trustworthiness. Several studies showed that leader displays of positive affect increase leadership effectiveness. For instance, leaders were perceived as more effective by their followers when they made eye contact and displayed vocal fluency, gestures, and smiles (i.e., displayed positive affect) while giving a speech compared to leaders who avoided eye contact, gestures, vocal fluency, and smiles (Awamleh & Gardner,
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