Vocal Expression In Human Communication

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- Vocal expression, the way the performer uses their voice to convey a character. Jo-Anne Bachorowski in Vocal Expression and Perception of Emotion states that “The expression of emotions in speech sounds and corresponding abilities to perceive such emotions are both fundamental aspects of human communication.” (1999) therefore, this element is an important aspect of the creation of the connection between the performer and the audience.
- Inflection, Change in pitch or loudness of the voice. As the voice is a more permeable channel than the face, it is more challenging to control and therefore, is more likely to expose true feelings. The sound of one’s voice changes as the rate of vibrations changes. As if the number of vibrations increases,
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It is a lasting nonverbal expression. Almost everything about a person can contribute to the first impression. A negative first impression can be a barrier to a satisfactory connection and damage a relationship.
- Body movements and posture: the way one sits, walks, stands up, or holds their head. This type of nonverbal expression includes posture, bearing, stance, and subtle movements.
- Gestures: Any movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning is called gesture. They are visible bodily actions that communicate particular messages.
- Facial expression: The human face is very expressive. It could express different emotions without uttering a word. A smile, a frown or a raised eyebrow, include a considerable proportion of explicit meaning.
- Paralinguistics: the aspect of voice apart from speech and actual language. This includes factors such as tone of voice, loudness, inflection and pitch. Paralinguistics points to all the different ways simply changing one’s tone of voice might change the meaning of a
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Weiten in the book Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century quoting from Mark Vida and Daphne Maurer’s article The development of fine-grained sensitivity to eye contact after 6 years of age (2012) states that “Eye contact (also called mutual gaze) is another major channel of nonverbal communication ... the ability to use eye contact as a means to gauge the mental and emotional state of others appears in humans over 6 years of age.” (2014) therefore, eye contact is essential in maintaining the flow of conversation and for gauging the other person’s
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