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Copy of Nonverbal Aspects of Speech Delivery

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David Cone

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Nonverbal Communication
Remember: distal gestures (directed toward others ) are seen as positive while proximal gestures (directed toward one's own body, are considered negative body language.
I. What is Nonverbal Communication?
A. Communication without using spoken word
Facial Expressions
Eye Contact
Personal Bubble
Hand Gestures
Body Language
III. Purposes/Uses for Nonverbal Communication
A. Support verbal messages

II. Importance
A. A majority of your communication is nonverbal.
B. Different meanings to different cultures
B. Contradict verbal messages
C. Replace verbal messages
D. Regulate verbal messages
- When and how to speak
Types of Nonverbal Communication
The space around you that you don't want others in without permission.
Be aware of personal space in the workplace.
Intimate: Distance for personal communication
Distance: No more than 18 inches
People Involved: Family, Significant Other, BEST Friend
Communication: Personal, Secret, Private
Personal: Distance for communication amongst friends
Distance: 18 inches to 4 feet.
Sub phase 1 18 inches – 2 ½ feet Friends
Somewhat private communication.
Sub phase 2 2 – 4 feet
Acquaintances; waiting in a public line (teller or machine
Social: Distance used in business
Distance 4- 12 feet. Very little personal communication
Sub phase 1: 4 – 7 Feet.
Informal business
Sub phase 2 : 7 – 12 feet Formal business
Strangers using a public area such as a beach.

Public: Optimal Distance used for strangers
Distance 12 feet and beyond
Sub phase : 12 – 25 Feet.
This is mostly for large business meetings, etc.
Sub phase 2: 25+
This is mostly for entertainment, and politicians.
nonverbal communication is often (not always) sent and received on a subconscious level.
We are frequently unaware of the messages we send nonverbally
: nonverbal communication depends on the situation in which is occurs
: the meaning is open to interpretation and often confusing
: much of nonverbal communication has a distinct cultural nature
Characteristics of Nonverbal Communication
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