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Nonverbal Messages

Nonverbal communication is communication without words. You communicate when you gesture, smile or frown, widen your eyes, move vocal volume, or even say nothing.

Brittany Islam

on 25 September 2012

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Transcript of Nonverbal Messages

Nonverbal Messages Brittany Islam
Joseph Greenlee
Nija Smith
Charderah Patterson Functions Channels Culture
Gender, & Nonverbal Comm 1) Be Tentative
2)Seek Alternative Judgements
3)Messages come from lots of channels
4)Doubt Yourself
5)Interpret In Proper Context Decoding (Interpreting) *Body Communication
*Facial & Eye Communication Skills Highlights research on communication via gestures, the face & eyes, color, silence, touch & time Encoding 1)Consistency
2)Monitor Messages
3)Avoid Extremes & Monotony
4)Consider the Situation Spatial Comm. *Touch Communication
*Paralanguage & Silence
*Time Communication *Territoriality Proxemic Complement/Add Ex: Smile during a joke, frown during a sad story, etc. Contradiction
Ex: Crossing your fingers or winking to show you are lying -Accent/Emphasize Ex: Slapping your hands together (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr -intimate
-public * -primary
-public Artifactual Comm. Other Channels -color comm
-clothing & body adornment
-space decoration
-smell communication *Facial Expressions & Eye Movements colors Touch Time Orientation Monochronic/ polychronic Verbal Clocks *Integrating With Verbal Messages Nonverbal communication serves the same functions as verbal communication, however, there are six specific functions where nonverbal communication is significant.
1)Integrating with Verbal Messages
2)Forming Impressions
3)Defining Relationships
4)Structuring Conversation
5)Influencing and Deceiving
6)Expressing Emotions - Regulate/Control
Ex: Putting your hand up to speak, or saying "um" or "ah" -Repeat/ Restate
Ex: Asking a question and following it up with raised eyebrows and a
questioning look. -Substitute
Ex: Hand gesture OK, Nod for yes and shake your head for no *Forming impressions To Be Liked
Ex: Smile, Shake hands, pat back To Be Believed
Ex:Eye Contact To Excuse Failure
Ex: Look sad, shake head, or cover face in hands To Secure Help
Ex: Give a puzzled look, or open handed shrug To Hide Faults
Ex: Avoid Fidgety movements To Be Followed
Ex: Dress the part of the leader, or put awards in eyes sight To Confirm Self-Image & Communicate it to Others
Ex: Decoration, Jewelry, Style of Clothing *Defining Relationships
Ex: Kissing, hugs, Office size, Marriage Ring *Structuring Conversation
-pass from speaker to speaker
-cues to end conversation
-cues for them to chip in *Influencing & Deceiving *Expressing Emotions
Ex: Facial Expressions, Posture, Eye Movements
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