Non Verbal Communication - Actions Speak Louder than Words
Scenario 1 You are sitting in front of an interview panel with arms crossed. So far you have not been asked a single question, however, your crossed arms have spoken louder than the words.
Tip 1 Never keep your arms crossed especially during formal one-on-one meetings. It suggests you are not open to feedback and could also suggest that you are trying to dominate the situation.
Scenario 2 You are giving a presentation to a group of 20 people. You keep your gaze fixed at the centre of the class/room through the presentation your gaze has spoken louder than your words.
Tip 2 Your gaze at one person should not be more than 4 - 5 seconds while delivering a presentation/communicating with a large group unless you are addressing an individual.
Scenario 1 and 2 clearly demonstrate the importance of Non Verbal Communication.
What is Non Verbal Communication ?
It is communication of feelings, emotions, attitudes, and thoughts through body movements/gestures/eye contact, etc.
The components of Non Verbal Communication are:
Remember, what we say is less important than how we say it as words are only 7% of our communication. Understand and enjoy non verbal communication as it helps forming better first impressions. Good luck!
- Communication Process Components
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
- Importance of Communication
- Communication Flows
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