Com100 Non-Verbal Communication

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Nonverbal, Interpersonal, and Textual Communication Worksheet

Nonverbal communication plays an essential role in any conversation. Individuals who are aware of nonverbal actions during conversations can more effectively interpret what is being communicated.

Look at the interactions between the individuals in the following photos and interpret what you think is being expressed through nonverbal communication. Please describe the nonverbal cues that lead you to these interpretations.

|[pic] |What is being said by both people nonverbally? | | | | | |The guy definitely does not want to hear whatever it is that | | |the woman is trying to tell him. The woman is obviously | | |attempting to apologize for something that he was clearly | | |offended by. The man has his back to the woman and is pulling| | |away from her which is a cue that he does not want to hear | | |what she has to say. The woman is pulling back on him as well| | |as expressing herself with an upward hand gesture. This says | | |that she is attempting to apologize. | |[pic] |He is waiting for his job interview. What impression is he | | |going to make? | | | | | |His position, overall grooming and dress and the “I Don’t | | |Care” vibe that he is giving off says that he is not there to | | |seriously bid for a job. The impression he is giving off to | | |the interviewed is similar to the previously mentioned “I | | |Don’t Care” demeanor. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |[pic] |What is the interviewer’s nonverbal positioning...
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