3.2 Stop, Look, and Listen

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Chloe McPhern 4-2-13

Part I: Nonverbal Communication
Try This: Research what one hand gesture means in a different country. (You may ask people from other countries/and or conduct your own web search or library search for answers). Some suggested countries/cultures to research might be: Italy, Japan, China, Greece, and the Middle East (10 points)

Hand gesture: middle finger, pointer finger, and thumb all up.

Country/Culture referenced: China

What does it mean? The number 7.

Part II: Nonverbal Communication and Active Listening

Choice #1: Interview a professional about their career choice and take some notes. Focus on the non-verbal gestures and active listening that take place during the interview. Document non-verbal gestures the other person uses and your interpretation of these gestures. Do they conflict with the message being sent? While conducting the interview, be sure to use active listening statements to clarify understanding.

Some suggested topics of discussion to cover during your interview might include the following: 1) What is your current job title? Manger
2)What are your current job responsibilities? Office Work, manage all workers. 3) What level of education/certification must you have for this career? Associates degree 4)Did you have to train for this career once you began your job, or did your education prepare you for this position? Yes, yes I was prepared. 5)Is there opportunity for advancement in your career? Not anymore. 6)What other paths can you follow with this career? Banking, accountant. 7)What are your biggest challenges in this position? Keeping everyone in line, keeping up on all of the work.

Discuss at least two examples of nonverbal communication and active listening that took place during your conversation and record these items on your workfile below.

Nonverbal Communication during...
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