Non Verbal Communication
Communication has allowed us to grow, learn, build, and survive. The fact that we have managed to develop advanced methods of communication, such as language, is what has set us aside from other animals. When we talk to another person we are sending a message which is received, decoded, and responded to accordingly. But there is much more to communication than just its verbal aspects. The way we hold ourselves, tone of voice, bodily gestures, eye movement, all of these are types of nonverbal communication and are in truth more important to the communication process than language itself. It has been estimated that in a typical encounter between two people, two thirds of information is conveyed nonverbally and only one third verbally. Non-verbal signals give important clues to someone’s personality, relationship’s, status etc. When there is a discrepancy between verbal and nonverbal messages (as in when someone grits their teeth while saying they are not angry) it is the non-verbal message that is believed. Nonverbal communication is an important component of any type of relations such as personal, business and international. Even though non-verbal communication is a common occurrence, majority of the population do not notice they are using non-verbal communication. So if most people don’t even realise they are doing it that can make a job interview a very daunting process. I am going to be discussing the components of non-verbal communication and what we can do in an interview to avoid slipping up on our body language, gestures and even our personal appearance.
Components that make up nonverbal communication
Facial expression especially movements of eyes have different meanings. Happiness, Sorrow, Fear and all types of emotion can be expressed through our face and eyes. When we are in an interview it’s important to smile and look friendly. If you don’t...