February 5, 2015
It is a known fact that communication is the understructure of any successful relationship, both professional and personal. However, the manner in which we communicate determines our connection to others and provides a doorway to express real intent and feelings. There are two ways in which we communicate verbal and nonverbally. Although the two styles of communication seem very different both are supposed to convey the same message. Verbal communication is a spoken word, either in person, through the telephone, video chat, virtual conferencing or any other medium. Verbal communication makes the process of discussions more convenient and comfortable. It also continues to be considered the most favorable form of communication. Some examples of verbal communication can be formal or informal. Informal communication is casual conversation with family, friends, and even colleagues. Conversations can pertain to anything such as the latest gossip, inside scoop, weather, politics or personal disclosers. Formal communication, on the other hand, are considered to be more professional, well thought out and planned. Types of formal conversations can be described in any vocational or organized formats such as presentations, lectures, discussions, and meetings. Other forms of official communications are typically exchanged through emails, memos, and letters. Nonverbal communication is wordless signals. When we interact with other, we consistently give and receive silent messages. Our gestures, facial expressions, amount of eye contact we give, the way we sit and stand, how close we engage with others all send a strong message. Even well after verbal conversation has ended nonverbal communication can still continue. Often, what we speak out of our mouths and what we express through our body communicates two different things. It is always important to reinforce...
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