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NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION Gabriela Petrova 11B What Is communication •The activity of conveying meaningful information •Requires a sender, message and an intended recipient • Verbal, non-verbal, written What is non-verbal communication Nonverbal communication, or body language, is a vital form of communication—a natural, unconscious language. Categories of non-verbal communications 1. Personal space 2. Gesture 3. Position Personal space • the distance which people feel comfortable approaching others or having others approach them • Intimate space • Personal space • Social space • Different in every culture Gesture Deliberate movements and signals are an important way to communicate meaning without words. Common gestures include waving, pointing, and using fingers to indicate numeric amounts. Other gestures are arbitrary and related to culture. Position A person's bodily stance communicates a rich variety of messages. Slouching posture Confident posture Compare… Activities 1) What are the emotions shown in the pictures? Can you guess? Irritation… Happiness… Sadness/ confusion/ fear… Surprise… 2) Who is more confident according to you and which non-verbal signals help you decide? 3) Look at the paper in front of you. Try to connect the non-verbal behavior with its interpretation 3-Answers A) Brisk, erect walk- 4) Confidence B) Standing with hands on hips- 5) Readiness, aggression C) Sitting with legs crossed, foot kicking slightly- 3) Boredom D) Sitting, legs apart- 6) Open, relaxed E) Arms crossed on chest- 2) Defensiveness F) Walking with hands in pockets, shoulders hunched- 7) Dejection, weakness G) Hand to cheek- 1) Evaluation, thinking H) Open palm- 9) Sincerity, openness, innocence I) Tapping or drumming fingers- 8) Impatience Thank you for your attention! Have a nice day!