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Comm 1 Mullin 1/24/08 Nonverbal Communication Relationship to verbal communication Common misperceptions: o “truth” is in the nonverbal o Nonverbal communication is its own “body language” Nonverbal communication can: o Complement verbal – support of go along with, when you are talking you are doing things that emphasize what you are saying o Regulate verbal – raising your hand, eye contact shifting eyes to someone else, lean in to encourage, turn away to stay away from talking o Substitute for verbal – shrugging of shoulders to answer question, clear as you can, ambiguity o Contradict verbal – saying one thing and nonverbal conveying the opposite, saying “I am not mad” when facial expressions say you are, drag it out of us so it isn’t your fault if a fight starts Importance of nonverbals o Demonstrate “immediacy” – being involved in the conversation, willing to hear more, slight lean forward and eye gaze o Gauge others’ reactions/feedback Ways of sending nonverbal messages
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