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Otis Heard COMM 1004C: Interpersonal Communication Week 3 Discussion: Are Actions Louder Than Words? Nonverbal communication is described as “any meaning conveyed through sounds, behaviors, and artifacts other than words” (Survey of Communication Study, n.d.). As with verbal communication, nonverbal communication is used to share meaning with other individuals (ref). Differences between verbal and nonverbal communication include: the channels that are used to communicate (verbal communication uses a single channel which are words, while nonverbal communication uses multiple channels), verbal communication is distinct (communication has a clear beginning and end) while nonverbal communication is continuous (the communication is ongoing and work in relation to other nonverbal and verbal cues), verbal communication is used consciously while nonverbal communication is typically used unconsciously, and some nonverbal communication is universal while verbal communication is exclusive to the users of a particular language dialect (Survey of Communication Study, n.d.). Types of nonverbal
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