Lecture 6 - I. Nonverbal Communication A. Relationship to...

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I. Nonverbal Communication A. Relationship to Verbal Communication 1. Communication misperceptions: a. “Truth” is in the nonverbal (you can lie to me with your words but you cannot lie to me with your eyes) Does not always work because some people are practiced liars and can control their nonverbals. b. Nonverbal communication is its own body language. Treat nonverbals just as you would treat language. There is not a specific thing that you can do that equals words. 2. Nonverbal communication can: a. Complement verbal. (You are talking and using your nonverbals along with your verbal words, using it to help move along the verbal words) b. Regulate verbal (To control the flow of conversation, how do you do that? Think about what you do it the classroom, how do you get a chance to speak? You raise your hand, you are using your nonverbal to regulate, and you are using your nonverbal to show your teacher to stop talking and to let you talk.) c. Substitute for verbal (When you are really excited, your team
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Lecture 6 - I. Nonverbal Communication A. Relationship to...

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