Lecture Material by Kevin Skidmore
Draw and explain the triangle of meaning
Triangle of meaning, thought (idea), symbol (term), object (referent)
Connection between one represents the other
Explain the ladder of abstraction
Ladder of abstraction
Abstract (general), vague in nature
Concrete (specific), names specific things
Go through various levels of describing
“meaning lies in the observer not the sender”
What are the two main divisions of nonverbal communication?
1.) Tone of voice: sighs, screams, vocal quality, pitch, loudness, etc.
2.) Gestures: movement, appearance, facial expression, touch, etc.
Functions of nonverbal
Body movement – orientation, posture, gestures, face, and eyes
Voice – the way a message is spoken, tone, volume, etc
Touch – haptics, many messages and signals
Appearance – physical attractiveness, clothing
Physical space – proxemics, distance, territory
Physical environment – physical settings, design