Nonverbal Analytic Exercise #2

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Analytic Exercise: Establishing Participation Frameworks Analytic Exercise: Establishing Participation Frameworks Nonverbal Communication Professor: Vasilyeva February 21, 2011 Analytic Exercise: Establishing Participation Frameworks
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Analytic Exercise: Establishing Participation Frameworks While observing how the participation framework is established through nonverbal communication, I realized that the difference in context can alter how people gain the attention of others and reaction toward others. The first setting took place at a coffee shop, while the second setting took place at a catering hall. On a windy Saturday night, I was in a local coffee shop in downtown New York City. The place enabled a warm atmosphere by playing soothing pop jazz music. As the night progressed, the lights in the coffee shop began to dim. In fact, the reflection of the lights on the mural painting created an allusion that made the coffee seem more appetizing. As I sip away my coffee, I realized that the set up of the coffee shop was strategically utilized. The wooden chairs were purposely designed to be placed in pairs around the circular table against the windows to encourage company. The distance between the alignment of the tables were also appropriately spread out for personal business interactions. Typically, the customers who visit this local coffee shop consists of college students and working young adults who sit on their computers or engage in small talks. Therefore, I decided to sit in the back corner against the windows in order to conveniently observe the whole picture. I paid close attention to this one specific young female adult sitting at the table over next to me. She was dressed professionally in a perfectly fitted blazer and pencil skirt while juggling piles of documents with her. As she sat down, I noticed that she composed an upright posture while immediately fixing her collar, tucking in her shirt, and reapplying her makeup. These nonverbal cues led me to understand that she was anticipating in meeting someone important at the coffee shop, which provided me an incentive to
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