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Cultural Gestures As stated in the JOURNAL OF VISUAL L one type of communication and it is narr language over other types of sign system transfer of information and ideas during  people. The most commonly used, altho noticeable, is nonverbal communication. communication may be comparatively ea nations, some visual communication rem amongst the diverse populations around defined by anything consisting of eye co patterns of touch, gestures, spatial arran expressive movement, and other cultura governs the manner in which we approac aspect of superficial presentation.  When one first learns to speak a second deterred from fluency by their nonverbal each culture is the translated definition o first exposed to a new environment wher
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behavior are all unfamiliar, people may o shock. With these varying meanings from easy to see how misunderstanding may  meaning to manners, different hand ges stand when conversing, our patience, an greetings; and thus, culture influences e communication. Equally as vital to conve it is important to understand how perfor requires eloquence with not only spoken well. Just as Socrates described in PHAE the first is a world of imperfection imped speech, and the better second world of p are communicated visually, without the n Linked by common origins and similar p visual and verbal communication are bo from which they were created. Following information is listed exemplifying how co national, influences have altered the mea gestures; also listed are frequent kinesic known to each country.
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1. Basic Courtesies and dining etiquette  2. Simple hand gestures  3. Spacing  4. Rude or hostile signs  5. Waiting in line  6. Shaking Head  7. Nodding Head  8. Waving  9. Handshake  10. Hellos and Good-bye North America CANADA 1. It is polite to maintain good eye contact. Men rise considered bad manners to eat while on the street. 2. No excessive gesturing. 3. People stand about a half-meter apart when conv 7. Women greet with a slight nod. 9. Men greet with a firm handshake. MEXICO 1. National drink in Mexico is tequila. 4. Hands on hips is a sign of hostility. 5. Patience is important. 9. Women (initiate the handshake) and men greeting handshake. 10. With friends, men greet with the abrazo, a slight women lightly hug and pretend to kiss the cheek. UNITED STATES 1. Direct eye contact in social and business settings
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conversation are uncomfortable. While dining, left ha hand is used to eat with. Wrists are permitted on the elbows are not. 2. By either raising the index finger or the hand (faci
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2012 for the course BADM 318 taught by Professor Mitra during the Spring '12 term at British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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