What is Nonverbal Communication?
Nonverbal communication is a communication that occurs silently without verbal voice and it can be by body language, gestures, symbols, facial expression, eye contact, touch, and sound.
When the language and attitude of the speaker are matched with the content of his words, the listener immediately recognizes that the speaker is honest and sincere in what he says.
Types of Nonverbal Communication:
Communication is sometimes possible with things like a chat room, wall certificates, desk size behind a carpet type, personal clothing, or a cell phone he or she has. But nonverbal communication is a bit different. It can be in the form of,
- Facial Expressions
- Body Language
- Eye Contact
Why is nonverbal communication important?
Oral communication is important because it gives us important information about the situation including how the person may feel. How the person gets the information and how to talk to the person or group of people. Recognizing and developing the ability to learn oral communication is an important skill that you can use at all stages of your career.
There are several types of verbal communication that can support your communication skills at work, including:
Supports your message: When you have a conversation, participate in a meeting or participate in a conversation, non-verbal cues can emphasize and emphasize the content of your message. For example, the use of hand gestures to convey important ideas can tell your audience to pay attention and remember a key point.
Forwarding messages: You can also use completely silent communication to communicate with others. For example, when someone expresses a feeling you like and agree with, you might nod your head up and down to show unity.
It conveys the purpose: Your body language can also deliberately or intentionally reflect your current situation. For example, people may choose nonverbal clues as to being untrustworthy, disloyal, happy or angry.
It conveys emotions: You can also use non-verbal communication to express your feelings, such as embarrassment, relief, happiness, satisfaction, and more.
Provides support: Illegal references are also a good way to show support. Whether it’s a simple smile or a hug on the back, an action can speak louder than words in most cases.
It reflects your personality: Indirect communication is a great way to show who you are. For example, a kind and well-meaning person may smile at you and give you a friendly gesture.
Indicates the action you want: This could include putting an inch on the door to indicate that you wish to leave the room. Raise your hand to give an idea, or extend your hand to meet someone new.
Reduce misunderstandings: Using a calm tone of voice, open body language, and direct gestures may help to alleviate a tense situation.
Important Points to Understand Non-verbal Communication
- Language is a vehicle in which a message can be conveyed to the intended audience.
- Language can be conative, that is influential, effective, persuasive, offensive, fun, sensitive, and perhaps even powerful especially when properly combined using speech objects such as assonance, litotes, onomatopoeia, rhyme, and so on.
- The tactile bearing of the tongue is something that does not need to be overemphasized. One can shed tears, smile, wry this month, tighten one’s face, in spite of silver, fall or be confident.
- These include the speaker’s tone, voice speed, volume, volume, and movement to make his words more understandable.
- Physical activity is related to the environment. Physical action attracts attention so it is important that actions only help active communication.
- The action can best express the personality of the speaker while simultaneously creating positive emotions in the audience. Therefore unreasonable, mechanical or behavioral, and physical gestures should therefore be avoided.
- The most important elements of physical activity are posture, movement, gestures, and expressions.
- Movement often attracts attention, so educators or coordinators should be careful not to distract the audience from what you are saying.
- Functional movement is natural, similar to the language, voice, and meaning of the platform. Unsuccessful movement is often seen when the speaker is moving aimlessly back and forth.
- The general lack of movement may not be natural. Meaningful, complete, and appropriate movement. Where it is meaningful to the viewer or listener, will attract good attention, and contribute to effective communication.
Importance of Gesture in non verbal communication:
Gestures are the science of movement and volume talk about a person. When a body part is moved, action is taken. For example, the movement of the arms, hands, head, shoulders or feet. They can be placed as follows;
Descriptive gestures: These usually indicate a direct or indirect meaning.
Physical symptoms: This can include symptoms such as baldness first (showing strength, determination, strength, or anger).
Touch: This indicates location, position, or direction.
Emphatic gestures: This is used when ideas need to be emphasized or established.
Imitation or mimic gestures: These are objects that the speaker uses when we want to imitate a person.
How to Improve nonverbal Communication:
Nonverbal communication is a fast-moving process that requires your full attention to the short-term experience. If you plan ahead for what you are going to say, look at your phone, or think about something else. You will probably miss out on these non-verbal cues and may not fully understand the subtleties of what is being said. As well as being fully present, you can improve nonverbal communication by learning to manage stress and increase your emotional awareness.