The Nonverbal World of Communication
John Clancy Jr.
“You'll have your looks, your pretty face. And don't underestimate the importance of body language, ha!” - Ursula The Little Mermaid
Nonverbal communication surrounds us every day, it is present if we are encountering
people or if we are standing in a room alone. When we get home from a long day and our dog is
there to greet us with his wagging tail, or when you tell your kids its time for bed and you are
met with the enormous sound of rolling eyes. When it comes to nonverbal communication
sometimes we might not even realize we are sending a nonverbal message. Nonverbal
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It is in this back n forth that
nonverbal communication becomes important to the message. If the sender sees through the
facial expressions of the receiver that the message being sent is not being understood, then the
sender can choose to resend the message before receiving the response from the receiver. If the
receivers nonverbal communication suggest that there is an understanding for the message then
the sender is able to either go into more detail about the message or skim over details to get to
point of the message.
Nonverbal communication can also be used to set the atmosphere of a communication
perhaps this communication would be better received at another time or place. If the receiver is
not in the correct mindset to receive the communication from the sender he can let him know
his body language or hand gesture. Sometimes nonverbal communication can be expressed
before verbal communication will take place. An urgent look on the senders face will let the
receiver know that this is a message he needs to make time for. The tone of one’s voice is also a
form of nonverbal communication. If the sender is speaking softly then the receiver can interpret
that as this being a message of importance that needs to be kept quiet or perhaps the location of
the communication needs...