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Uses of Non-verbal Communication
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There are a number of different uses of non-verbal communication. Here are a few of these:
Non-verbal communication has a significant effect on what is communicated. Modifications include:
Speech modifiers are particularly significant when taken combination with speech and when used at key points in speech, for example in creating emphasis.
Communication can be done without speaking. For example:
Replacement for speech can be direct one-for-one gestures with clear meaning or may be less obvious or conscious movements that signal requests, attitudes and intent.
Conversation is a process of turn-taking in talking. Non-verbal signals are used a great deal in requesting, offering and managing control of who is speaking. This includes:
Non-verbal communication extends beyond bodily actions to anything that sends messages. This includes much about who you are, and in particular where you fit into the social hierarchy. Such items include:
Emotions are particularly expressed through non-verbal communication, where the voice and body can tell a lot more about how you feel than your words. In particular, if you feel unable to express emotions verbally, your words and body language can easily conflict, sending messages that may be interpreted as stress or deceit.
So when you communicate, use your whole body and align it with your words.
Watch yourself to understand what your subconscious is thinking and feeling -- it is not always obvious to your conscious mind.
Also watch other people, of course, reading the deeper meaning of what they do not say.