Nonverbal communication examples
Chronemics is a study of the use of time in nonverbal communication.
Time can be used as a powerful tool to structure communication process.
,For example in most countries it would a norm for a boss to be late for a meeting but not for the subordinates.
Going for job interviews, running your start up presentations for investors may also presuppose extra-waiting due to power-plays as well.
,In terms of social context, being late for a date for a female in some countries is a part social ritual.
Nonverbal communication definition
Non-verbal CommunicationIn earlier segments, we covered everything we need to know about verbal communication, In this chapter, we will discuss nonverbal communication definition.
Non-verbal communication is the communication that happens through our body language, movements, eye-contact, facial expressions, body posture, gestures, etc.
,Nonverbal Communication DefinitionThey say when we speak in person with someone, the biggest factor of our communication isnu2019t our words but these elements that are called non-verbal communication.
Verbal communication examples
Verbal communication is when you use your words to direct understanding.
It doesnu2019t matter if the person is deaf or cannot talk, they still use words in the form of a different language structure to deliver their messages.
In addition, verbal communication involves a system of using your mind to think of words consciously to them convert those messages to your facial muscles or hands to deliver the message.
,For nonverbal communication, it is when you use your body, your positions, your gestures, etc.
to direct understanding.
Your nonverbal communication is not announced through your words and comes through when you are not conscious of doing it (for example, you sit in a position you feel u201ccomfyu201d in within your mental state).
For some however, they have gained an awareness to their body language in which they manipulate or change based on what they know to create desirable results from others who look to nonverbal body language for validation, sincerity, or confidence.
,Simply, for nonverbal communication, your brain does not think through the impact of the gesture, position etc.
while your verbal communication is what you are conscious of and processed before speaking.
However, for those who suffer from disorders that cause them to blurt out words (like Touretteu2019s syndrome), they have it the exact opposite (blurting out words and nonverbal as being an action they are not conscious of and actual processed verbal communication as a conscious action).
Body language examples
UnhurriedA common effect of anxiety is that people speed up, speaking faster and moving their body quickly.
A confident person does not need to act quickly and shows this by acting at a measured and steady pace.
,SpeedWhen you move, do so steadily.
This does not mean going at an unnaturally slow rate, although it might seem this way.
This may feel so strange, it can be useful to get feedback from someone else as to what seems natural and relaxed.
Also reduce the speed of your speech.
We think much faster than we talk and it is easy to end up speaking so fast others cannot understand us.
They may also assume our fast talk is related more to anxiety than thinking http://speed.
In movement, take good-sized strides, rather than timid or hurried steps.
,PausesAs well as generally going slower, add pauses, both in your speech and your movement.
For example when you are getting up, move to edge of the seat, pause, then get up.
Likewise when walking, point the way you are going, then step.
Pausing sends a signal to other people, letting them process what you are about to do and so reduces the chance of them being surprised or worried.
This is just one way that confident people inspire confidence in others.
,SilenceEven a period of silence or inaction can be comfortable for a confident person.
Silence is unsettling for many and it can hence be a useful persuasive device that also enhances your image of quiet confidence.
,UncoveredWhen we are feeling anxious, we tend to cover ourselves with our hands and bodies, protecting vulnerable areas from attack.
Confident people do not feel the need to defend, and show this with a clear openness.
,OpenWhen people are feeling defensive, they use closedbody language.
When they are feeling confident, they use open body language, exposing vulnerable parts of the body and staying relaxed.
ExpressiveConfident people feel able to express emotions, including with movement of their bodies.
They tend not to over-do emotion as people who are too expressive really be seeking sympathy or trying to coerce others.
Confident people do not need to do this.
They also smile more, including with their eyes.
,NaturalAbove all else, a confident person appears natural.
They do not look like they are managing their body, nor that they need to do so.
For this reason, confident body language is often evidence of real confidence as opposed to it all being an act.
DirectAnxious people hedge their bets, already being ready to escape.
If you are confident, you can be direct, without sending a signal that you are uncomfortable and ready to leave at a moments notice.
Instead, you can confidently engage with the other person, showing you feel safe.
,GreetingGreet people assertively, looking them in the eyes and smiling.
Keep your body relaxed.
When you shake hands, do so with a firm grip (but not one that is aggressively strong).
FacingWhen engaging with another person, you may face them directly, perhaps leaning in.
Do not do this in a dominant way, getting too close too soon.
Dominant people often have insecurities and use aggression to cover up a lack of confidence.
Confident people look at others.
They do not need to scan their environment in search of threats.
They hold people with their gaze, which is relaxed and without either narrowing nor opening wide the eyes.
,ListeningAnxious or dominant people often feel the need to speak.
Confident people do not need their beliefs verified nor their egos stroked, and so are comfortable just listening, which is of course a great way to get closer to other people.
GestureA confident person makes limited, firm and smooth gestures, typically to amplify what they are saying.
They neither defensively hold themselves in nor make large power moves that grab space.
They often use open, relaxed palms.
AndAt root, confidence is a lack (or effective control) offear.
A confident person does not feel threatened by others, as many of us do.
This can lead to false confidence and naivety when there is a real threat, which is why an effectively confident person has a realistic threat assessment and may well have a contingency ready so they know they can cope with dangers as they appear.
There is a fine line between others interpreting your body language as being a sign of confidence or or arrogance, so care is needed here.
A quietly confident person is liked and admired.
An arrogant person, on the other hand, is disliked and despised.
The difference is that the arrogant person uses confidence to gain status as they feel (or want to feel) superior to others.
The quietly confident person, on the other hand, feels equal to others.
Non verbal communication skills
I think till you dont communicate with people around you ,your communication skills wont improve .
,If you have friends and are comfortable with them discussing your weaknesses then take a topic each day and start discussing on the same.
Even if it takes times try to speak on it.
,This way you will be able to improve your verbal communication.
,If this doesnt work then join some Personality Development classes wherein they will help you to hone your communication skills.
,Your non verbal communication is comprised of your facial expressions,posture,eye contact,touch etc.
The way you listen, look, move, and react tells the other person whether you are interested in his talks or not.
When your nonverbal signals match up with the words youu2019re saying, they increase trust, clarity, and rapport.
When they donu2019t, they can create confusion.
,One needs to work on body language,posture,facial expressions.
There are lot many videos on YouTube which will help you in developing your nonverbal communication.