Nonverbal and Verbal Communication

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Nonverbal and Verbal Communicaon
Verbal communicaon can be broken down to the exchange of words or ideas that can
be passed through words. This can be conveyed through both wrien and oral forms of
communicaon. Verbal communicaon allows individuals to exchange ideas and express their
opinions as well as values that might be held by the individual. Every conversaon that you have
in your day to day life is a form of verbal communicaon. Verbal communicaon has a great
signi!cance with exchanging informaon clearly that can be conveyed to others.
Body language is an important aspect in communicaon, expressions, and nonverbal
cues, o$en done in an interjecon manner in conversaon, whether you are fully aware of it at
the me. “You’re connuously giving and receiving wordless signals when you interact with
others” (Nonverbal Communicaon Nonverbal gestures are the way you carry
yourself, the way that you sit during an interacon, the volume that you try to convey your
message and the speed that you deliver it, how close are you to the person or people you are
conversing with, and the amount of eye contact you make. Facial expressions are one of the
strongest forms of communicaon, this is due to the face being extremely expressive and having
the capacity of expressing mulple emoons at once. The applicaons of facial expressions are
limitless with them being easy to recognize across all cultures. The ability to understand the
range of emoons through facial expressions allows nonverbal communicaon to be
understood across cultures for happiness, sadness, and even anger. Body movement and