Nonverbal and Verbal Communication

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Nonverbal and Verbal Communication
Verbal communication can be broken down to the exchange of words or ideas that can
be passed through words. This can be conveyed through both written and oral forms of
communication. Verbal communication allows individuals to exchange ideas and express their
opinions as well as values that might be held by the individual. Every conversation that you have
in your day to day life is a form of verbal communication. Verbal communication has a great
signi!cance with exchanging information clearly that can be conveyed to others.
Body language is an important aspect in communication, expressions, and nonverbal
cues, often done in an interjection manner in conversation, whether you are fully aware of it at
the time. “You’re continuously giving and receiving wordless signals when you interact with
others” (Nonverbal Communication Nonverbal gestures are the way you carry
yourself, the way that you sit during an interaction, 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 communication, this is due to the face being extremely expressive and having
the capacity of expressing multiple emotions at once. The applications of facial expressions are
limitless with them being easy to recognize across all cultures. The ability to understand the
range of emotions through facial expressions allows nonverbal communication to be
understood across cultures for happiness, sadness, and even anger. Body movement and