Your Nonverbal Communication tells the whole story about you!
Developing your Nonverbal Communication attends the most important factor for every successful conversation, whether it’s an academic or non-academic life, you ought to be an excellent communicator because people often don’t listen to what you say but they listen what you don’t say.
The power of Nonverbal Communication, is a secret that can be revealed by your nonverbal signals that you convey to your audience. Nevertheless, let’s find out with blatant examples that how you can develop your nonverbal communication?
It is a language that doesn’t involve words but feeling and emotions that are expressed by our body when we communicate. It includes your voice tone, body movement and every gesture. One of the best examples is the way you are glancing at your smart-device screen and reading this piece of information. How you sit, talk and move are the components of the nonverbal communication.
You can easily recognize anyone if they are telling a lie or anything. How? Scientific and psychological studies show that when a person is telling a lie, one should perceive his/her eyes movement which will be faster than usual. Similarly, if a person wants to demonstrate his/her joy in a wistful tone or mood, nobody will believe in his/her because of the unmatchable verbal and nonverbal communication.
You can find 100 and thousands of articles on how to develop your nonverbal communication but this post is a bit different. It’s short and to the point. Look inside.
7 Types of Nonverbal communication
Tone: Its not necessary that you have a melodious voice but it surely means that you talk softly and gently in order to address the audience effectively. It includes how you talk, is your voice loud or low? If the voice is harsh and louder, your audience will not listen to you enthusiastically. If the voice is muffled, your audience won’t listen properly.
Every face is a book which tells thousands of stories. But only the most competent facial readers can access those hidden feeling and emotions when a sender is sending some signals during any conversation. Facial expression can be termed as universal because all of the signs of grief, pain and joy are similar all over the world.
Body language portrays a critical role when it comes to addressing the audience. It includes your movement, your standing and sitting position. All the different poses that you make during your communication come in the category of body language.
Gestures and Posters:
These are the signs and cues that we make during nonverbal communication. For example, pointing out something with your finger, or by the direction of your hand towards something or someone. In contrast, gestures may consider different meanings in distinct cultures. But it’s essential to work on your gestures. You can embellish it, if you want to inspire other. Read more about Gestures and Posters
How will you feel if you are communicating with me-face to face- and I am just pretending that I am listening. It means one ought to maintain an eye contact during communication to convey the message successfully. It sustains the flow of conversation. Additionally, it motivates your audience when you keep an eye contact. Read more about How Eye contact can tell the untold stories.
Did a Dr ever touch your hand? Why? To check your temperature. Similarly, when you take a sip from a steaming cup of coffee, does it burn your mouth for a moment? That’s how touch communicates. A weak handshake and a warm hug possess different meanings. When you touch anything, you receive some information. That is the feedback of the Touch.
space is one of my favorite types because it communicates me great comfort when there is some distance between my audience and me. How would you perceive if a person is standing very close to you? Will you feel easy? Nonetheless, it depends on the relationship between the sender and receiver of the Message.