The Importance Of Verbal Communication

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Communication, communication, communication let’s read and hear all about it! Effective listening skills are the ability to actively understand information provided by the speaker, and display interest in the topic discussed. It can also include providing the speaker with feedback, such as the asking of the pertinent questions; so the speaker knows the message is being understood (N/A, 2017). Verbal communication encompasses any form of communication involving words, spoken, written or signed. The purpose of verbal communication is that is used to inform, whether it is to inform others of our needs or to impart knowledge. Non-verbal communication includes body language, such as gestures, facial expressions, eye contact and posture. Touch is a non-verbal communication that not only indicates a person’s feelings or level of comfort, but illustrates personality characteristics as well. A firm handshake or warm hug indicates something very different than a loose pat on the back or a timid handshake does. The sound of our voice, including pitch, tone and volume are also forms of non-verbal communication. The meaning behind someone’s words is often entirely different than the literal translation, as is seen in instances of sarcasm and mockery. The…show more content…
The way that she spoke to her mother about Maggie made me furious because she portrayed as if she was better than her because she had an educational background and learned about the African heritage. Dee’s personality changed on so many levels as far as her appearance, aesthetic communication, and symbols. On the other hand, Dee’s boyfriend or friend (Hakim Ababa) rarely spoke he just gave body gestures as he looked at Maggie’s burn marks on her body. His gestures showed that he was curious to know what happened but probably was afraid to ask because it wasn’t his
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