The Topic Of Nonverbal Communication

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For this research paper I will explore the topic of nonverbal communication. I plan to grasp a deeper understanding as to what all comes with nonverbal communication, the different types of nonverbal communication and how these concepts can be applied in daily life and specifically at my workplace. Focusing and learning about nonverbal communication and applying it in my workplace will hopefully leave me with the ability to understand the different types of nonverbal communication thrown at me on a daily basis. Communication is one of the most important types of skills a person needs to have in any type of workplace. But it 's nonverbal communication that we notice more than we realize. There are many different types of nonverbal communication. The most used and well known are the following; Body Movements or otherwise known as Kinesics, for example, hand gestures or nodding or shaking the head make an incredible difference in not only verbal communication but the nonverbal communication as well. The way we move our body tells us a lot about the way someone is feeling. Next posture, how you stand or sit, whether your arms are crossed, are all examples of how posture plays in any nonverbal conversation. Eye contact is a very big deal in the realms of nonverbal communication, which I will explain more when channeling the chapter “They Eyes Have It” by Carol Goman. Closeness or personal space also known as proxemics, which determines the level of intimacy between two people is also important to notice in the workplace. How far away you stand from a coworker, boss, or customer means something and we can gather what the person is feeling based on these proxemics. Facial expressions, which include smiling, frowning and even blinking m... ... middle of paper ... ...hanges are very easy to spot in the workplace. When you are trying to make a good impression on your boss so you start sweating and your hands start to shake while trying to accomplish your task is a frequent change I see in my workplace. Being aware of the types of nonverbal communication can greatly influence your work performance. Being aware of yours and the people around you facial cues, body movements, physiological changes, and eye contact habits all make it easier to spot certain things in the workplace and or make it easier to do your job. Knowing how your boss if feeling based on their body movement count tell you not to bother them at that time and save you some trouble. Now that I have a better understanding of the different types of nonverbal communication in the workplace I can apply them to my current workplace and eventually my future profession.
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