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Non-Verbal Communication Demonstration

In this video, Paul Endress demonstrates the importance of non-verbal communication in properly communicating your message.

Two minute non verbal communication demonstration

Research about non-verbal communication

 As demonstrated in the video, research has shown that 93% of communication is non-verbal.

components of communication

Use this exercise to prove it to yourself

Read this sentence eight times.

"I did not steal your money last night."

Each time emphasize a different word in the sentence. For example:

  • The first time you read it, emphasize the first word. "I".
  • The second time you read it, emphasize the second word, "did".
  • The third time you read it, emphasize the third word, "not".
  • Continue on with emphasizing each additional word in the sentence.

Here are a few questions for you:

  • What meaning did you get each time that you read it?
  • How did the change in voice tone change the meaning of the words?
  • What steps will you take to become more sensitive to the voice tones used by yourself and others?

Non verbal communication consists of the following:

  • Physical space
  • Clothing and appearance
  • Locomotion
  • Posture
  • Gesture
  • Facial expressions
Non Verbal
  • Eye contact
  • Touch
  • Paralanguage


Learn more about non verbal communication

Video demonstration of non verbal communication

Here's a link to the Berkley center for exploring non verbal communication.

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