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Department
Communication Studies
Course
CMST 1A03
Professor
Alexandre Sevigny
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 13 CMST 1a03: Introduction to Communication Alex Sévigny, PhD, APR, MCIPR (Winter Term, 2013) UHC – Chapter 5: “Nonverbal Communication” What is nonverbal communication? - Everything outside of language - Don’t necessarily control or plan your non-verbal communication - Involuntary fall into a comfortable seating position Characteristics of nonverbal communication.  Nonverbal communication exists  Nonverbal behavior has communicative value.  Nonverbal communication is primarily relational o Converge on other people’s behaviour and attitudes o Sympathetic conversions  Nonverbal communication is ambiguous o Have to calculate how people are responding to you  Much nonverbal communication is culture-bound Differences between verbal and nonverbal communication Verbal Communication Nonverbal Communication Complexity One dimension (words only) Multiple dimensions (voice, posture, gestures, distance, etc.) Flow Intermittent (speaking and Continuous (impossible to avoid silence alternate) communicating nonverbally) Clarity Less subject to More ambiguous misinterpretation Impact Less impact with verbal and Has stronger impact when verbal nonverbal cues are and non-verbal cues are contradictory contradictory Intentionality Usually deliberate Often unintentional Culture and gender influence nonverbal communication - Women are more kinetic than men - Men touch one another more in everyday communication Fu
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