ENGL230 Verbal and Nonverbal Skills

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ENGL230 Verbal and Nonverbal Skills
Describe a situation in which a coworker’s nonverbal communication contradicted his or…

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ENGL230 Verbal and Nonverbal Skills

ENGL230 Verbal and Nonverbal Skills

Discussions Week 4 All Students Posts – 26 Pages

Describe a situation in which a coworker’s nonverbal communication contradicted his or her words. Which message was stronger? What might be some reasons for the lack of alignment?  How can we make sure our body language, including facial expressions, matches what we’re saying? Class, in Week 3 we discussed how much the audience or venue of a presentation affects clothing and other choices with regard to appearance. How can the physical appearance of a speaker effect the audience? For example, a speaker dressed in a very casual and inappropriate way might cause the audience to question the speaker’s credibility. What else? Do have any specific examples you can share? How can you be certain that you are presenting the correct appearance when you are the speaker?

Sometimes body language speaks louder than words ever can. Say for instance you are disciplining you child for bad behavior. He agrees not to do it any longer but when he or she feels you are no longer paying attention, they are making faces or stomping off and being obnoxious. The same can be said with people in the work force. Lets say they are getting their annual review from their supervisor and they do not feel it is fair or the increase is what they think it should be. Many a times they will sit there and not participate in the process or discuss their points. The sit stiff lipped and defiant through the whole process instead of stating facts and reasons why they are not in agreement with the review of the supervisor. With open communications they might change the supervisors opinion and get a larger increase. Body language speaks volumes. Think about when a co-worker comes in on Monday morning after a weekend of drinking and is hung over and then the opposite side of the coin, look at a co-worker when they come back to work after being on vacation for two weeks. Their behavior and feelings are displayed in their body language…