Essay about Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

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When it comes to communication there are many underlying things that effect the communication besides what is being said these things are nonverbal and unwritten communication. These things are what the mind sees or hears and you don’t necessarily have to recognize those subtle changes. Whether it is in the things you see from subtle facial expression change of the eyes squinting and a turn of the head as something is being spoken, or if it is the raise of the tone of the voice at the end of a sentence. Many of these things can change the whole meaning of what is being said for ether a positive way or a negative way. Another important part of communication that doesn’t have to do with the way something is being said but it is simply…show more content…
As sad as it is my wife will be talking to me while I am doing something and she will be asking me questions and I will answer the question and will have no idea what she just said. That is poor communication, I was hearing her but I wasn’t listening to what she was saying. Many of us have been in business meeting or presentations and there is a guy that is rambling and people have a tendency to zone boring things our and that in no way is a good way to communicate. The next thing that I want to talk about is the unwritten parts of communication. The tone of the voice and how it varies when saying something. For example someone can sound excited by rising their tone at the end of a sentence or by lowering the tone at the end can sound sarcastic or rude. I use to have a friend who I could never tell if he was serious or joking about things because he was very monotone. So even when he was joking I’d have to ask if he was joking or when he was serious I wouldn’t know if he was joking or serious. Sometimes people don’t realize how much just his tone can effect what is being said. Another type is body language, many people read into body language without even noticing it. I read a book once (unfortunately I don’t remember the title) it mentioned
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