1 edition of Body Language in Relationships (Overcoming Common Problems) found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||January 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 126 p. :|
|Number of Pages||49|
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How to Avoid This Barrier: Design Visual Aids, not Wordy Slides How you design your visual aids will determine your ability to stay connected with your listener. Communication Barrier 2 Distracting Gestures The majority of individuals I work with fidget with their fingers, rings, pen — the list goes on. For example, your facial expression often conveys a far more vivid message than words ever can.
Nonverbal Communication and Body Language Your facial expressions, gestures, posture, and tone of voice are powerful communication tools. Only speak when you see eyes! However, the meaning of some gestures can be very different across cultures. Are they hanging on your every word or are they dazed? For example, they may instruct you on how to sit a certain way, steeple your fingers, or shake hands in order to appear confident or assert dominance.
Facial expression — What is their face showing? People from southern Europe typically use more eye contact than Britons and Americans, which may make the English-speakers uncomfortable.
Timing and place — Is there an easy flow of information back and forth? Think in terms of what your listener needs to know about what you want them to do, not what you want to tell them.
Nonverbal communication can play five roles:• Begin paying attention to the type of facial expressions you use and when you use them. Your listeners will appreciate a conversational approach with interaction accompanied by take-aways they may use as a resource.
How to Avoid This Barrier: Eliminate Filler Words Benefits for you:•
Spouses get divorced, friends fall out and workers change jobs -- often because of misunderstandings.
The way you look at someone can communicate many things, including interest, affection, hostility, or attraction.
Loud talking might embarrass an Englishman, for example, but an Italian may just be expressing excitement.
A culture's view of time also influences how it sees deadlines.
Arlene has a lot going for her that is undercut by the discomfort she evokes in others.