Week 3 Discussion

Rochelle Miller

How do groups communicate verbally and non-verbally?

First i’d like to define

Verbal communication- is a form involving words, spoken, written or signed.
Nonverbal communication – includes body language, like gestures, facial expressions, eye contact and posture.

For example in this photo I took at a water park shows a lot of non-verbal communication going on. Not to mention all the verbal communication a.k.a yelling and screaming.

Non-verbally you can see the young girl to the left holding onto the women’s hand screaming and running away. We can see without being there that she is trying to get out-of-the-way of the huge wave coming. Which is a another good example of non-verbal communication that she determined; she could tell the wave was aggressive and fast by hearing and seeing the reactions of the people in-front of her.

Groups like this at a water park consisting of people who most-likely do not know each other and they have a lot of verbal and non-verbal communication happening between them.

You can determine how scary a ride is by looking at the faces of the riders as you walk by the attractions. You can hear people screaming because of rides or even at each other in the parking lot.

I believe this is a good example of Verbal and Non-verbal communication because it makes you step back and realize how many “conversations” you may be having throughout a day.

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3 thoughts on “Week 3 Discussion

  1. teampenguine says:

    I like how you used the water park to make your point. We do display a lot more than we think we do. I don’t think that this post needs any improvement.

  2. Breanna I says:

    At a water park you don’t think about nonverbal communication as much. One reason is because you don’t know the majority of the people who are around you. But it is almost guaranteed that you will have to nonverbally communicate with another guest at the water park in order to avoid running into them while you are getting from ride to ride. The other reason I think we don’t realize how much we use nonverbal communication is because nonverbal communication happens without us trying to communicate that way. Whereas verbal communication is very deliberate.

  3. First of all, I think this is a great idea to show both types of communication. You also bring up an interesting point when you say we have so many “conversations” every day. I had never thought of eye contact or giving someone a look as having a “conversation” with them. That’s a unique way to look at it!

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