by Heath Nicholson
How do groups communicate verbally and nonverbally?
Whether it be a for sports, a school project, or simply going out to dinner we have all been a part of a group. In groups we communicate both verbally and nonverbally. Verbal communication can be defined as using spoken or written words to send a message. In nonverbal communication, messages are sent by eye contact, gestures, and other forms of body language. The picture below shows a group of students using verbal and nonverbal communication to complete a project.
Verbally, this group is communicating by way of their computers, notebooks, and conversation. While this is going on, they are communicating nonverbally as well. The girl with her head down may be suggesting that they continue to work rather than chat. The man on the left is pointing to his paper and without saying a word, he has communicated that he has a question. While the nonverbal communication in this group may not be as important as another group, say the Green Bay Packers, it is still an efficient way of communication.