Week 3 Discussion: How do groups communicate verbally and non-verbally?

Verbal communication-the use of speech to get a direct point or idea across to a person

Non-verbal communication-the use of body language, or personal hygiene/dress to get subtle points across to others

In the picture, my roommate is wearing a sweater, indicating that he is cold.  He also has his eyes focused on the book while types on his laptop to take notes, suggesting that he would like to efficiently complete his work.  All of these are non-verbal communication.  The verbal communication would be his asking me questions about things he doesn’t understand, or making statements.  When he asks questions however, he keeps his head down and focused on the book still, meaning he wants the answer only and doesn’t want to diverge from his concentration on his studies, or get on another topic while discussing his work with me.


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2 thoughts on “Week 3 Discussion: How do groups communicate verbally and non-verbally?

  1. Breanna I says:

    Does the fact that he is wearing a sweatshirt actually show that he is cold or does it show that he is just right. Shivering would be a nonverbal sign that you are cold. I am wearing a sweatshirt right now and am not cold, however if I took it off I would be. It just goes to show that nonverbal communication is important in our everyday lives but can very easily be read the wrong way.

  2. lorchuev says:

    Ah, I see what you mean! What I meant to say was he was cold, so he put on his sweatshirt, so he was feeling just right in that picture.

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