Connecting through Non-Verbal Communication. Prepared for UHS 2052 students at UTM Malaysia by: Siti Rokiah Siwok firstname.lastname@example.org. What is Nonverbal communication?. Nonverbal Communication.
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Prepared for UHS 2052 students at UTM Malaysia by: SitiRokiahSiwok
We establish relationships with our eyes
Eye behavior (Dale Leathers in Sieler and Beall, 2011)
influences attitude change and persuasion
indicates degree of interest
indicates power and status
forms impressions in othersEye Behavior - Oculesics
Note: Some body movements may be classified under more than one category
Body type, attractiveness, height, weight, hair color, skin tone
What is the role of physical appearance in communication in our culture?
How does physical attractiveness influence communication?
Paralanguage or vocalics is the way people vocalise the words when they speak.
Vocalics include speech sounds, speech rate, accents, articulations, pronounciations, groans, yawns, counghs, laughter, crying and vocal fillers such as “um”, “aaa”, “you know” etc.Paralanguage - Vocalics
Why do we have such difficulty interpreting nonverbals?