Describe Different Forms of Verbal and Non Verbal Communication

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Describe different forms of verbal and non-verbal communication Communication skills are important to have. They enable us to interact with others and create conversations. Good communication skills are very important when you have are in a health and social care setting and that communication is used in the correct way for each individual person. Verbal communication One of the types of communication is verbal communication. This is verbal or spoken communication. For example a conversation between a group of people that include spoken words. Another example would be between a doctor and a patient. However, you need to use verbal communication effectively so someone can understand what you're saying. Ways to do this are: Clear speech - This means you need to make sure that all words are pronounced correctly and that you sound the ends of words. By doing this, it ensures that people can hear you clearly so they are able to create a conversation with you. Selection of appropriate language - An example of this would be if you were a doctor you should be using formal language. To do this, you need to avoid slang or regional words. Some people may get offended by certain words therefore it is important when communicating in a health and social care setting, that you speak formally. To speak formally, you should be speaking with a polite and respectful tone towards the user. On the other hand, if you were talking informally this would be used in a more casual way. Informal language can be used within a health and social care setting. An example would be if a user becomes comfortable around you, they may talk in a more casual way. They may discuss their hobbies and interests with you. Informal language can also be used in things such as an councilling meeting between the councillor and a care user however the councillor still has to speak in the correct way
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