Positive Impact Of Non-Verbal Communication

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Without even trying, you are always communicating with people. Not verbally, but non-verbally! Verbal communication is though words and speech, while non-verbal communication doesn’t involve speech or words. Non-verbal communication is given to other people through gestures, signs, body movements, facial expressions, tone of voice, or even hairstyle. In fact, more than ninety percent of the communication that you transmit to other people everyday isn’t through words. It is easy to decide whether or not a person is happy, sad, or mad. If a person is giving off a positive form of non-verbal communication, they give postures and movements that indicate self-confidence, warmth, and happiness. When I think of a scenario that I’ve experienced first hand where positive non-verbal communication happens constantly, the first thing that comes to mind are football games. During football games, everybody is constantly “talking” to each other through non-verbal communication. After a play where we get a first down, or maybe even sack the quarterback, all of the players (myself included) jump up and down, pump their fists into the air in excitement, and tap the player that made play successful on the helmet. Even if none of us say a word, it is impossible to look at all of us who are celebrating and think “wow, those guys are really angry!”. It is the non-verbal communication here that tells the fans that we are excited and happy. Besides just celebrating, non-verbal communication is used in many different ways in football. To confuse the defensive players, runningbacks will sometimes pretend to have their arms wrapped around a football. The runningback was never yelling “I’ve got the ball!”, but the defense still try to tackle him. That would be a positive impact of non-verbal communication for the offense, but not the defense! Another example is how receivers will slightly shake

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