This week our reading involves non verbal language. Our text explains that non verbal language can be even more powerful than verbal language as non verbal messages can be both intentional and unintentional. Review the powerpoint presentation (attached under Week 11 Outline) and write a paragraph (see rubric for writing requirements) regarding the impact of non verbal communication can have in communication (both positive and negative impact) as well as how non verbal communication could be different in different from in culture from another.
For later part of the disucssion, here is an example: In Italy waving hello and goodbye is different than it is in the U.S. A person’s open hand with the palm of their hand exposed outward waving means “hello” whereas a person’s open hand with the palm of their hand facing towards them waving means “good bye”. In the U.S. the first example means “goodbye” and the second means “come here.” In Japan, a business card is presented in a dignified manner with both hands holding the card, and the person will bow to the other person when it is given, whereas in the U.S. a business card is generally handed to a person informally, or may be left on tables in offices, tacked onto an announcement board in coffee shops, or placed informally in packets of information.