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Nonverbal Communication Skills Blogs

Non-verbal communication means Voice tones and body language.

Voice tones are the musical elements of your voice.

Body language relates to the visual aspect of your communication: what you look like, as you speak.

Voice tones includes the following elements:

  • The volume of your speech
  • The rate of your speech
  • The pitch of your voice
  • The emphasis
  • The rhythm of your speech
  • Your accent

Body language is the visual aspect of your communication and includes the following subsets:

  • Posture. How you sit or stand
  • Dress code
  • Touch. (including handshake)
  • Hand gestures
  • Arm gestures
  • Facial expressions
  • Eye contact, (or lack of it)
  • Orientation
  • Proximity
  • Scent
  • Accessories. (Props and accessories)

All the above is worthy of your study since each one of them are a component of the whole. If you improved each one, then your body language and voice tones would be almost perfect.

When you are judging the non-verbal communication of other people you can use the above list as a guide to your thinking.

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Blogs in this Category

  • Ten Ways to Improve your Body Language

    18 November 2014

    10 Ways To Improve Your Body Language You communicate primarily by means of four channels. Your four channels of communication are: Spoken language. Written language. Voice tones. Body language. Body language is an important component of your total communication. The body language component of your communication carries a lot of information... Continue Reading >

    Ten Ways to Improve your Body Language
  • Body Language and Nonverbal Communication Skills

    22 August 2014

    Body language and nonverbal communication skills Face to face communication is of two fundamental types: Verbal communication Nonverbal communication Verbal communication: is the use of words; Language. Non-verbal communication is made up from: Voice tone and body language. You gain a lot of information about the other person from the way... Continue Reading >

    Body Language and Nonverbal Communication Skills
  • How to Understand Body Language

    06 December 2013

    How to understand body language Your body language is your visual channel of communication. It is the way you appear, what you look-like, as you are speaking. Interestingly, your appearance, how you look, as you are speaking, may often count for more, in the mind of your listener, than does the... Continue Reading >

    How to Understand Body Language
  • How can I Improve My Body Language?

    14 May 2013

    How can you improve your body language? Whilst on one of our recent leadership and management training courses, during a lunch break, I was approached by a male delegate, a gentleman called Mark, who said quietly: "Can I have a private word with you?" I said "Yes, of course: what is... Continue Reading >

    How can I Improve My Body Language?
  • Communications Skills Words Voice Tone Body Language

    16 July 2012

    Communications Skills Communication is the transfer of information and emotion. You have three major modes of communication: Words Voice tone Body language In order to improve your communication skills, work on all three modes of communication. In order to improve each one of the three modes, you may be interested in... Continue Reading >

    Communications Skills Words Voice Tone Body Language
  • Communication Skills Training - Voice Tone

    25 March 2011

    Communication skills training: Voice tone Your communication skills training should include some notes on the effect of your voice tone on others. "Voice tone" relates to the musical aspects of your voice: It pertains to pitch, volume, pace, and emphasis. People respond instinctively to voice tone; either positively or negatively. There... Continue Reading >

    Communication Skills Training - Voice Tone
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