Functions of Nonverbal Communication, Features of Nonverbal Communication
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Functions of Nonverbal Communication, Features of Nonverbal Communication are follows.
- Emphasis's the Message
- Contradicts the Spoken Word
- Restates Oral Communication
- Regulates Communication
- Complements the Message
Now let's discuss each Functions of Nonverbal Communication, Features of Nonverbal Communication one by one
1. Emphasis's the Message
Nonverbal communication, many people often use gestures, expressions or signals to emphasis their message. These nonverbal signals give an extra force to the message.
2. Contradicts the Spoken Word
Nonverbal communication, In some cases the nonverbal message is stronger than the verbal message. for E.g. the nonverbal signals can communicate just opposite of what one is thinking, like a frown or a smile can reveal the true feeling of a speaker, in spite of words.
3. Restates Oral Communication
Nonverbal communication, Sometimes the gestures and the movements repeat oral message as they help in describing or explaining a point nonverbally. For E.g. using a hand while saying "good-bye".
4. Regulates Communication
Nonverbal communication, Nonverbal methods regulate communication. The right gesture and expressions indicate that a topic is over, that the subject has changed or that there is more to discuss.
5. Complements the Message
Nonverbal communication, Non verbal method's compliments verbal communication as they explain a point and help to enrich a message with extra information.
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