Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication

Week 3 Topic:

Communication is a necessity in order for people to make their most basic needs and desires known to others. For those with moderate to severe speech impediments this is a huge issue that can affect all areas of their life.

Prior to this week’s discussion participate in a typical daily activity (e.g., ordering food, purchasing items, asking directions) without using oral language. Take note of how you felt and the alternative procedures you used.

In your discussion share what activity you chose and the outcome you found when you were unable to verbally communicate:

  • What was the outcome?
  • How did this experience make you feel?
  • What were the effects on the listener?
  • What have you learned from this week’s readings that would support your observations and experiences during this activity?
  • 2. Your initial post (your response to the topic) must contain a citation. It is your ideas supported by research. Please refer to the APA Power Point in the Start Here section of the classroom for information on proper formatting. There will be a deduction of 20 points for failure to cite a source within your initial post and to provide a reference at the end of your initial post.

    3. Your initial post must be a minimum of 300 words

Requirements: 300 words


Answer preview

Communication is the exchange of information between a sender and a receiver. Communication can take place either verbally or nonverbally. I recently utilized nonverbal communication to order meals at a restaurant. I used gestures, eye contact, and facial expressions to convey my message. I motioned to the items I required and used a nod to agree or disagree with the speaker. My order was finally correct after multiple trials. I was ineffective at nonverbal communication because I was unsure how to proceed and was concerned that the cashier would not understand me. It was challenging to communicate nonverbally, which frustrated me. The experience made me feel ineffective in my communication skills. It also frustrated me because I couldn’t express what I wanted efficiently. The listener frequently nodded in agreement, kept eye

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