Importance of Non-verbal Communication

Education News | Nov-16-2020

Importance of Non-verbal Communication

While the key to success in both personal and professional relationships lies in your ability to speak well, it’s not the words that you simply use but your nonverbal cues or “body language” that talk the loudest. visual communication is that the use of physical behaviour, expressions, and mannerisms to speak nonverbally, often done instinctively instead of consciously.

In some instances, what comes out of your mouth and what you communicate through your visual communication could also be two totally various things. If you say one thing, but your visual communication says something else, your listener will likely feel that you’re being dishonest. If you say “yes” while shaking your head no, for instance. When faced with such mixed signals, the listener has got to choose whether to believe your verbal or nonverbal message. Since visual communication may be a natural, unconscious language that broadcasts your true feelings and intentions, they’ll likely choose the nonverbal message.

Whether you’re conscious of it or not, once you interact with others, you’re continuously giving and receiving wordless signals. All of your nonverbal behaviours—the gestures you create, your posture, your tone of voice, what proportion eye contact you make—send strong messages. they will ut people comfortably, build trust, and draw others towards you, or they will offend, confuse, and undermine what you’re trying to convey. These messages don’t stop once you stop speaking either. Even when you’re silent, you’re still communicating nonverbally.

However, by improving how you understand and use nonverbal communication, you'll express what you actually mean, connect better with others, and build stronger, more rewarding relationships.

Raghav Saxena

Birla School, Pilani

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