Comparing Methods of Communication

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What is the purpose of using the right gestures and postures in communication?

To show professionalism and etiquette

What is the significance of non-verbal communication in understanding the audience's reaction?

It helps to adjust our interaction accordingly

What does placing a finger on the lips indicate?

The need for silence

What is the benefit of using hand movements to exchange messages?

It can be used when verbal messages are obstructed

What does nodding the head indicate?


Why is it important to use gestures while communicating?

To make the message more effective

What is an example of a gesture that can be used to greet or say goodbye?

Raising a hand

What is an example of body language?

Standing straight

What percentage of communication is done using words?


Which of the following is an example of bad non-verbal communication?

Laughing during formal communication

What is the primary goal of using non-verbal communication in the right manner at work?

To achieve effective communication

What does nodding when you agree with something convey?


What is the importance of visual communication in public speaking?

It conveys a more effective message

Which of the following is an example of good non-verbal communication?

Maintaining eye contact while speaking

What percentage of communication is done using voice, tone, and pauses?


What is the main objective of learning about non-verbal and visual communication?

To improve our communication skills

What is the primary purpose of maintaining eye contact during a conversation?

To convey confidence

Which of the following is an example of a positive non-verbal cue?

Smiling continuously

What does a person's upright body posture convey during a presentation?


Which of the following is NOT a recommended non-verbal cue during a presentation?

Keeping hands in pockets

What is the primary benefit of practicing non-verbal communication skills?

To appear more confident during presentations

What is the recommended speed for speaking during a presentation?


What is the primary purpose of tilting your head during a conversation?

To listen more attentively

What is the benefit of paying attention to non-verbal signs during conversations?

To better understand the speaker's message

Study Notes

Communication Methods

  • Three methods of communication: Verbal, Non-verbal, and Visual
  • Non-verbal communication includes facial expressions, body language, gestures, and tone of voice

Non-Verbal Communication

  • Facial expressions:
    • Positive: Smiling, Maintaining eye contact
    • Negative: Frowning, Rolling up your eyes
  • Body Language:
    • Upright (straight) body posture conveys confidence
    • Sitting straight and nodding show interest and agreement
  • Gestures:
    • Raising a hand to greet or say goodbye
    • Pointing your finger at someone
  • Importance of non-verbal communication:
    • Enhances message effectiveness
    • Helps understand audience's reaction and adjust interaction
    • Sign of professionalism and etiquette

Good and Bad Non-Verbal Communication

  • Good non-verbal communication:
    • Smiling when speaking to a friend
    • Standing straight
    • Sitting straight
    • Maintaining eye contact while speaking
    • Firm Handshake
  • Bad non-verbal communication:
    • Laughing during formal communication
    • Scratching head
    • Yawning while listening
    • Biting nails
    • Clenching jaws
    • Looking away when someone is speaking to you
    • Intense stare

This activity helps students understand and compare the three methods of communication: Verbal, Non-verbal, and Visual. Students will identify the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

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