Verbal Language Essay

Essay on The Importance of Verbal and Nonverbal Miscommunication

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Clear communication is key in life, in fact, it is essential. Communicating clearly can make the difference between telling someone verbally “I love it!” in a joyous tone when receiving a gift you enjoy or saying, “I…love ...it...” with a look of grimace, when you found out the present was a disappointment. Communication has two main factors: Verbal and Nonverbal. Verbal Communication is messages one uses to relay information to another person through words or language. This type of communication can be a face-to-face interaction or may use channels such as email or written letters to communicate a message. Nonverbal communication are messages that are not spoken but conveyed through one’s body language. Unspoken messages can include:…show more content…

Clear communication is key in life, in fact, it is essential. Communicating clearly can make the difference between telling someone verbally “I love it!” in a joyous tone when receiving a gift you enjoy or saying, “I…love ...it...” with a look of grimace, when you found out the present was a disappointment. Communication has two main factors: Verbal and Nonverbal. Verbal Communication is messages one uses to relay information to another person through words or language. This type of communication can be a face-to-face interaction or may use channels such as email or written letters to communicate a message. Nonverbal communication are messages that are not spoken but conveyed through one’s body language. Unspoken messages can include: facial expressions, eye contact and hand gestures. Miscommunication is a daily occurrence in our society; it is when a message we are communicating, verbally or nonverbal, are not interpreted correctly. Secondly, miscommunication can also transpire when a phrase or words are ambiguous or may have different meanings in various cultures. In this essay I will discuss four different scenarios I have personally experienced when miscommunication occurred verbally and nonverbal.
From a young age I’ve always had an issue with comprehension and could not always understand certain expressions I would hear; I tend to take words in the literal sense. I recall when I went to dinner with one of my good friends and she told me, “See that girl over at the

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Essay about Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

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When it comes to communication there are many underlying things that effect the communication besides what is being said these things are nonverbal and unwritten communication. These things are what the mind sees or hears and you don’t necessarily have to recognize those subtle changes. Whether it is in the things you see from subtle facial expression change of the eyes squinting and a turn of the head as something is being spoken, or if it is the raise of the tone of the voice at the end of a sentence. Many of these things can change the whole meaning of what is being said for ether a positive way or a negative way. Another important part of communication that doesn’t have to do with the way something is being said but it is simply…show more content…

As sad as it is my wife will be talking to me while I am doing something and she will be asking me questions and I will answer the question and will have no idea what she just said. That is poor communication, I was hearing her but I wasn’t listening to what she was saying. Many of us have been in business meeting or presentations and there is a guy that is rambling and people have a tendency to zone boring things our and that in no way is a good way to communicate. The next thing that I want to talk about is the unwritten parts of communication. The tone of the voice and how it varies when saying something. For example someone can sound excited by rising their tone at the end of a sentence or by lowering the tone at the end can sound sarcastic or rude. I use to have a friend who I could never tell if he was serious or joking about things because he was very monotone. So even when he was joking I’d have to ask if he was joking or when he was serious I wouldn’t know if he was joking or serious. Sometimes people don’t realize how much just his tone can effect what is being said. Another type is body language, many people read into body language without even noticing it. I read a book once (unfortunately I don’t remember the title) it mentioned

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