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    Verbal vs Non-Verbal Communication

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    Include references to the following:

    ?Message types discussed this week which include:

    Verbal and non-verbal communication

    Characteristics of an effective message.

    ?The audience impact on the message and how it is delivered.
    Please provide 300 words.

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    First let's define the differences between verbal and nonverbal communication. With verbal, we are speaking. From this we pick up not only the content of the words themselves, but the intonation as well. Intonation can tell us a lot. Now let's look at nonverbal communication. This can be communication through things like gesture, body language, posture, facial expression and eye contact. Many communications classes will illustrate this by playing a portion of a tv show with the sound muted, then asking students what they think happened. This very simple and useful exercise shows us that we learn a lot of information from nonverbal communications.

    So, it should not surprise you that an effective message has elements of both. Hence,

    "The real meaning of communication is getting the receiver and the sender tuned together for a ...