Lesson Objectives

Do you know that we can communicate even without using words? This is called nonverbal communication. You have already studied verbal communication, which involves the use of words, in the first two lessons.
All people, as well as animals, use nonverbal communication. The dog wags its tail and brings its leash to its master when it wants to go for a walk. Gorillas fold their arms as a signal that no harm is intended. People smile, frown and use certain gestures to convey messages. In this lesson, you will study these and other nonverbal signals.
After studying this lesson, you should be able to:
♦ define the meaning of nonverbal communication or signals;

♦ identify the ways by which nonverbal communication can be used;and

♦ describe examples of nonverbal signals.

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