Business Communication Non-Verbal Communication Vocab

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nonverbal communication
The process of conveying a message without the use of words.
Illustrator
Nonverbal expression that reinforces a verbal message.
emblem
Nonverbal gesture that carries a specific meaning and can replace or reinforce words.
regulator
Nonverbal expression that controls, encourages, or discourages interaction.
adaptor
Something that helps us feel comfortable or indicates emotions or moods.
self-adaptor
Adapting something about yourself in way for which it was not designed or for no apparent purpose.
object-adaptor
Use of an object for a purpose other than its intended design.
proxemics
The study of the human use of space and distance in communication
territory
The space you claim as your own, are responsible for, or are willing to defend
personal space
The "bubble" of space surrounding each individual.
chronemics
The study of how we refer to and perceive time.
kinesics
the study of body movement
haptics
touch in communication interaction
paralanguage
Involves verbal and nonverbal aspects of speech that influence meaning, including tone, intensity, pausing, and silence.
pregnant pause
A silence between verbal messages that is full of meaning
artifacts
Nonverbal representations of communication.
environment
Involves the physical and psychological aspects of the communication context.
anticipation step
Raising the hand slightly to signal a nonverbal foreshadowing.
implementation step
Holding one hand at waist level pointing outward, and raising it up with your palm forward, as in the "stop" gesture.
relaxation step
Lowering your hand past your waistline and away from your body.
facial gestures
Using your face to display feelings and attitudes nonverbally.
eye contact
The speaker's gaze that engages the audience members.
diagram
A visual depiction of how variables relate to each other or how something works.
electronic slides
Images created from templates in a slideware program such as PowerPoint which present visual information to the audience.
affect display
An expression of emotion or mood.
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