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Exercises

1: Nonverbal communication is not important because it accounts for less than a quarter of a message’s meaning. True or false?
2: Looking for patterns or changes in nonverbal cues will allow you to read nonverbal communication more accurately. True or False?
3: Your instructor will give you a partner. When your instructor tells you to do so, try to introduce yourself to your partner without using words. You can use props, pictures, signs, and gestures if you want. Try to convey as much as you can about yourself within the time allowed.

While your partner introduces himself or herself, write down your impressions.

How accurately could you interpret your partner’s body language?

What were some of the barriers you faced in communicating nonverbally? What were some of the creative ways you devised to make your point?




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