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Business Communication, 3rd Edition by P. D. Chaturvedi

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Chapter 7

Non-verbal Skills

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheardAre sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;Not to the sensual ear, but more endeard,Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone

John Keats

Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Know the meaning and characteristics of non-verbal communication.
  2. Understand the function of body talk in fully interpreting the underlying message of words.
  3. Learn positive gestures, body movements, and facial expressions.
  4. Recognize different cues and clues indicated by facial expressions, gestures, postures, body movements, and eye contact.
  5. Understand silence as a mode of communication.
  6. Learn how to build rapport.
COMMUNICATION AT WORK

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