Good communication is the foundation of a successful relationship. Both personally or professionally. It however, important to note that we communicate not only with words but a lot more.
Research has proved that majority of our communication is nonverbal. Nonverbal communication or body language, includes our facial expressions, gesture, gesture, eye contact and even the tone of our voice. In other words. Body language is a form of non-verbal communication which consists of body posture, gesture, facial expressions, and eye movement, Humans send and interpret such signals almost entirely subconsciously.
Verbal communication accounts for only about 7 percentage of the meaning that others extract from our words about 38 percent accounted for by intonation, inflection, pitch, emphasis, speed, and volume, and the remaining 55 percent by body language ( eye , face, size, posture, motion, and gesture, ) consequently.
If you want to be a good communicator. You need to be skilled in nonverbal communication as verbal communications, the ability to understand and use nonverbal communication is a powerful tool that will help you connect with others. Express what you really mean. Negative challenging situations. And build a better relationship at home or outside.
Therefore, by now it should be clear that the body language we use to decide to a Large extent the quality of our communication.
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Body language is also interlinked with spoken language and a whole pattern of behavior from a person. As well as that, various body language sign can complement each other to make a particular meaning crystal clear or strengthen the meaning of what we communicate.
Various ways of increasing the credibility of body language
- Eye Contact:–
Eye contact is one of the another excellent means of reflecting sound body language. Lack of eye contact suggests dishonesty or disrespect
- Posture :- Good posture when standing or seated indicates that you are in control and have confidence i. Yourself. It also is a sign of respect for others. A slouch or shoulders can convey indifference. Ineptitude or withdrawal.
- Gesture: – Gesture can help to help or support or negate a verbal message. Defensive gesture such as arms folded across the body or hand fidgeting with clothes, hair, or objecs tend to erode credibility and evoke suspicion in the mind of the listener. Hands on the lips is a aggressive gesture. Particularly when you’re standing and the other party is seated in the front of you hands held in the steeple position convey confidence and also a sense of power.
- Facial Expression: -Facial expression are another excellent means of reflecting a sound body language.
These contribute a lot in enhancing the tone of intensity of the subject matter being discussed and lead it on to a meaningful direction.
once you understand nonverbal communication, you can be more effective as communicator—both in delivering messages and a truly understanding message delivered by other.