Communication | English homework help

Read ch. 6 before you do this Nonverbal Experiment in Conversation-have fun!

Nonverbal Experiment for three 

Gather two friends or family members to work with you. Tell them you are going to work with nonverbal communication and explain what it is and what is “looks like.” You write up a list of nonverbal cues and give it to the observer so they can make check marks or marks when you use a nonverbal cue (like raising your eyebrows-use the textbook to find cues to write down).

Set it up so that two of you are going to have a conversation first and the third person will observe your nonverbal communication (he or she can write down what you or the other person does nonverbally).

The two of you can begin a normal conversation at this point with the third person noting what your nonverbal communication is at this time.  Stop after 3 minutes.

Then ask the observer to note your nonverbal cues again but call out to you or the other person when you do anything nonverbal (this lets you know that you are doing the nonverbal behavior). For you and the other person in your conversation-try not to use any nonverbal cues as you continue your conversation. Continue your conversation without ANY nonverbal cues and have the observer time you and your conversation partner and call out when either of you uses any nonverbal cues. You can still use verbal communication but no nonverbal communication.

Do this for three minutes. If you want to fully share the experience you can rotate the roles so that each person has an opportunity to call out the nonverbal cues.

Write a short report (no longer than 1/2 to one page) on your experience and post it here. Read and respond to two other classmates. Answer these questions in your post:

Identify the specific nonverbal cues that you had to struggle to stop using. What function did these play (p.176 from the textbook) for you?

What did it feel like for you to talk without any nonverbal cues?

What did it feel like to listen without any nonverbal cues?

What impact did it have on any conversations (topic, depth, breadth of topics) that you were able to have to not use any nonverbal cues?

Adler, Rodman, and DuPre talk about the need for us to be aware of our “most notable nonverbal behaviors” (p 191). What are your most notable nonverbal behaviors?

What nonverbal cue was the hardest to give up for you during this conversation? The easiest?

Place your order
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

New Look, Same Us. Enjoy 10% OFF this October using the coupon code: essay10