The Science of Nonverbal Communication

The Great Courses
Show More

Related videos

Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Vocal tone and pitch. Posture. Eye contact and blinking. Gestures. Gait. Body type and clothing choices. How much of our communication is nonverbal? In Understanding Nonverbal Communication, you'll discover that nonverbal communication is less intentional and harder to control than the words you choose to speak. Because you are less…
Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication
While the previous lectures explored the biological evolution of nonverbal communication, which are hard-wired into most living creatures, this lecture delves into the fascinating impact culture has had on nonverbal communication. Examine the nonverbal communication differences that are driven by the integration of biology and culture, including the unwritten display…
Communicating Attraction
Conclude the course by revealing how the ability to better read nonverbal communication can affect our daily relationships and help us have a better chance of success in all areas of life. From job interviews to doctor's visits, Dr. Frank will show you the impact nonverbal communication has in everyday…
The Meaning of Personal Space
Examine the biological drives, such as territorialism, that influence our nonverbal reactions. Define the three "levels" of territories and see how they affect our reaction. Understanding this is an inherent reaction in everyone can help reduce social conflicts.
Evolution’s Role in Nonverbal Communication
Unravel the long history of how nonverbal communication has evolved, how and why we originally interacted with others, and how the biological history of our bodies suggests that our ability to communicate verbally was so limited, the only way we could send messages to friends and foes was through facial…
Cross-Cultural Communication
The Cross Cultural Communication video is a powerful tool to train your employees on skills for a multicultural organization. You'll empower them to communicate more effectively, master nonverbal interaction, and understand what's really being said across cultures. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, people increasingly encounter problems when communicating with…
Interpreting Nonverbal Communication
How good are we at reading people? Can we train ourselves to be better at this skill, or is it an inherent ability? This lecture explores a number of studies that measure the ability to read facial expressions, voice and tone, and body language. Get some tips for improving your…
Hidden Clues in Vocal Tones
Probe into the nonverbal elements of the voice: the configurations of pausing, the irregularities of speech, and vocal tone. Tone includes the amplitude (volume), timbre, resonance, and pitch of the voice. How fast you talk, how much you say, and how long you wait to respond all send messages about…
Social Media in the Workplace: Advice and Best Practices
In this report, James Boyan, an attorney with the New Jersey-based law firm of Pashman Stein, explores current issues with the "social at work" scene. We'll learn about government regulation and oversight, as well as the current thinking on employer social media policies, to name just a few. By watching…
Intercultural Communicating
To be successful in today's increasingly diverse workplace, you need to train your employees on effective interaction in the cultural workforce. Intercultural Communication is a complete training program to help your people avoid misunderstandings and work more effectively with other cultures. Learning Points With this expert training program, you'll get…
Moving Forward...in the Aftermath of Trauma
Part of the Series: Business Skills Collection
How do you move forward after a disaster? What is the healthy response? The emotional aspects of traumatic events are often ignored--causing low productivity, disillusionment, and resentment within an organization. It is essential that we are prepared--physically and emotionally--for traumatic situations. This video gathers a group of leading experts in…
You've Got Customers!
Part of the Series: Business Skills Collection
In spite of all the attention given to customer service, it seems to be getting worse. What's the problem? There has been an over-emphasis on the superficial -the greeter at the door, the forced smile, and the gratuitous "have a nice day." Certainly, a pleasant manner is important, but all…