Speaking Without Words

Non-Verbal Communication

Non-Verbal Communication

Non-verbal expression refers to expressing ideas or thought without using words.

Studies show that anywhere from 80-90% of all communication is non-verbal.

There are Nine types a non-verbal communication


-Eye Contact

-Facial Expression


-Outward Appearance




-Body Language

Two of the more important ones are Facial Expression and Body Language.


How your face looks to another person in a conversation says a lot about what you´re trying to say, or what you think of what they are saying. It typically reinforces, or contradicts oral communication. It provides Feedback to what the person is talking about, and expresses your emotion in the absence of other communication techniques.

Dont underestimate the importance of Body Language!!

Body language is a type of non-verbal communication using physical behaviors to express thoughts intentions or feelings. G W Hughes has catalogued 1,000 different postures and their accompanying gestures. According to Wharton University studies, human beings take in information about the world around us through our five senses (actually we have many more than just five that everyone thinks but that’s another article)
Eyes 82%
Ears 11%
Other senses 7%
Retention Verbal 10%
Retention Verbal – Visual 51% ( http://personalpowerinformation.blogspot.com/2008/08/body-language-facts-and-statistics.html )

Fun Fact

Lie detection is almost impossible. There is a belief that we can tell if a person is lying through body language – that a liar “can’t look you in the eye,” or displays nervous gestures. But it is nearly impossible to accurately detect lies simply through reading someone’s body language. Although deception can cause arousal, people have different “arousal displays,” so one person might look guilty, and another truthful, regardless of their veracity. There is some research that suggests that there are a few, rare individuals who are able to detect deception at levels above chance, but even these people aren’t all that accurate (this research was the basis for the TV show Lie to Me, although the show suggested incorrectly that these deception detectors were almost infallible)

Read more at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201312/5-surprising-facts-about-body-language

How to Video on Body Language: Face Reading and Facial Expressions- Tight Lipped Smile