Gestures & eye contact

Nonverbal communication

what is it?

Nonverbal communication is a system of symbolic behavior that includes all forms of communication except words. Examples: -sounds -body language -environmental factors (time, touch, distance, and objects or artifact)

Gestures

a gesture is a form of nonverbal communication or non-vocal communication. Gestures include movement of the hands , face or other parts of the body. Gestures allow individuals to communicate feeling and thoughts.

Eye contact

It is thought to have a large influence on social behavior. Eye contact and facial expression provide important social and emotional information. Eye contact is a sign of respect to the one your speaking with. Eye contact is also an important element of flirting