Communication Skills - Perception and Non-Verbal Communication - Revised

Learn about Perception and Non-verbal communications and how to use them effectively when communicating with others.

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Learn about Perception and Non-verbal communications and how to use them effectively when communicating with others.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This course teaches you about the communication skills of effective perception and non-verbal communication. The course starts by introducing you to the basics of interpersonal perception. You will learn about important concepts such as visual culture and visual perception, before been guided through the basics of auditory perception.

You will then delve into how these types of perception can impact your interpersonal communication skills in a really positive way. With the next part of the course been about about the most important aspects of non-verbal communication, you will look at the ways in which the body communicates non-verbally, including concepts such as space and gestures. After which you will be taught about facial expressions and how to interpret facial expressions effectively.

Studying this course will give you an interesting and useful understanding of important non-verbal signals which will really boost your communication skills. Most of us don't know how to recognise non-verbal signals people give off or how to intentionally give off no-verbal signals, with this course you will gain the ability to recognise and use non-verbal communication effectively.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the move from text to images
  • Outline what is meant by the problem of simulacrum
  • Discuss what is meant by perception
  • Explain what is meant by attention
  • Discuss different types of visual and sound perception
  • Examine the relationship between sound perception and visual perception
  • Discuss the research that has been done into communication components
  • Explain nonverbal communication in relation to emotion
  • Discuss how space is used in nonverbal communication
  • Outline the importance of facial expressions to communication
  • Identify the differences between genuine and false expressions


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