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Communication Skills - Perception and Nonverbal Communication

Learn about visual culture, perception, and non-verbal communication, and improve your communication skills today.

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Effective communication skills can make every aspect of your life easier, more enjoyable, and more productive. And there are so many communication techniques that most people never use, or aren’t even aware of. Many people think communication is all about words, but there are some really powerful non-verbal communication techniques that are just as useful. This course will introduce you to these non-verbal techniques in a short, simple manner.





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This course introduces you to the communication skills of effective perception and non-verbal communication. The course begins by guiding you through to the basics of interpersonal perception. You will explore important concepts such as visual culture and visual perception, and before then learning about the basics of auditory perception. The course then discusses how these types of perception can impact your interpersonal communication skills in a really positive way.

Next, the course will teach you 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. The course will then guide you through facial expressions and how to interpret facial expressions effectively. By the end of this section, you will have an interesting and useful understanding of important non-verbal signals which will really boost your communication skills..

Everyone is constantly giving off little non-verbal signals to each other, but most of us don’t know how to do this intentionally, or how to recognise what other people’s non-verbal signals mean. With this course, you will gain the ability to recognise and use non-verbal communication effectively. That’s both a really useful skill and a pretty interesting piece of knowledge! So go on, get started today and by the end of the week you will have gained a great new skill.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Explain how the way we view things affects our perception. - Discuss the move from text to images. - Explain 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 perception. - Discuss sound perception. - Explain different terms to differentiate types of sound. - Discuss the relation 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. - Discuss the importance of facial expressions to communication. - Explain the difference between genuine and false expressions.


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