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An Introduction to Body Language and its Components

In this free online course, learn about the different components and gestures involved in Body Language.

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In this free online course, learn about the different components and gestures involved in Body Language. Learn the definition of monochronic and polychronic orientation, olfactics, and Gustorics. Paralanguage, which refers to what is left and perceived after deducting the verbal contents of a speech, will be discussed. Boost your Body Language knowledge and skills by studying this comprehensive course.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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In this free online course, you are introduced to the world of Body Language Components. You will explore the three computer-mediated communication theories, as well as the value of positive body language in the communication process and the evolution of Digital Body Language. Demonstrations, examples and assessment questions in this instructor-led video-based course, are designed to provide you with a comprehensive foundation, which will enable you to take serious steps into this career.

The course begins by introducing you to the definition of Paralanguage and the difference between monochronic and polychronic cultures. Then, the concept of alternants will be discussed, which refers to the vocal sounds that occur independently of verbal utterances. You will explore the concept of Gustorics, a study of how taste can be used as a means of communication.

Next, you will learn about the human voice, modifiers and alternants. You will gain insight into the role of chronemics in the communication process, and you will discover the importance of understanding physical appearance. Finally, you will study chromatics, silence, and digital body language. This course will be of interest to Social Science students, or those professionals in management, communication or human resource fields. Why wait? Start this course today!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the components of Body Language
  • Discuss the connotations of Paralanguage
  • Explain the three categories of Paralanguage
  • Describe the two main orientations of Time
  • Discuss Chromatics, Olfactics and Physical Appearance
  • Explain the Role of Colors in the Communication Process
  • Discuss the role of Digital Body Language in nonverbal communication
  • Discuss the constraints and boundaries of Body Language


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