Unit 4 Discussion

Throughout this course, you will have many opportunities to respond to other people’s opinions and comments. After you have completed the Reading for the week, respond to the questions below. Discussion responses should be on topic, original writing, contribute to the quality of the Discussion by making frequent informed references to course materials and the course textbook (include proper APA in-text citations), and be a minimum of 200 words in length. Please refer to your Discussion Rubric for grading details.

Interpreting Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal communication replaces, reinforces, and can contradict verbal communication.

For this Discussion, please respond to the following:

  • Describe a time when one of the six categories of nonverbal cues (personal presentation and environment, chronemics, proxemics, haptics, and/or kinesics) caused you to misinterpret the message in a work situation or a personal setting.
  • Using the guidelines for improving nonverbal communication in the textbook, explain what you could have done differently and why.