Stop, Look and Listen: Nonverbal Communication and Active Listening

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Part I: Nonverbal Communication. Investigate the significance of a particular hand gesture in a different country by conversing with individuals from various countries or conducting online or library research. It is advisable to explore countries/cultures like Italy, Japan, China, Greece, and the Middle East. (10 points)

Hand gesture:

Country or Culture Mentioned:

What is the meaning?

Part II: Nonverbal Communication and Active Listening

If you choose Option #1, you will need to interview a professional in your desired career field. During the interview, observe the interviewee’s non-verbal cues and their level of engagement. Take note of any non-verbal gestures displayed by the interviewee and try to interpret their significance. Evaluate whether these gestures match the message being communicated. Moreover, apply active listening techniques throughout the interview to ensure complete understanding.

Here are some suggested discussion topics for your interview:

  • What is your current job title?

  • What are your current job responsibilities?

  • What level of education/certification is required for this career?

  • Did you receive any training for this career after starting your job, or did your education adequately prepare you?

  • Are there opportunities for career advancement in your field?

6) What other career paths can you pursue?

7) What are the major challenges you face in this position?

Record on your workfile below at least two examples of nonverbal communication and active listening that took place during your conversation.

Nonverbal Communication during interview: (15 points each)

Example 1:

What was the conveyed message of this?

Example 2:
What was the message conveyed by this?

Active listening during interview: (15 points each)

Example 1:

Example 2:

B. Reflecting on the interview you conducted, what did you learn about their career? In five or more sentences, discuss your interest in this career and how the interview impacted your interest. (20 points)

C. As you reflect on the conducted interview, contemplate the nonverbal communication that occurred. Take into account elements such as facial expressions, body language, clothing, tone, etc. Did any of these aspects affect your perception of this individual or their profession? Explain your reasoning. (10 points)

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