Something as small as an eyebrow raise can speak volumes. Paralinguistics, a part of nonverbal communications, makes up 40 percent of our communication and consists of tone, pitch, volume, pauses and throat clears. These signals are five times more communicative than words!
Movement is also very telling—the body can make more than 700,000 unique movements and 10,000 facial configurations.
A firm handshake shows confidence; a brush of the hand can convey sexual interest; a pat on the back provides support. Our interpersonal communication is more than exchanging words. Take notice of the messages you’re sending with the subtle language of tone, expression and touch. You’re saying more than you do with words!
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