Nonverbal, Textual Communication and Interview Worksheet (10pts)
Look at the interactions between the individuals in the following photos and interpret what you think is being expressed through nonverbal communication. Please describe the nonverbal cues that lead you to these interpretations.
What is being said nonverbally by eachperson?
The lady is trying to stop her husband (maybe) so she can explain what happened. She is saying, honey, hold on it wasn’t like that. The clue is she has him by the arm, the look on her face, and her other hand is palm up like (hold on). Her husband is saying I have heard enough I don’t want to hear anything else. The clue is his hand is up telling her to stop and he is looking away from her.
If he is waiting for a job interview,what impression do you think he is going to make?
If this guy is waiting for a job interview he is going to make a horrible first impression. He looks as if he can’t be bothered to sit up straight. He looks like he would be a very lazy employee.
The clue is that he is all laided down into the chair.
What is theinterviewer (the woman on the right) communicating with her nonverbal positioning?
I think the interviewer is not very pleased with the answer the other lady has given her. The clue is her lips are in a tight line and her arms are crossed.
Compose responses to each of the following questions.
1. Define Interpersonal Communication.
Interpersonal communication: This means communication between two persons.
It is the process of developing a unique relationship with another individual by interaction and simultaneously sharing influence.
2. Which of the images demonstrates an interpersonal communication exchange? How can you tell?
I would probably say the first box. They both are communicating to each other but they aren’t face to face.
Textual communication, or content that is read or viewed, also plays a role in communicating with others. Textual information may gain deeper meaning when the text is spoken or viewed in a specific context versus when it is read.
Read the following quotes and write a 75- to 100-word interpretation of what you think is being expressed.
Discuss textual VS spoken communication. For each quote address if it has a stronger meaning spoken or read. Explain why.
· “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” (The Outline of History, Ch. 41)
—H. G. Wells
Response: By reading this quote I think that it’s talking about if there is no education then the world would just simply collide into catastrophe. Seeing as how I had to read this and reread it a few times before finally reading it out loud and understanding it better. So In my opinion I think it has a stronger meaning spoken than read.
· “The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.
We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
— John F. Kennedy (1961 Inaugural Address)
Response: This famous Inaugural Address John F. Kennedy gave speaks to me about All American citizens to come together and act in support of their government and citizens all over the world and to join together in peace. I feel that this particular message is stronger read because it allows the reader to really slow down and comprehend everything it says.
Watch the following video by copying and pasting it into your browser:
And answer the following questions while observing the video.
1. The video states that most employers are asking these types of questions in interviews.
Response: Behavioral Based questions
Describe what that means.
Response: It basically provides a structure in which asks the interviewee a series of examples, the actions that were taken and the outcome of each one.
2. When giving an example while in an interview, the video suggests that you include:
Response: What exactly you did, what you were responsible for providing, and how all of that played a role in the end outcome. *You always need to provide the actions you took and the outcome of it all.*
3. The video suggests you should include these 4 elements when being asked the question -
“Tell me a little bit about yourself.”
Response: Keeping it Brief, Concise, Relevant, and Assertive should help you through the hard and difficult questions