Essay on Nonverbal Communication and Active Listening

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Part I: Nonverbal Communication
Try This: Research what one hand gesture means in a different country.
(You may ask people from other countries/and or conduct your own web search or library search for answers). Some suggested countries/cultures to research might be: Italy, Japan, China, Greece, and the Middle East (10 points)

Hand gesture: middle finger

Country/Culture referenced: china

What does it mean? The number 7

Part II: Nonverbal Communication and Active Listening

Choice #1: Interview a professional about their career choice and take some notes. Focus on the non-verbal gestures and active listening that take place during the interview. Document non-verbal gestures the other person uses and your interpretation of these gestures. Do they conflict with the message being sent? While conducting the interview, be sure to use active listening statements to clarify understanding.

Some suggested topics of discussion to cover during your interview might include the following:
1) What is your current job title? Manager
2) What are your current job responsibilities? manage all workers
3) What level of education/certification must you have for this career? Associates degree
4) Did you have to train for this career once you began your job, or did your education prepare you for this position? yes I was very prepared
5) Is there opportunity for advancement in your career? yes
6) What other paths can you follow with this career? accountant
7) What are your biggest challenges in this position? To keep everything together and making sure the people are doing what they’re suppose to be doing.

Discuss at least two examples of nonverbal communication and active listening that took place during your conversation and record these items on your work file below.

Nonverbal Communication during interview: (15 points each)
Example 1: he used a lot of hand gesture and they weren’t nervous at all what message did this send? This shows that the person is used to doing these kinds of things
Example 2: there were no face expressions; he was talking to me like a normal friend.
What message did this send? It shows that he was willing to talk and not act weird about it. He talked to me like he was talking to his friend and it was great.

Active listening during interview: (15 points each)
Example 1: he wasn’t just sitting there looking bored he actually was listening and was very active.
Example 2: he gave great feedbacks.
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) I learned that when you’re a…