Non-verbal Communication can be defined as all the messages that are not encoded with words. As a result persons can communicate non-verbally through: Kinesics which is how we communicate with our bodies; Proxemics which is how we communicate with space; as well as appearance, color and time. These various mediums of non-verbal communication offer numerous advantages as people judge effective communication on the things not said, rather on how they are said. Studies have shown that a large amount of the total impact of any given message consists of non-verbal factors. Unfortunately lack of the spoken word for clarification often lead to various misunderstandings as we will later discuss.
Have you ever heard the statement "It's not what you say but how you say it"? Have you ever thought about the implications of this sentence in relation to communication? You see, with non-verbal communication your attire and body language do the speaking for you. Imagine this: