Communication Is Important For Our Daily Life Essay

717 Words Oct 15th, 2015 3 Pages
Chapter Journal Communication is very important to our daily life, but sometimes people will not say what they mean, in stead, their body movements and gestures tell the truth. Nonverbal communication is the “study of communication systems that do not involve words” (Trenholm, 99). These nonverbal messages may be more important than verbal messages because what we do often conveys more meanings than what we say. Touch is “an important form of nonverbal communication, and its study is sometimes called haptics” (Trenholm, 120). Touch can conveys a lot of different meanings to the people around us and also each culture has their own regulation of “how and how often their members touch” (Trenholm, 120). I found a good example of this concept from one of my sister’s interpersonal communication textbook called the Interplay by Ronald B. Adler, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, and Russell F. Proctor II. The short article is about how is touching related to career success. One short story from the article is about the benefits for both the patients and the physicians when the physicians give a slight touch when prescribing. The touch can reveal more “self-disclosure, client self-acceptance, and better client-therapist relationships” (Adler, Rosenfeld, Proctor II, 193). Touch can also increase success in sales and marketing. One research showed that customers who are touch by a greeter in the store are willing to spent more time shopping and end up buying more than needed. As…

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