Nonverbal Communication Skills Essay

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Nonverbal Communication Codes
• View the following video located on the student website:

o ABC News' 20/20: That’s So Rude: Cultural Differences in Manners between Japan and the U.S. (2006)

• Analyze the nonverbal communication codes demonstrated in the video.
• Answer the questions located below each image from the video.
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1. What cultural barriers are seen in this image?
In this imagine we see adolescents rebelling to adults in the way they dress. Young teens in Japan start to refuse the kimono, and they dress more fashionable. This is not appreciated by the Japanese culture which used to have the shame culture, which is a code that shows what
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By isolating the smokers in segregate areas, will reduce the nonverbal communication message that smokers give to the other people.

4. What nonverbal communication skills and strategies could be used to communicate effectively in this situation?
Well I think is enough not to see people smoking to reduce the willing to smoke to people.
I was a smoker and every time I was seeing someone smoking I was thinking about cigarettes all the time. If I was in an environment of no smokers, then I was not willing to light a cigarette. Isolating the smokers was the strategy to avoid sending nonverbal communication in public.
Japanese culture thinks that smoking in public is a bad habit and is not a good manner.

1. What cultural barriers can be seen in this image?
The cultural barrier showed in the clip is not accepting the new generation way of communication which nowadays is the mobile phone, text messages and mass media. People do not accept the idea of communicating in different ways and use the phone in public areas, while walking, waiting the subway, at the airport and so on.

2. What nonverbal messages are being sent in this image?
The nonverbal communication showed in this imagine is e parson busy at the phone, because everyone now connect that non-verbal communication as a person that is using the phone and at the same time they show that this person is busy communicating with

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