Think of two words that have strong connotations for you – How does your connotation differ from the denotation – How might your connotation differ from another person’s? – Which type of unsupportive messages do you think has the potential to separate people the most?
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1.Think of two words that have strong connotations for you. How does your connotation differ from the denotation? How might your connotation differ from another person’s?
2.Which type of unsupportive messages do you think has the potential to separate people the most? Why? Which one do you have the most difficulty avoiding (directing toward others)? Why?
3.Identify something you learned about bias related to one of the five cultural identities that you didn’t know before. What can you do now to be more aware of how verbal communication can reinforce cultural biases?
4.When someone sends you a mixed message in which the verbal and nonverbal messages contradict each other, which one do you place more meaning on? Why?
5.Many people do not think of time as an important part of our nonverbal communication. Provide an example of how chronemics sends nonverbal messages in academic settings, professional settings, and personal settings.
6.List some nonverbal skills that you think you need to work on and explain what you could do to make improvements.