The world today is a global village probably this has been made possible by the efforts of the continuous technological advancement. Most of my time in a day I find myself making use of my mobile gadget. It has made interaction and communication less of a task. I can communicate with a person who is thousands of miles away. Computer-Mediated Communication has become part of our everyday life (Thurlow et al, 2004). It has significantly influenced our communication and our social networking.
Non-verbal communication accounts for up to nearly 70% of human communication. This means that it is not possible to complete communication without a non-verbal form of communication. With the interaction gadgets of sending and receiving messages, non-verbal communication regulates the relationships between the messages and the meaning and in a way support or even try to replace the verbal communication. Non-verbal communication is very useful where there is the need to avoid straightforward expression as well as to emphasize the meaning as a way of supporting verbal communication.
My interaction illustrated the use of language for expression and showcased my attitude. I was able to express my feelings. Verbal communication is important because it relays the actual, concise, and strong messages. Non-verbal on the other hand ensures that information is accurate, clear as well as removing the ambiguity (Thurlow et al, 2004). Verbal skills can create opportunities for individuals to inform one another, debate. It also gives room for clarification of misunderstanding as well as persuading someone to do something.
According to Bevan and Sole, some of the strategies that can help improve verbal and non-verbal communication in computer-mediated communication stresses the need to have an extensive knowledge of vocabulary. This is very important because it will enable more word choices as well as offering feedback to others on how you have interpreted both their verbal and non-verbal communication.
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