Here is the task that You can use in a classroom........
Nonverbal Listening Test
1. What does the term nonverbal communication mean?
2. Give three examples of positive nonverbal communications:
3. Give three examples of negative nonverbal communications:
4. Rank order from most influential to least the following forms of
nonverbal communications as the best indications of what a person
may actually be communicating to you:
_______ Body posturing
_______ Position of arms and hands
_______ Eye contact
5. How much of the meaning of a spoken statement comes from the
actual words spoken? (check one)
6. If someone speaks in a monotone, what does this mean and what
influence does this have on his or her communications?
7. “Vocal variety” means which of the following? (check one)
a) Traveling comedy shows of the 1920s
b) The ability of a speaker to use inflections and pitch
c) The ability of the speaker to use breathing techniques
and do impersonations
8. During a meeting between you and a co-worker, he or she moves a
chair from behind the desk and asks you to sit down to discuss
something. You could interpret this nonverbal communication to
mean: (check one)
a) He or she is trying to conclude this meeting quickly.
b) He or she is distracted.
c) He or she is ready to listen to you attentively.
9. When a person crosses his or her arms during a conversation, this is
an indication that: (check one)
a) The person may not be in agreement.
b) The person is totally supportive of the other person’s
views and opinions.
10. Nonverbal communication skills are important to be a good
communicator. (check one)
With Best Wishes............
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