All animals communicate.
They wiggle their noses; switch their tails, sniff, bark, run in circles…
We humans sometimes think our only means of communication is words. In reality we use all our senses to make contact with others.
These recent election debates have been a wonderful primer on all the non-verbal ways humans communicate.
Maybe one of the unexpected 'take-aways' of this extraordinary time in our country is sensitizing us to all that non-verbal communication!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
GOING NON-VERBAL… THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
Here's a fun way to use these debates - play the non-verbal game!
Think about each of the debates you watched.
How many of the non-verbal cues did you pick up on?
How did they affect you?
Now to really have some fun, try them out…
Pretend you are each of the 'actors' and mimic their behavior.
How do you feel as you do this?
What clues might this give you to what these people were trying to 'say'?
Now ask yourself how many of these behaviors you actually use in your own every day life?
Want to change anything?