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Non Verbal Communication: The Forgotten Art
July 1, 2016 by Aaron Lewis

Where has the appreciation for non verbal communication gone? We have an innate desire for social interaction; to talk and be heard, to listen and understand, to share and learn, to see and be seen. This is especially critical within a business context, when we are concerned with the success of various business operations rather than comparing reactions to cat fail compilations on YouTube for example – highly entertaining though they may be.

Non Verbal Communication and Social Media Networks

With the success of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram etc. came a total social media revolution. We were reconnected, we were empowered, we had an audience, we had a voice, and we shared absolutely EVERYTHING! It seemed that technology, the very stuff that arguably separated and isolated us in the first-place, now sought explicitly to do just the opposite. However, we’ve noticed that up until recently social media networks were missing one critical thing.

A Massive Feature Omission

Studies show that up to 70% of communication is non-verbal. The fact is that our interactions are always better when we can see each other. Watching body language for cues gives us a major advantage in understanding how we are perceived, if our ideas are understood, if there are misunderstandings, if there seems to be agreement and so on.

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More recently however social networks have been tinkering with the idea of augmenting their products with video to get ahead of an expected wave of next-gen mobile video capability. Facebook is betting it will be all video in a few years. All very interesting news but we were just wondering, what took so long? All this time we were missing-out, only experiencing our online social interactions at 30% of their potential.

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