Focusing on Nonverbal Communication

In looking at verbal communication differences, we suggested some awareness and action tips that can help you as an individual become more effective with the other gender. In a similar vein, let’s look now at nonverbal communication. Here are some differences you may need to navigate every day at work.
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• Women tend to communicate with their facial expressions, using more variety than men, especially to show approval (which in turn keeps social cohesion secure). For instance, they nod when someone is speaking more than men do. Keep in mind that their nodding does not necessarily mean agreement; it may only mean “Yes, I hear you.”
• Women tend to hold more eye ...

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