This is the application of body language, sign language, facial expressions, and gestures to interact socially. It involves the sending and receiving of wordless messages through the use of nonverbal cues (Adler, Rodman and Du Pré, 2016). Gestures are used to communicate by way of using one’s hand, arms, or face. The message is hidden in the actions performed, such as waving a hand, which means goodbye. Body language is best communicated by postures or bodily stance. Body language is a matter of consciousness. One person communicates his agenda by changing his/her body position to reflect a message such as an arm folding to indicate contempt to another person. Clothing is also used to socially communicate aspects of a person judging by the material worn. The dressing is a nonverbal cue that sends a message about our perceptive such as wedding attire, meaning a marriage.
Visual communication is the use of imagery to communicate between two or more persons. This involves the use of images to evoke a personal perception. The messages are engraved in the images and make use of the sense of sight to portray their objective (Adler, Rodman and Du Pré, 2016). Visual communication incorporates images and videos designed by one person to communicate an idea to the masses. The quality and data visualization and graphics are directly proportional to the quality of the message.
This incorporates the art of typing symbols and words as a form of communication. The message is embedded in the written records and requires the receiver of the message to indulge in reading it. For the message to be effectively communicated, it should be clear and concise to avoid ambiguity. They come in the form of manuals, letters, and memos. This form of communication relies on grammar and word choice to convey a message from one person to another.
Adler, R. B., Rodman, G. R., & Du Pré, A. (2016). Understanding human communication (Vol. 10). Oxford University Press.