Full-spectrum Communication

Instructor: Willow Dea

Effective, conscious communication is an essential skill set for global leaders of any age. The ability to understand perspectives related to nonverbal communication, demonstrate a working ability to read others’ body language, choose an effective physical disposition for a specific context, distinguish your unconscious communication habits from newly emerging conscious communication, and understand your cultural style is fundamental to conducting yourself skillfully in the world. In this course, you will unpack the communication styles you’ve inherited, compose new movement phrases, interpret increasingly subtle nonverbal cues, and synthesize your comprehension of full spectrum communication in a definitive nonverbal narrative across three contexts, using a minimum of twelve specific nonverbal elements.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  1. Define Full Spectrum communication and accurately identify 10 elements of nonverbal communication.
  2. Describe the role of cultural styles as it applies to nonverbal communication, and effective use of physical gestures and posture.
  3. Conduct skillful use of nonverbal communication using 4 dispositions across 3 distinct contexts.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of embodiment psychology in a 3-minute video essay and compose 3 2-minute videos of their intentional use of full spectrum communication phrases, as measured and verified by peer groups who witness the direct application of these skills.
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