Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work: Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication Quotations

Executives attending a meeting exhibit nonverbal communication that says that the meeting is not very exciting.
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Looking for an inspirational quote about nonverbal communication for workplace use? These are some of my favorites for your newsletter, business presentation, website or inspirational posters.

Find out more about nonverbal communication through these quotes and improve your communication in general by paying attention to these quotes. See, too, the simple secrets of great communicators.

Quotations About Nonverbal Communication

”The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.” --Peter F. Drucker

”But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.” --Abraham Maslow

"People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude." --John C. Maxwell

"Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words." -- Deborah Bull

”What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” --Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."  --Charles Dickens

"The body never lies."  --Martha Graham

"Nonverbal communication forms a social language that is in many ways richer and more fundamental than our words." --Leonard Mlodinow

"There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it." --Dale Carnegie

"A great attitude toward your approach to an interview—demonstrated by your good posture—is everything." --Cindy Ann Peterson

”If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him.” --F. Scott Fitzgerald, about Gatsby

"Experienced trial attorneys tend to rely on instinct when picking a jury. You get an idea of the kind of people that you are looking for and pay careful attention to their answers and body language." --James Diamond

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." --Hans Hofmann

"Every kind of language is... specialized form of bodily gesture, and in this sense, it may be said that the dance is the mother of all languages... an original language of total bodily gesture.

"This 'original' language of total bodily gesture is thus the one and only real language, which everybody who is in any way expressing himself is using all the time. What we call speech and the other kinds of language are only parts of it which have undergone specialized development." --R.G. Collingwood

"When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

”The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” --Ludwig Wittgenstein

"You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people's behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what's really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do." --Ron Silver

"You can tell a lot by someone's body language." --Harvey Wolter

"Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble."
--Yehuda Berg

"There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words and still not understand you. And there are others who will understand without you even speaking a word." --Yasmin Mogahed

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others." --Anthony Robbins

"In terms of nonverbal communication, by not seeing the full face - whether it's bangs in the eyes of a woman or a man  or a beard - there can be some who perceive the individual is hiding something."
--Judith Rasband

"We're losing social skills, the human interaction skills, how to read a person's mood, to read their body language, how to be patient until the moment is right to make or press a point. Too much exclusive use of electronic information dehumanizes what is a very, very important part of community life and living together." --Vincent Nichols

"Body language is essential for an actress, even if you don't use your body in an athletic way. Just to be free, to use it like your voice. A body can be small and have incredible violence. A body talks." --Anne Parillau

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