Phillip Jenkins

ISBN-13: 978-1-935987-37-6

# pages: 125


Suggested Retail: $31.95



Non-Verbal Communication: They Key to Verbal Competency is designed for the student seeking to understand the daily barrage of non-verbal messages, the layperson interested in becoming a better communicator, and the expert who wishes to sharpen their non-verbal interpretive skills. Each chapter is written in clear language and backed with scientific research, case studies, and examples. Both qualitative and quantitative research supports the latest findings which allow the reader to pinpoint and access proven key strategies for improvement.

This publication covers topics such as the seven basic emotions which are universally understood and the role played by the brain in processing these non-verbal actions. Other chapters include the developmental stages of non-verbal communication, the role played by non-verbal communication in politics, and the using non-verbal communication as a diagnostic tool for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and other similar disorders which impact communication competency.

Unconventional applications of non-verbal communication strategies to achieve verbal competency is the focal point of this book. Various techniques along with recommendations for improvement are also addressed. Finally, this book is intended to improve verbal competency by fine-tuning non-verbal skills.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1   Introduction

Chapter 2   The Seven Basic Emotions

Chapter 3   The Brain and Nonverbal Communication

Chapter 4   The Developmental Stages of Nonverbal Communication

Chapter 5   Interpretation of Nonverbal Cues in Politics

Chapter 6   Nonverbal Communication as a Tool of Identifying Lies

Chapter 7   Steps to Improving Nonverbal Communication

Chapter 8   Nonverbal Communication as a Diagnostic Tool

Chapter 9   Nonverbal Communication as a Treatment Tool

Chapter 10   The “Rain Man” Effect

Chapter 11   Animal Research and Nonverbal Communication

Chapter 12   Conclusion

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C


About the Author(s): Phillip Jenkins

Phillip Jenkins was born in Fort Worth, Texas and attended University of Texas at Arlington where he majored in Speech Communication. After completing his Bachelor's Degree, he continued his studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas where he received a Master's Degree in Speech Communication. Immediately afterward, Jenkins went to work in Dallas, Texas at Buena Vista Distribution (Walt Disney Productions). Disney moved him to Washington, DC where he worked for the next year.

Later, Jenkins accepted a position as an executive at 20th Century Fox Film Corporation in Washington, DC and was subsequently relocated to a suburban Detroit location, Southfield, Michigan, where he spent the next two years. Twentieth Century Fox then moved him to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he lived for five months. His next move was to New York City where he worked as Branch Manager in charge of Upstate New York Theatres.

Following his film work in Washington, DC, Detroit, Philadelphia, and New York, Jenkins moved back home to Dallas. After relocating back to Texas, he decided to work on a Ph.D. Degree in Education which opened the door for his work as a professor in the area of Speech Communication, Broadcast, and Film.


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