Scooped by The Learning Factor onto Business Brainpower with the Human Touch Scoop.it! When Words and Body Language Convey Two Different Messages From www.business2community.com - September 2, 2013 9:49 PM The Learning Factor's insight: Communication is more than just the words we speak. Words are one half of the message in communication, with non-verbal aspect making up the other half. Body language affects a great deal of how we communicate. What we say and what we communicate are two different things, if you will. Body movements and gestures, posture, eye contact, skin coloring, breathing, and even perspiration all add to the words that are spoken.Body language can even accurately convey our thoughts more than the words we speak. When a listener is confronted with conflicting signals, it is quite often that they rely on the non-verbal cues because they are natural and spontaneous.The ability to understand non-verbal communication is a powerful tool that can help one connect with others and build better relationships. Deliberately misinterpreted information and concealed motives wreak havoc on daily conversations and even in business negotiations. For this reason, it is always important to recognize and understand non-verbal communication as it speaks the loudest.