Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Communication Skills: Language, Nonverbal, Listening

I have heard many funny things about the show The Office, but never watched it.  I chose this show because the facial expressions the actors make are priceless. I chose the first episode of the first season to view.  As I watched the show in silence, I saw many gestures and expression that were full of sarcasm, humor, and a host of other emotions.  The  main character was hysterical as were the supporting actors(which I feel are main characters as well).

When I turned the volume up, I couldn't help but laugh because all of the humor was exactly the way I've witness people interact in office settings. It was pretty much the same with the volume off as it was on, because they were accurately portraying office life.  The assumptions I made with the volume off were the same as when I turned the volume on. You saw the chemistry between the people in the office who had "office crushes" and those that were not getting along.

Off topic, this was a really funny show and i think I'll tuned in or maybe watch some old episodes.


  1. Kali, I really enjoyed reading your blog...In your blog you acknowledge that research shows that the majority of communication is nonverbal. Nonverbal communication, or body language, includes our facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and even the tone of our voice. To me, you pointed all that out...Great Post!!!!!!!!

  2. Kali,

    I have never watched this show but I have heard comments about this show. I know that non-verbal communication is just as important. Sometimes hearing the same words can make a difference in the ways that things are perceived. Thank you so much for your insight and willingness to share.

  3. Thank you ladies! I loved this assignment.

  4. Hi Kali,
    I finish this assignment today, and it was interesting. Body language is more important than I thought.

  5. I had an opposite experience, it is intersting how the show matched what you expereince in office settings. I think it makes a difference when the show is a comedy and based on daily experiences. Great post