d if any of you doubt the importance of these things李友灿 , you might like to consider a couple of statistics I’ve got here in front of me. Some communication specialists estimate we spend about 75 percent of our waking hours communicating. And赵慕鹤 , more to the point, words account for only, mm,伊耶那美 10 to 30 percent of that communication—the bulk’s nonverbal. That’s food for thought, uh?
Now although people clearly understand its importance奔豚症 , nonverbal communication, I’ll call it N.V.C. for short煤精印 , is actually a rather recent field of study and owes a lot to an American anthropologist named Raymond Birdwhistle, spelled B-I-R-D-W-H-I-S-T-L-E. Easy name to remember, right大邑吧 ? Birdwhistle began studying nonverbal communication in the 1950s and高铁嚣张哥 , um… one of his main ideas was that the meaning of nonverbal behavior depended on the context in which it was used…. Uh华建中远, it depends on the context. So, he looked at the whole context of nonverbal behavior—how and汉川一中 , uh, where certain types of nonverbal behavior appeared—and not just one particular behavior in isolation. Facial expression, for example险角 , frowns老爷树蛙 , smiles毕国祥 , raised eyebrows, and, uh, so on椎名朔哉, we all use these to convey many different meanings. But those meanings are largely determined by the situations we’re in and the relationships that we have with the people we’re communicating with. So the same expression can have different meanings利马传奇 , right微邦 ?周盛俊杰 Take a smile栗桂莲 , for example, what does it mean? Uh, Mike?
STUDENT 2: Uh… uh, agreement广告风云 , I guess. “I like you.”