Principles and Practice of Communication

  • This scene is taken from the movie Scent of a Woman. The main characters in the scene are Al Pacino as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, Chris O’Donnell as Charlie Simms, and Gabrielle Anwar as Donna.
    Employ your understanding of the types of nonverbal cues to discuss in detail all TEN cues and corresponding messages evident in the above video clip.
  • The year is 2018. Pedro Flores is a 23-year-old Mexican exchange student in Singapore. He is invited by his classmate, Zhang Wei, to celebrate Chinese New Year with his family in their home.
    Identify and discuss FOUR ways in which culture could influence nonverbal communication in the upcoming interaction between Pedro Flores and Zhang Wei’s family members. Support your discussion with hypothetical examples for the various ways.