In Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk about presence, she shares observations about non-verbal communication.  Most people translate that to be body language, posture, facial expressions, etc. and all of that is included. 

What fascinated me is that non-verbal communication also includes emojis.  We know these little symbols communicate meaning beyond words when you add them to your texts or emails, but they also help others form impressions about you.  Whether you add them or you don’t they are transmitting a message just like your facial expressions.

We communicate intentionally or unintentionally, by what we say or don’t say, and by what we add in non-verbals or don’t add. Take care that those embellishments in your texts are transmitting the message you wish to send. (-:

— beth triplett

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