Interpersonal communication is the exchanging of information, ideas, and feelings between two or more people through verbal or non-verbal methods. It often includes voice, facial expressions, body language, and gestures.

Friendliness – A friendly tone, personal question, showing interest or a smile encourages open and honest communication

Confidence – Demonstrates conviction and commitment that you will follow through.

Empathy – This shows you are listening and respect other opinions.

Open-mindedness – Maintaining a flexible mindset allows you to embrace other people’s points of view.

Gestures – Waving, pointing, or using your hands when speaking to emphasize and modify what you say.

Eye Contact – Using one’s eyes to communicate attraction, affection, hostility, and interest.

Space – Using personal space can communicate intimacy, affection, or aggression.

Voice – Timing, pace, volume, tone, and inflection convey everything from enthusiasm to disapproval.