Cocktail Party, The

Subgroup Size

Small Group


1 hour

External Cost



Blohm, J. (1997). The cocktail party: Exploring nonverbal communication. In A. E. Fantini (Ed.), New ways in teaching culture (pp. 80-84). TESOR. 

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. "Talk with people who exhibit different nonverbal behaviors from one's own. 2. Analyze the feelings those behaviors produce and ascribe corresponding attributes. 3. Consider nonverbal behaviors as part of the whole communication process, with the strong potential for unconscious miscommunication in a new cultural setting. 4. Explore relationships between nonverbal language, culture, and world view" (Blohm, 1997, p. 80).