ASIP-VC-3 Non-Verbal Communication Maroney Obama


Scenario: This image is an official White House photograph of President Barack Obama and U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, sporting her "not impressed" face. Take a moment to reflect on the image. What types of non-verbal cues can you infer from the photo? Do your own inferences differ from what is proposed in the hot spots? Hint: notice the location, the facial expressions, the clothes, and the body language.

Instructions: Click on each of the six question marks in the image to learn more. 

References: Reproduced from Sue Pratt, Non-verbal Communication Activity, available under a CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 International license.

Attribution: This activity is used in the Arts & Science Internship Program's open educational resource, "Ideation and Planning Skills for Employment Success", available through eCampusOntario's Open Library in Spring 2023.

This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy visit: