Advantages of non-verbal communication are:
1. Complementary: Non-verbal cues complement a verbal message by adding to its meaning.
2. Easy presentation: Information can be easily presented in non-verbal communication through using visual, audio-visual and silent means of non-verbal communication.
3.Substituting: Non-verbal messages may substitute for the verbal message especially if it is blocked by noise, interruption, long-distance, language barrier etc. for example; gestures-finger to lips to indicate need for quiet, facial expressions- a nod instead of a yes.
4. Reducing wastage of time: The message of non-verbal communication reached the receiver very fast. For this reason, Non-verbal cues of communication like sign and symbol can also communicate some messages very quickly than written or oral messages.