About 3V Communications

Dr. Albert Mehrabian

Dr. Albert Mehrabian

3V Communications is partly based on the work of Dr. Albert Mehrabian.  Some of his early but important studies showed that feelings and attitude were conveyed to others 7% through words, 38% by voice tone and 55% by facial expressions. That meant 93% of interactive communication was non-verbal!  Even though this was based on limited studies and cannot be applied too broadly today to all communication interactions, it serves to remind us that there are three modalities of communication (What I call the 3 Vs) and that the old adage remains true:  It’s not what you say, but how you say it!

The 3 V's are: Verbal (our words, phrases, grammar, slang etc.), Vocal (our rhythm, speed, volume, intonation etc.) and Visual (body language, gestures, attire, accessories, environment, etc.).  When we synchronize the 3Vs we get a 4th V - a Vibe.  That is the feeling we receive from someone's verbal and non-verbal communication. 

3V Communications is owned and operated by Ric Phillips (see Our Staff), and works with other coaches, trainers and companies in its pursuit to provide the private and public sector with the highest standard in interpersonal and professional communication training. Since 2002, Ric's profesional coaching has aided individuals, organizations, government and companies in reaching their communication development goals, sky-rocketing confidence levels, and realizing new potential.

3V coaches individuals and executives. We use a holistic approach that includes verbal, vocal and visual communication skills training. We offer one-to-one private executive communication coaching. We specialize in training managers, supervisors, executives, directors, independent professionals and entrepreneurs. We have extensive knowledge training professionals with ESL (English as a Second Language) as well. 

3V offers customized communication skills development for your team/staff.  We create highly engaging and interactive communication workshops (see Workshops page) for companies both here and abroad. Corporate training workshops can be accompanied by pre/post assessments, or individual coaching.  

3V creates industry-specific communication assessments (see Assessments page) for individuals or organizations that help evaluate candidates for recruiting and training purposes.  

Let us know how we can improve your professional and interpersonal communication skills!