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Body Language and   Clothing for  Presentations  American Pragmatics and Culture            Spring 2012       Ms. Candice ...
OverviewBody Language – By the BookBody Language –Other TipsClothing –By the BookClothing – Other Tips
Body Language for          PresentingMost Material Adapted from Presentation Skills by Steve                       Mandel
Body Language:             According to Steve Mandel:             “It’s not just what you say but how you say it”         ...
Movement: By the Book             Don’t stand in one spot the whole time (like a tree)              Take an occasional ste...
Movement: By the Book             “Stay close, stay direct, stay involved”                Stay away from the lectern      ...
Movement: Other TipsMoving around is good, but don’t do it all the timeDon’t move to fast eitherTry to use the entire spac...
Gestures: By the Book             Our anxiety tends to be displayed by our gestures.             Try to control nervous ge...
Gestures:                            What Not To Do             Don’t keep your hands in your pockets             Don’t ke...
Don’tsHands in Pockets               Hands Behind BackFig Leaf            Crossed Arms          Wringing Hands
Facial ExpressionsUse all of them as necessaryhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090813142131.htm
Voice: By the Book             Be aware of volume                A soft voice can be viewed as a lack of confidence       ...
Voice: Other TipsTry to avoid being monotone by varying intonationRaise pitch and volume slightly for key pointsWatch the ...
Posture: By the Book             Keep your posture erect, but relaxed             Stand up straight (but not stiff)       ...
Good Posturehttp://www.fitness-programs-for-life.com/posture.html
Analyze Posture             Which of these is okay for a presenter?http://emotisys.net/category/master/
Posture: Other Tips             Be aware of your audience’s posture.http://www.mbanetbook.co.in/2010/05/presentations-post...
Eye Contact: By the Book             Speak to one person at a time when you present             Make eye contact for 3-5 s...
ClothingHow to Dress for a Presentation
Dress CodesFormal (black-tie)Semi-FormalBusinessBusiness CasualCasualStreetwearSports/Athletic
Formal (Black-Tie)This would normally be worn to a formal functionlike a ball, dinner, or other high society event.
Semi-Formal      Women            Dresses and dress suits that fall at or below the knee,            cocktail dresses that...
Semi -Formal      Men            A sports jacket, slacks, vest and tie or a dark or light            business suit with dr...
Business Attirehttp://www.askmen.com/fashion/keywords/business-attire.html
Business Attire for Menhttp://blog.dresses-shopping.com/business-dress-code/
Business Attire for                      Womenhttp://blog.wearittowork.co.uk/default,date,2010-04-06.aspx
Business Casual http://washingtonprogram.ucdavis.edu/BusinessCasualWomen.htm
Casualhttp://humanresources.about.com/od/dresscodesforwork/ig/Casual-Dress-Code/Casual-Dress-Code.-5YY.htm
Streetwearhttp://www.grooveeffect.com/m-style/092308-jack-threads---your-daily-stre.php
Sports/Athleticwear
Swimwear
Presentation AttireBusiness or Business Casual are usually appropriatedepending on the situation.If you are not sure how t...
Presentation Attire -        MenCasual wear and suits should be well-tailoredMen’s suit coats are designed to be buttonedS...
Presentation Attire-       WomenClothes should fit well but not too tightlyFind two or three colors that work well with yo...
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    1. 1. Body Language and Clothing for Presentations American Pragmatics and Culture Spring 2012 Ms. Candice Quiñones
    2. 2. OverviewBody Language – By the BookBody Language –Other TipsClothing –By the BookClothing – Other Tips
    3. 3. Body Language for PresentingMost Material Adapted from Presentation Skills by Steve Mandel
    4. 4. Body Language: According to Steve Mandel: “It’s not just what you say but how you say it” Movement Gestures Facial Expression Voice Posture Eye contactFrom Presentation Skills by Steve Mandel
    5. 5. Movement: By the Book Don’t stand in one spot the whole time (like a tree) Take an occasional step or two Follow the principal “Look, move, plant” Look at the person you are going to move toward Move Plant your feet and stop movingFrom Presentation Skills by Steve Mandel
    6. 6. Movement: By the Book “Stay close, stay direct, stay involved” Stay away from the lectern Stay within 4-6 feet of the first row Keep your body facing the audience as much as possible Speak only when looking at peopleFrom Presentation Skills by Steve Mandel
    7. 7. Movement: Other TipsMoving around is good, but don’t do it all the timeDon’t move to fast eitherTry to use the entire spaceIf you need to point at something, use a pointer orthe mouse Don’t step in front of the projector
    8. 8. Gestures: By the Book Our anxiety tends to be displayed by our gestures. Try to control nervous gestures Relax (but not too much) Let your hands relax and rest by your sides between gestures Natural gestures will add to a presentation, not distract the audienceFrom Presentation Skills by Steve Mandel
    9. 9. Gestures: What Not To Do Don’t keep your hands in your pockets Don’t keep hands “handcuffed” behind your back Don’t keep your arms crossed Don’t use the “Fig-leaf” position for hands Fig-leaf= folding one hand over the other in front of the body (lower or upper) Don’t wring your handsFrom Presentation Skills by Steve Mandel
    10. 10. Don’tsHands in Pockets Hands Behind BackFig Leaf Crossed Arms Wringing Hands
    11. 11. Facial ExpressionsUse all of them as necessaryhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090813142131.htm
    12. 12. Voice: By the Book Be aware of volume A soft voice can be viewed as a lack of confidence and could hurt your credibility Speaking too loud could mean your hearing is impaired Do a volume check before you begin, simply ask the people in the back of the room if they can hear you.Source Presentation Skills by Steve Mandel
    13. 13. Voice: Other TipsTry to avoid being monotone by varying intonationRaise pitch and volume slightly for key pointsWatch the audience for cues about your volumePace yourself: Slow down Use pauses
    14. 14. Posture: By the Book Keep your posture erect, but relaxed Stand up straight (but not stiff) Evenly distribute your weight Don’t be shifting your weight from one hip to the other (it can be distracting)From Presentation Skills by Steve Mandel
    15. 15. Good Posturehttp://www.fitness-programs-for-life.com/posture.html
    16. 16. Analyze Posture Which of these is okay for a presenter?http://emotisys.net/category/master/
    17. 17. Posture: Other Tips Be aware of your audience’s posture.http://www.mbanetbook.co.in/2010/05/presentations-postures-and-gestures.html
    18. 18. Eye Contact: By the Book Speak to one person at a time when you present Make eye contact for 3-5 seconds per person, then move If the group is large, make eye contact with individuals in different parts of the audience Don’t just look at your audience, SEE themFrom Presentation Skills by Steve Mandel
    19. 19. ClothingHow to Dress for a Presentation
    20. 20. Dress CodesFormal (black-tie)Semi-FormalBusinessBusiness CasualCasualStreetwearSports/Athletic
    21. 21. Formal (Black-Tie)This would normally be worn to a formal functionlike a ball, dinner, or other high society event.
    22. 22. Semi-Formal Women Dresses and dress suits that fall at or below the knee, cocktail dresses that fall no more than an inch above the knee, and pant suits. Women can even pair a dressy top with tuxedo or dress pants, made of an appropriate fabric. Semi-formal fabrics include taffeta, chiffon, velvet, satin, sateen, gossamer, velour, silk, polyester and cashmere. Pair the outfit with dress heels, dressy flats or strappy sandals that coordinate with your outfit color.http://www.ehow.com/facts_7197265_semi_formal-dress-mean_.html
    23. 23. Semi -Formal Men A sports jacket, slacks, vest and tie or a dark or light business suit with dress shoes, such as oxfords. For semi-formal events that take place after 6 p.m., men should wear a dark suit with a white dress shirt and evening tie. Look for suits made of wool, polyester or gabardine Men should avoid linen or seersucker suits as well as loafers. No jeans or flip-flops!http://www.ehow.com/facts_7197265_semi_formal-dress-mean_.html
    24. 24. Business Attirehttp://www.askmen.com/fashion/keywords/business-attire.html
    25. 25. Business Attire for Menhttp://blog.dresses-shopping.com/business-dress-code/
    26. 26. Business Attire for Womenhttp://blog.wearittowork.co.uk/default,date,2010-04-06.aspx
    27. 27. Business Casual http://washingtonprogram.ucdavis.edu/BusinessCasualWomen.htm
    28. 28. Casualhttp://humanresources.about.com/od/dresscodesforwork/ig/Casual-Dress-Code/Casual-Dress-Code.-5YY.htm
    29. 29. Streetwearhttp://www.grooveeffect.com/m-style/092308-jack-threads---your-daily-stre.php
    30. 30. Sports/Athleticwear
    31. 31. Swimwear
    32. 32. Presentation AttireBusiness or Business Casual are usually appropriatedepending on the situation.If you are not sure how to dress—Ask someone whomight know.
    33. 33. Presentation Attire - MenCasual wear and suits should be well-tailoredMen’s suit coats are designed to be buttonedShirts should fit well, and the color should not be toobrightTies can be used to complement the color of your eyes andfaceShoes should be appropriate, comfortable, and wellshinedHair frames the face (be well groomed)
    34. 34. Presentation Attire- WomenClothes should fit well but not too tightlyFind two or three colors that work well with yourcomplexion and hairAvoid jewelry that sparkles, dangles, or makes noiseMakeup should be simple and flatteringYour hairstyle should be professional and controlled
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