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Nonverbal Communication Trumps Verbal Communication


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  • 1. NonVerbal Communication Trumps Verbal CommunicationThe guy above says, “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to speak to you today.”Do you believe him?I imagine your answer is, “No!”A Presentation has two Components: 1. Content 2. DeliveryExperts agree: Delivery is far more important than Content. You can have the greatestContent in the world, but if it can’t be Delivered in a manner that Educates, Entertains,andExplains, the audience will never GET IT! (GETTING It is the goal of allcommunication.)The Delivery Component has two Parts: 1. Verbal: 1. Pronunciation and enunciation 2. Projection 3. Inflection 4. Cadence 5. Pause 2. Nonverbal 1. Eye Contact 2. Facial Expressions 3. Gestures 4. Posture
  • 2. 5. Body MovementIdeally, every component and part of your presentation should be in sync. If not,theNonverbal Component, as in the above example, will trump the words and all VerbalComponents. This is important, because being aware of the immense strength of yournonverbal communication, and how it can reinforce or completely negate your message,will help you be a better presenter. Using the Nonverbal Components of communicationcan significantly help your audience GET IT!People learn by hearing, seeing, and doing. By hearing your words and seeingNonverbal Communication that reinforces your content, they’ll GET IT! quickly.Example: I say, “A good way to gather personal stories to use in the Body of yourpresentation to reinforce a point is to be, as they say in Yoga, ‘Always present and in themoment.’ Then, capture those stories in real time.” I can reinforce this idea mygrabbingsomething imaginary and placing it into my brain by tapping my head. GET IT?Take this concept of using Nonverbal Communication to reinforce the words you speakand make your next presentation – No Sweat!About the AuthorFred E. Miller is a speaker, an author and a coach.Businesses and individuals hire him because they want to improve their PublicSpeaking and Presentation Skills.They do this because we perceive really great speakers to be Experts.Perception is reality and we rather deal with Experts.He shows them how to Develop, Practice and Deliver Knock Your Socks OffPresentations! with - No Sweat!Fred E. MillerFred@NoSweatPublicSpeaking.comnosweatpublicspeaking.comPhoto Credit: Sherman