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Ch 10 power of sight; p. 200

Ch 10 power of sight; p. 200






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  • Go over p. 200-203 under “Posture,” “Standing Tall,” & “Posture Practice”

Ch 10 power of sight; p. 200 Ch 10 power of sight; p. 200 Presentation Transcript

  • Chapter 10 The Power of Sight “ Making a Good Impression” p. 200-204
  • Nonverbal Communication
    • Bodily actions speak louder than words
      • Outward appearance
        • Composure
        • Stance
        • Eye contact
        • Approaching/leaving the “stage”
        • Facial expression
        • Gestures
        • Movement
        • Grooming
  • Composure/Poise
    • “ The bearing of the head/body”
    • Presents “ the look of confidence”
    • Lack of Composure/poise
      • Audience focuses on appearance
      • Message lost
  • Good Posture
    • Proper alignment of head, shoulders, & back
    • Helps establish credibility with audience
    • Results from proper relaxation & effective concentration
  • Visual Directness
    • Makes good impression
    • Establishes good rapport
    • Initial visual contact as you approach platform
    • Take a relaxed, sweeping glance
      • Not too slow – uncomfortable look
      • Not too fast – confused audience
  • Approaching/Leaving Stage
    • Eyes are watching you
    • First impressions count
    • Begins as soon as you’re called
    • Ends when next person is called
  • On the Platform
    • Delivery
      • Verbal & Nonverbal
        • How message is delivered
      • Supports message
  • Facial Expression
    • Conveys meaning to audience
    • Facial expressions should be “natural” and “expressive”
  • Gestures
    • Nonverbal delivery in movement of limbs or body
      • Usually moving hands/arms
      • Shrugging shoulders
  • 1st Position of a “Gesture”
    • Approach: Arm comes away from your side & hand moves into position
  • 2nd Position of a “Gesture”
    • Hand reaches final destination & stops briefly
  • 3rd Position of a “Gesture”
    • The “return” – your hand & arm come back to relaxed, initial position
    *A gesture can look bad when rushed on approach or return. Relax & take your time!
  • Principles for Using Gestures
    • Well timed
    • Large enough to be seen
    • Appropriate for the idea being expressed
    • Varied
  • Remember to Avoid
    • Distracting, fidgeting hand & arm movements
    • Holding podium
    • Hands in pockets
    • Clasping hands together
    Remember to keep one (if not holding visual aids) or both hands relaxed at your side when not gesturing.
  • Effective Gestures
    • Well-timed – falls on word/idea being supported
    • Large enough for entire audience to view –Gesture from elbow, not the wrist
    • Appropriate for idea expressed
      • Big gestures for little ideas
      • Avoid pounding on podium unless emotion demands
      • Avoid using same gesture repeatedly
      • Practice before a mirror to preview
  • Types of Gestures
    • Use to accomplish any 4 purposes
      • To emphasize
      • To describe
      • To locate
      • To transition
  • Emphatic Gestures
    • Oct. 13, 1960: Former Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev took off his shoe and waved it around & banged it on his table in response to another delegate’s claim against during a meeting at the U.N.
    Think “emphasis” – mean what you say!
  • Locative Gestures
    • Show where an object’s located
    • Direct audience’s attention to a specific object, person, place (book, those women, that room)
    • Uses index finger or entire hand
    Think “location” – pointing direction
  • Descriptive Gestures
    • Speaking about something big, small, round, square
    • Gives audience an idea to visualize
  • Transitional Gestures
    • Informs audience: Turning to a new idea
    • Sweeps from one side to another, showing movement
  • Remember When Gesturing
    • Let gestures flow from your thoughts
    • The more you relax & concentrate on your message
    • The more natural and effective gestures will be
    Check out the link on my webpage for a short video on gesturing