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Presentation Skills Body Language

  1. 1. Communication <ul><li>The process of sending and receiving messages in which 2 or more people achieve understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>10% words </li></ul><ul><li>40% voice expression </li></ul><ul><li>50% body gestures </li></ul>
  2. 2. Body Language
  3. 3. <ul><li>Verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Non Verbal </li></ul>Communication
  4. 4. Nonverbal Communication <ul><li>Body Language </li></ul><ul><li>It could be called a language which conveys affirmative , ambiguous or negative signals depending on individual perception. </li></ul><ul><li>The point is do we understand them in detail? </li></ul><ul><li>If Yes then do we act upon them ? </li></ul><ul><li>If No then we need practice. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Happy Expression Angry Expression Sad Expression
  6. 6. Cheerful /Jolly Expression Surprise Expression Disagreement Expression
  7. 7. Body Language Classification <ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Head position </li></ul><ul><li>Arms </li></ul><ul><li>Legs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Body Language Classification <ul><li>Angle of the body </li></ul><ul><li>Hand gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Distance from others </li></ul><ul><li>Ears </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Smile </li></ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul>
  9. 9. Intricacies of Body language <ul><li>Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Eye contact is one of the most important aspects of dealing with others, especially people we've just met. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining good eye contact shows </li></ul><ul><li>respect and interest in what we have to say. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Intricacies of Body language <ul><li>Posture </li></ul><ul><li>This is the next thing to master, get your posture right and you'll automatically start feeling better, as it makes you feel good almost instantly. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Head Position </li></ul><ul><li>A very interesting one to play around with your self and others. </li></ul><ul><li>- Straight </li></ul><ul><li>- Tilted </li></ul><ul><li>- Revolving </li></ul><ul><li>- Bending down or up etc </li></ul>Intricacies of Body language
  12. 12. Intricacies of Body Language <ul><li>Arms </li></ul><ul><li>They give the clues as to how open and receptive we are to everyone we meet and interact with. </li></ul><ul><li>So we can keep our arms out to the side of our body or behind our back. This shows we are not scared to take on </li></ul><ul><li>whatever comes your way and you meet things in a “ full frontal ” position. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Legs </li></ul><ul><li>They are the furthest point away from the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequently they're the hardest bits of our bodies to consciously control. </li></ul><ul><li>Lets always remember to get a grip on them. </li></ul>Intricacies of Body Language
  14. 14. <ul><li>Angle of the Body </li></ul><ul><li>In relation to others it gives an indication of our attitudes and feelings towards them. </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptions – Cinema , Concerts may not really allow us to control the angle of our bodies. </li></ul>Intricacies of Body Language
  15. 15. <ul><li>Hand Gestures </li></ul><ul><li>They are so numerous its hard to give a brief guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Palm down gestures are generally seen as dominant , emphasizing and possibly aggressive, especially when there is no movement or bending of the the wrist and the forearm. </li></ul>Intricacies of Body Language
  16. 16. <ul><li>Distance from others </li></ul><ul><li>This is crucial if you want to give off the right signals. </li></ul><ul><li>Too close - &quot;Pushy&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Too far - “Too afraid” </li></ul><ul><li>Varying the distance and position shows an open attitude. </li></ul>Intricacies of Body Language
  17. 17. <ul><li>Ears </li></ul><ul><li>Yes our ears play a vital role in communication with others, even though generally most people can't move them much, if at all. </li></ul>Intricacies of Body Language
  18. 18. <ul><li>Mouth movements </li></ul><ul><li>They can also give away all sorts of clues. </li></ul><ul><li>- Sideways twist </li></ul><ul><li>- Opening mouth wide </li></ul><ul><li>- Closed Mouth with weird twists </li></ul>Intricacies of Body Language
  19. 19. <ul><li>Smile and Laughter </li></ul><ul><li>A natural smile gives a good impression to the audience even in case of tricky situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Other wise they could be of several </li></ul><ul><li>types - </li></ul><ul><li>Egoistic Smile , open smile , dumb smile </li></ul><ul><li>awkward smile </li></ul>Intricacies of Body Language
  20. 20. <ul><li>Voice </li></ul><ul><li>- Communication on phone while presenting too loud . </li></ul><ul><li>- Intonation is too much while speaking. </li></ul><ul><li>- Shouting in one's ears and asking for audibility at the </li></ul><ul><li>back. </li></ul><ul><li>- Weak voice </li></ul><ul><li>- Base in the voice </li></ul><ul><li>- No Modulation at All i.e. Flat tone. </li></ul><ul><li>- Speaking too slow or too fast. </li></ul><ul><li>- Pitch, Pace, Power and Pausing. </li></ul>Intricacies of Body Language
  21. 21. Body Language In Black n White <ul><li>Dear John I want a man who knows what love is all about you are generous kind thoughtful people who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior you have ruined me for other men I yearn for you I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart Will you let me be yours Gloria </li></ul>
  22. 22. Body Language In Black n White <ul><li>Dear John, </li></ul><ul><li>I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart .Will you let me be yours? </li></ul><ul><li>Gloria </li></ul>
  23. 23. Scenarios Scenario 1 Scenario 1A Scenario 2 Scenario 2A
  24. 24. WIFM ?
  25. 25. Lets Summarize <ul><li>Be aware of our own nonverbal communication while delivering a speech to any audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Realize that non-verbal communication is at times imprecise and should be interpreted with care. </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate gestures to drive home our meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever we present ourselves in front of an audience lets make the conscious effort of having voluntary control over our body language . </li></ul>
  26. 26. But Why?
  27. 27. “ Action Speaks louder than words“
  28. 28. Books on Body Language “When Body Language Goes Bad” By Scott Adams “Understanding Body Language” By Richard Thompson
  29. 29. Thank You

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