Chapter 10
The Power of Sight
 “Making a Good Impression”
                   p. 200-208
Nonverbal Communication
Composure/Poise

•  “The bearing of the head/body”
•  Presents “ the look of confidence”
Good Posture
•  Proper alignment of
   head, shoulders, &
   back
•  Helps establish
   credibility with
   audience
•  Re...
Visual Directness
•  Makes good impression
•  Establishes good rapport
•  Initial visual contact as
   you approach platfo...
Approaching/Leaving Stage

•    Eyes are watching you
•    First impressions count
•    Begins as soon as you’re 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”

1. Approach: Arm
   comes away from
   your side & hand
   moves into position
2nd Position of a “Gesture”

2.  Hand reaches final
    destination & stops
    briefly
3rd Position of a “Gesture”
3.  The “return” – your
    hand & arm come
    back to relaxed, initial
    position
*A gestu...
Principles for Using Gestures
1.  Well timed
2.  Large enough to be seen
3.  Appropriate for the idea
    being expressed
...
•  Distracting, fidgeting
   hand & arm movements
•  Holding podium
•  Hands in pockets
•  Clasping hands together
Remembe...
Effective Gestures
•  Well-timed – falls on word/idea
   being supported
•  Large enough for entire
   audience to view –G...
Types of Gestures
•  Use to accomplish any 4 purposes
  – To emphasize
  – To describe
  – To locate
  – To transition
Emphatic Gestures                 Think “emphasis” –
                                  mean what you say!




•  Oct. 13, ...
Think “location” –
Locative Gestures               pointing direction

•  Show where an object’s located
•  Direct audienc...
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 mov...
Remember When Gesturing

•  Let gestures flow from your
   thoughts
•  The more you relax &
   concentrate on your message...
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Ch 10 power of sight; p. 200

  1. 1. Chapter 10 The Power of Sight “Making a Good Impression” p. 200-208
  2. 2. Nonverbal Communication
  3. 3. Composure/Poise •  “The bearing of the head/body” •  Presents “ the look of confidence”
  4. 4. Good Posture •  Proper alignment of head, shoulders, & back •  Helps establish credibility with audience •  Results from proper relaxation & effective concentration
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Approaching/Leaving Stage •  Eyes are watching you •  First impressions count •  Begins as soon as you’re called •  Ends when next person is called
  7. 7. On the Platform •  Delivery •  Verbal & Nonverbal •  How message is delivered •  Supports message
  8. 8. Facial Expression •  Conveys meaning to audience •  Facial expressions should be “natural” and “expressive”
  9. 9. Gestures •  Nonverbal delivery in movement of limbs or body –  Usually moving hands/arms –  Shrugging shoulders
  10. 10. 1st Position of a “Gesture” 1. Approach: Arm comes away from your side & hand moves into position
  11. 11. 2nd Position of a “Gesture” 2.  Hand reaches final destination & stops briefly
  12. 12. 3rd Position of a “Gesture” 3.  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!
  13. 13. Principles for Using Gestures 1.  Well timed 2.  Large enough to be seen 3.  Appropriate for the idea being expressed 4.  Varied
  14. 14. •  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.
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Types of Gestures •  Use to accomplish any 4 purposes – To emphasize – To describe – To locate – To transition
  17. 17. Emphatic Gestures Think “emphasis” – mean what you say! •  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.
  18. 18. Think “location” – Locative Gestures pointing direction •  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
  19. 19. Descriptive Gestures •  Speaking about something big, small, round, square •  Gives audience an idea to visualize
  20. 20. Transitional Gestures •  Informs audience: Turning to a new idea •  Sweeps from one side to another, showing movement
  21. 21. 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
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