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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. 200-208
  • 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 •  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” 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 gesture can look bad when rushed on approach or return. Relax & take your time!
  • Principles for Using Gestures 1.  Well timed 2.  Large enough to be seen 3.  Appropriate for the idea being expressed 4.  Varied
  • •  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 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.
  • 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
  • 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