How dose Body Speak?How dose Body Speak?• Like any spoken language, bodylanguage has words sentences adpunctuation.Each gesture is like a single word andone word my have several differentmeanings.
Bodily Speaking…..Bodily Speaking…..• According to the social Anthropologist ,Edward T.Hall.in a normal conversationbetween two person , less than %35 ofsocial meaning is transmitted by words.• So at least 65% meaning transmitted bythe body
Let’s examine how body communicate,Let’s examine how body communicate,and we will talk about some parts ofand we will talk about some parts ofbody as body language:body as body language:
HEADHEAD• Nodding the head :‘’Yes’ in most societies‘’No’ in some country like Bulgaria and turkey
FACEFACE• Facial expression reflect emotion feelings andattitudes, but …..•The Asians are sometimes known as-emotionless-mixed-up emotion
EYESEYES Eye contact :-Encouraged in America,Canada, Europe.-Rude in most Asiancountries and in Africa.-Raising eyebrows :-‘yes’ in Thailand and someAsian countries.-’Hello’ in the Philippines-Winking eye :-sharing secret in America and Europe.-flirtatious gesture in other countries
HANDSHANDS• Hands used more than other parts for communicating.• Hand waves are used for greeting or farewells.•Handshaking is a form of greeting in most Westerncultures.•In the Middle East, a gentle grip is appropriate.•In most Asian cultures , a gentle grip and an avoidanceof direct eye contact is appropriate
FINGERSFINGERS(cont’d(cont’d))• Pointing :-Pointing with the index fingers is common in northAmerica and Europe.-But it is considered impolite in japan and chinewhere they favor using the whole open hand.-Malaysians prefer pointing with the thumb.