20100331 body language (liesl)

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20100331 body language (liesl)

  1. 1. Body language
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ It’s not WHAT you say, but HOW you say it” </li></ul><ul><li>“ A picture paints a thousand words” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Actions speak louder than words” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is body language ? </li></ul><ul><li>Nonverbal communication (no talking) </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION </li></ul><ul><li>10% 90% </li></ul><ul><li>Actual words Nonverbal </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Body language </li></ul><ul><li>body posture, position and movement </li></ul><ul><li>facial expression </li></ul><ul><li>eye movement </li></ul><ul><li>bored…zzz…zzz… </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Meaning of body language </li></ul><ul><li>Biting nails Nervous, Insecure </li></ul><ul><li>Drumming fingers Restlessness or Impatience </li></ul><ul><li>Rubbing both hands Anticipation, </li></ul><ul><li>Impatience </li></ul><ul><li>Resting the cheek Thinking, Evaluating </li></ul><ul><li>on the hand </li></ul><ul><li>Folded arms across Disagreement </li></ul><ul><li>the chest </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Eyes downcast Guilty, Boredom </li></ul><ul><li>Resting the head Boredom, Despair </li></ul><ul><li>on the palms </li></ul><ul><li>Head tilted to one Shows interest </li></ul><ul><li>side </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on the hips Authoritative </li></ul><ul><li>Leaning forward Displaying Interest </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Meanings of hand gestures in different countries </li></ul><ul><li>Thumbs up </li></ul><ul><li>Most countries Okay; good; </li></ul><ul><li>yes; perfect; </li></ul><ul><li>good job </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand/Iran/Iraq Obscene gesture </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The “V” sign </li></ul><ul><li>Victory </li></ul><ul><li>Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Bunny ears </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly </li></ul>
  9. 9. WARNING: Body language is NOT an exact science!
  10. 10. <ul><li>HOW CAN WE USE OUR KNOWLEDGE, OF THE MEANINGS OF BODY LANGUAGE IN THE CLASSROOM, TO OUR ADVANTAGE? </li></ul><ul><li>Eye-contact with students To create a feeling of trust and understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Stand up straight To show that you are in charge </li></ul><ul><li>Stand in front of desk To feel more connected with the students </li></ul><ul><li>Mirror students’ body language Gives them message that teacher is sympathetic towards them </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly smile To make students feel at ease </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Let’s see if you can read body language </li></ul><ul><li>a) boredom </li></ul><ul><li>b) confident </li></ul><ul><li>c) anger </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li> a) excited </li></ul><ul><li> b) thinking </li></ul><ul><li> c) nervous </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>a) listening </li></ul><ul><li>b) tired </li></ul><ul><li>c) energetic </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Knowledge of </li></ul><ul><li>body language </li></ul><ul><li>More success at work , your social life and in r elationships </li></ul>

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