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20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
20100331 body language (liesl)
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20100331 body language (liesl)

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  • 1. Body language
  • 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. <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. <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. <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. <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. <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. <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. WARNING: Body language is NOT an exact science!
  • 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. <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. <ul><li> a) excited </li></ul><ul><li> b) thinking </li></ul><ul><li> c) nervous </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>a) listening </li></ul><ul><li>b) tired </li></ul><ul><li>c) energetic </li></ul>
  • 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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