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  • 1. According to oxford dictionary“body language is the process of communicatingwhat you are feeling or thinking by the way youplace and move your body rather than by words.“The OED dictionary definition of kinesics -"kinesics - the study of the way in which certain bodymovements and gestures serve as a form of non-verbalcommunication."
  • 2. Body language.Body language certainly also encompasses wherethe body is in relation to other bodies (oftenreferred to as personal space).Body language includes very small bodilymovements such as facial expressions and eyemovements.Body language also arguably covers all that wecommunicate through our bodies apart from thespoken words (thereby encompassing breathing,perspiration, pulse, blood-pressure, blushing, etc.)
  • 3. 1. Body language are 60 percent of your communication.2. Increase your attractiveness3. Emotions are linked to your body language4. Reduce barrier to communication5. Improve your communication skills6. Better understanding for listeners.7. To increase the efficiency.
  • 4. Proxemics is the technical term for the personalspace aspect of body language1. Close intimate 0-15cm lovers, family Example? 0-6in members, close friends
  • 5. 2. Intimate 15-45cm physical touching Between friends 6-18in relationships3. Personal 45-120cm family and close Touching is possible in this zone, 18in-4ft friends but intimacy is off-limits. Hence touching other than hand-shaking is potentially uncomfortable.4. Social- consultative 1.2-3.6m non-touch Significantly hand-shaking is only 4-12ft interaction, social, possible within this zone only if business both people reach out to do it. Touching is not possible unless both people reach to do it.5. Public 3.6m+ no interaction, People establish this zonal space 12ft+ ignoring when they seek to avoid interaction with others nearby.
  • 6. Signal part of body possible meaning(s)crossed arms (folded arms) arms defensiveness, reluctancecrossed arms with clenched fists arms hostile defensivenessgripping own upper arms arms insecurityarms held behind body with hands clasped arms confidence, authorityhandbag held in front of body(female) arms nervousnessholding papers across chest(mainly male) arms nervousnessadjusting cuff, watchstrap, tie, etc., using arms nervousnessan arm across the bodyarms/hands clasped in front arms / hands Nervousness/respect to otherholding a drink in front of body with both arms / hands nervousnesshandstouching or scratching shoulder using arm arms / shoulder Nervousnessacross bodyScratching head by on arm Arm Don’t know the answer
  • 7. D o n’ t c r o s s yo u r a r m s o r l e g s H a ve e ye c o n t a c t , b u t d o n’ t s t a r eD o n’ t b e a f r a i d t o t a ke u p s o m e s p a c e Re l a x yo u r s h o u l d e r s Nod when they are talking D o n’ t s l o u c h , s i t u p s t r a i g h t Lean, but not too much Smile and laugh D o n’ t t o u c h yo u r fa c e Ke e p yo u h e a d u p U s e yo u r h a n d s m o r e c o n f i d e n t ly D o n’ t s t a n d t o o c l o s e Ke e p a g o o d a t t i t u d e