Your Body Speaks

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Our body speaks in so many ways. In fact, your nonverbal language may be impacting your career opportunities, client connections and even your business alliances. Let me demonstrate how your body speaks!

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Your Body Speaks

  1. 1. YOUR BODY SPEAKS!UNDERSTANDING BODY LANGUAGE & NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION 2012 Copyright Michelle J. Miller All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION/BODY LANGUAGE
  3. 3. WHAT IS NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION?• Behavior and elements of speech, aside from words, that transmit meaning• Nonverbal communication includes: - pitch, tone & volume of voice - body posture & stance - movements & appearance• Today we will focus on body language
  4. 4. WHAT IS BODY LANGUAGE USED FOR?• Direct Replacement of Words• Reinforcement of Words• Mirror Inner Emotion & Attitudes
  5. 5. COMMUNICATION IN PERSPECTIVEBody language communicates 93% of your message!!! 0% Communication Verbal Voice Tone Body Language 7% 38% 55%
  6. 6. RALPH WALDO EMERSON“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
  7. 7. BODY LANGUAGE IS IMPORTANT• Meaning in Movement• Reject or Support Spoken Words• Reflect mental or emotional condition• Can’t be controlled as easily as words
  8. 8. LET’S LOOK AT HOW THE BODY SPEAKS • Each area circled display difference verbal communication • Facial expression, posture, feet and hands are all sending a message here
  9. 9. POWERFUL & INTIMIDATING!
  10. 10. DON’T APPROACH ME!
  11. 11. WHAT IS YOUR BODY SPEAKING?• Crossing arms – unconscious barrier• Smile – welcomes communications• Biting Lip - Nervousness
  12. 12. CONCLUSION• Know that your body speaks everyday• Your body may be conveying a message you didn’t realize• Make sure your body language reinforce your verbal message• Reconsider ways to enhance your communication with body language

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