In the ABC of personality development,B stands for Body Language.Most important and reliable medium of communication.Body Language is executed by us intentionally or othervise, 24*7.So watch out.You are being watched.
Being able to read body languagetherefore helps us greatly: to know how people feel and what they mean, and to understand better how people might be perceiving our own non-verbal signals, and (often overlooked) to understand ourselves better, deeper than the words we hear ourselves saying.
WHY IS BODY LANGUAGEIMPORTANT?Body Language plays a big role in intuition, as 7% it gives us messages about the other person, that we can 55% interpret only on Body Language 38% intuition level.(albert spoken words tone of voice mahrabian theory)
POSTURE WAY OF APPEARANCE TALKING HEAD SOUNDS MOVEMENT NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATIONPERSONAL HAND SPACE MOVEMENT BODY EYE CONTACT MOVEMENT FACIAL EXPRESSION
GESTURE :A form of non-verbal communication in which visible body-actions communicate particular messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with spoken words.OK sign, greetings, victory sign, thumb’s up, drinking sign,apology, blessings, talking on phone……….are examples of gesture!!
Gestures should be observed in clusters, to provide more accurate picture….
COMMON GESTURE CLUSTERS Openness/sincerity : Open hands Un-buttoned collar Leaning forward on the chair Un-crossed leg/arms Moving closer
BODY MOVEMENT Stand on both the legs Avoid random movement Move forward when opening a conversation Move backward when concluding
FACIAL EXPRESSIONIt expresses more than you think…..It reflects emotions, feeling and your attitude…..
TIME TO MASTER YOUR FACIAL EXPRESSION‘Your face is watched ever time you speak and even when you don’t speak’ Eyes smile
Eye – the mirror of your soulEye contact is the most important tool in body language To make people feel good and to show your interest you must maintain eye contact The easiest way to maintain eye contact is to look at the person’s whole face above the tip of the nose
SMILE – THE INTL LANGUAGE Its a very strong body language to influence our 1st impression Lip movement shows if you smile, frown, or are confused Pouted lips shows disgust, anger or depression Pursed lips shows your rigidity
HAND MOVEMENT Tightly clenched hands indicate pressure,tension or disagreement BUT its also an indication of energy and excitement Cupping hands on mouth, when talking indicates,the person is secretive,or uncertain Hands on cheek/chin shows he’s pensive