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Body Language


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Body Language

  1. 1. BODY LANGUAGE Business Communication
  2. 2. Body Language <ul><li>Impacts your success. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes the most effective and efficient use of your time. </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts people. </li></ul><ul><li>If your body language doesn’t match your words, you are wasting your time. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Handshakes <ul><li>A firm handshake is always the best handshake for a business meet. </li></ul><ul><li>Men and women handshakes are different. </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to a good handshake. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold the person’s hand firmly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shake web-to-web, three times maximum. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain constant eye contact. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Eye Contact <ul><li>Most obvious way to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at face and no where else. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at for about 80-90 percent of the time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less time can represent discomfort. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Posture <ul><li>One of the first things people notice is how you present and carry yourself. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stomach in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chest out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoulders back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Head up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If your posture is presentable you may draw more people into the conversation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Smiles <ul><li>Smiles are important facial expressions. </li></ul><ul><li>They show interest, excitement, empathy, and concern . </li></ul><ul><li>Smile to please . </li></ul><ul><li>Smiling can gain and increase your respect. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Communication <ul><li>Communication is the key to a successful presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to your audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to their questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to their reactions. </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust and adapt. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Notes <ul><li>Reading directly from notes is never good. </li></ul><ul><li>Its ok to occasionally glance at your notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t mumble, speak loudly and clearly, and sound confident . </li></ul><ul><li>If you make a mistake, correct it and continue. </li></ul>
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