Gestures - Your Body Speaks

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Gestures - Your Body Speaks

  1. 1. GESTURES: YOUR BODY SPEAKS BY: CLAIRE SHERRINGTON
  2. 2. WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT TODAY .....  Why?  5 ways to makes your body speak  Your speaking posture  How to ..  Gestures  Body movement  Facial expressions  Eye contact  First impressions  Conclusion 2 Gestures:yourbodyspeaks
  3. 3. WHY GESTURES? The principle of empathy Why physical action helps: 1. Messages Are more memorable. 2. Punctuation adds meaning. 3. Nervous tension is channelled. 3 Gestures:yourbodyspeaks Gestures and body movements can help you harness your nervous energy and make it work for you instead of against you.
  4. 4. VERBAL AND VISUAL RECALL 4 Gestures:yourbodyspeaks 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% After 3 hrs. After 3 days Verbal Only Visual Only Verbal and Visual
  5. 5. 5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR BODY SPEAK 5 Gestures:yourbodyspeaks 1. Eliminate distracting mannerisms 2. Be natural, spontaneous, and conversational. 3. Let your body mirror your feelings. 4. Build Self-confidence through preparation. 5. Use your club as a learning laboratory.
  6. 6. WHAT MAKES GOOD SPEAKING POSTURE 6 Gestures:yourbodyspeaks
  7. 7. GESTURES “A gesture is a specific bodily movement that reinforces a verbal message or conveys a particular thought or emotion. “ Why ?  Supporting your words  Dramatizing your ideas  Emphasis  Visual aids  Stimulate audience participation  High visible 7 Gestures:yourbodyspeaks
  8. 8. BODY MOVEMENT 8 Gestures:yourbodyspeaks  Body movement can support and reinforce what you say  Audience’s attentions  Using up nervous energy
  9. 9. FACIAL EXPRESSIONS 9 Gestures:yourbodyspeaks  Meaning behind the message  Your attitudes, feelings and emotions  You try ….
  10. 10. EYE CONTACT  Why is eye contact essential? Use your eyes more effectively … 1. Know your material. 2. Establish a bond. 3. Monitor visual feedback 10 Gestures:yourbodyspeaks
  11. 11. FIRST IMPRESSIONS 11 Gestures:yourbodyspeaks  Your appearance  Before you speak  The first minute
  12. 12. IN CONCLUSION 12  Your entire body as an instrument of speech  Be prepared  Gestures can add empathy, interest and fun to the presentation  Try variety  Use them; but use them well Practice ! Gestures:yourbodyspeaks

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