Ch 10 power of sight; p. 200


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  • Go over p. 200-203 under “Posture,” “Standing Tall,” & “Posture Practice”
  • Ch 10 power of sight; p. 200

    1. 1. Chapter 10 The Power of Sight “ Making a Good Impression” p. 200-204
    2. 2. Nonverbal Communication <ul><li>Bodily actions speak louder than words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outward appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Composure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Approaching/leaving the “stage” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facial expression </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grooming </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Composure/Poise <ul><li>“ The bearing of the head/body” </li></ul><ul><li>Presents “ the look of confidence” </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Composure/poise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience focuses on appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Message lost </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Good Posture <ul><li>Proper alignment of head, shoulders, & back </li></ul><ul><li>Helps establish credibility with audience </li></ul><ul><li>Results from proper relaxation & effective concentration </li></ul>
    5. 5. Visual Directness <ul><li>Makes good impression </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes good rapport </li></ul><ul><li>Initial visual contact as you approach platform </li></ul><ul><li>Take a relaxed, sweeping glance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not too slow – uncomfortable look </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not too fast – confused audience </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Approaching/Leaving Stage <ul><li>Eyes are watching you </li></ul><ul><li>First impressions count </li></ul><ul><li>Begins as soon as you’re called </li></ul><ul><li>Ends when next person is called </li></ul>
    7. 7. On the Platform <ul><li>Delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal & Nonverbal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How message is delivered </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports message </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Facial Expression <ul><li>Conveys meaning to audience </li></ul><ul><li>Facial expressions should be “natural” and “expressive” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Gestures <ul><li>Nonverbal delivery in movement of limbs or body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually moving hands/arms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shrugging shoulders </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. 1st Position of a “Gesture” <ul><li>Approach: Arm comes away from your side & hand moves into position </li></ul>
    11. 11. 2nd Position of a “Gesture” <ul><li>Hand reaches final destination & stops briefly </li></ul>
    12. 12. 3rd Position of a “Gesture” <ul><li>The “return” – your hand & arm come back to relaxed, initial position </li></ul>*A gesture can look bad when rushed on approach or return. Relax & take your time!
    13. 13. Principles for Using Gestures <ul><li>Well timed </li></ul><ul><li>Large enough to be seen </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate for the idea being expressed </li></ul><ul><li>Varied </li></ul>
    14. 14. Remember to Avoid <ul><li>Distracting, fidgeting hand & arm movements </li></ul><ul><li>Holding podium </li></ul><ul><li>Hands in pockets </li></ul><ul><li>Clasping hands together </li></ul>Remember to keep one (if not holding visual aids) or both hands relaxed at your side when not gesturing.
    15. 15. Effective Gestures <ul><li>Well-timed – falls on word/idea being supported </li></ul><ul><li>Large enough for entire audience to view –Gesture from elbow, not the wrist </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate for idea expressed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big gestures for little ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid pounding on podium unless emotion demands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid using same gesture repeatedly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice before a mirror to preview </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Types of Gestures <ul><li>Use to accomplish any 4 purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To emphasize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To describe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To locate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To transition </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Emphatic Gestures <ul><li>Oct. 13, 1960: Former Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev took off his shoe and waved it around & banged it on his table in response to another delegate’s claim against during a meeting at the U.N. </li></ul>Think “emphasis” – mean what you say!
    18. 18. Locative Gestures <ul><li>Show where an object’s located </li></ul><ul><li>Direct audience’s attention to a specific object, person, place (book, those women, that room) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses index finger or entire hand </li></ul>Think “location” – pointing direction
    19. 19. Descriptive Gestures <ul><li>Speaking about something big, small, round, square </li></ul><ul><li>Gives audience an idea to visualize </li></ul>
    20. 20. Transitional Gestures <ul><li>Informs audience: Turning to a new idea </li></ul><ul><li>Sweeps from one side to another, showing movement </li></ul>
    21. 21. Remember When Gesturing <ul><li>Let gestures flow from your thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>The more you relax & concentrate on your message </li></ul><ul><li>The more natural and effective gestures will be </li></ul>Check out the link on my webpage for a short video on gesturing