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Body language for effective communication


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Body language, Positive and negative body language

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Body language for effective communication

  2. 2. BODY LANGUAGE It’s a type of non verbal communication. It is an essential skill to clear all interviews. Body language also reflects the characteristics of an individual , a person having a confident personality will carry a confident body language where as a person who is not confident his body language reflects weakness. Positive Body Language helps to convey our message in a better way. Negative Body Language takes away the attention of the speaker and makes the listener stop listening .
  3. 3. NEGATIVE BODY LANGUAGE Weak hand shake: Nervous, shy, insecure, afraid of conversing with others. Clearing throat: Nervousness. Biting the fingernails: Nervousness. Wringing the hands: Nervousness. Pacing the floor: Nervousness. Limited or No Eye Contact: Lying, disinterested. Arms crossed: Defensive and cautious.
  4. 4. NEGATIVE BODY LANGUAGE Resting chin on palm: Critical, cynical and negative towards the other person. Dropping eyeglasses onto the lower bridge and peering over them: Causes negative reactions. Rubbing your collar: Nervousness. Adjusting your tie: Insecurity. Pressed Lips: Pressed lips convey disagreement and disapproval. It communicates a desire to end the discussion. Biting Lips: Embarrassment, lack of self-confidence.
  5. 5. NEGATIVE BODY LANGUAGE Rubbing around ears: Performed while weighing an answer, commonly coupled with 'well, I don't know'. Shoulders hunched forward : Lacking interest or feeling inferior. Tapping Fingers : Agitated, anxious, bored. Fidgeting with hands or objects : Bored. Breath faster: Nervous or angry. Twisting the feet continuously : A person is nervous, can also mean that a person is stressed or angry and don't want to show that to anybody.
  6. 6. NEGATIVE BODY LANGUAGE Clinging Hands: Those who cling to objects such as handbags, files or tables show a need for support. It also means confusion or insecurity. It expresses fear and difficulty in coping with the current situation. Covered Hands: Keeping distance and an act of concealing feelings and covering insecurity. Clasping the hands : Defense. Making a fist from your hands: Aggression, angry or irritated. Holding the hand before the mouth: Hiding something. In western countries it is impolite or interruption.
  7. 7. NEGATIVE BODY LANGUAGE Raising the eyebrows: Surprise.  Twisted Hands: Expression of a complex personality. It may indicate a difficult emotional life.  Nose-rubbing or nose-touching: Doubt, it often reveals a negative reaction.  Tension in Brow : Confusion, tension, fear.  A big smile that goes on longer and disappears slower: Unreal or fake smile. Making the eyes look larger: Shock.
  8. 8. POSITIVE BODY LANGUAGE Direct Eye Contact: Interested, likes you. Relaxed Brow: Comfortable. Leaning forward : Interested. Eyes open slightly more than usual: Gives people the impression that they are welcome. Nodding: Listening attentively. Slowly nodding: Shows interest and that they are validating the comments of the interviewer and this subtly encourages to continue.
  9. 9. POSITIVE BODY LANGUAGE Pinching bridge of the nose: Communicates great thought. Smiling Eyes: Comfortable. Keeping Head-Up: Confident and secure. Loud sigh: Understand the thing that is being told. Rigid Body Posture : Anxious, upright.
  10. 10. POSITIVE BODY LANGUAGE Walk briskly Hold head up Hold shoulders upright Keep posture erect Make firm handshake Hold steady eye contact Open arms/palms
  11. 11. SUMMING UP Body language–very crucial and significant component of Communication. Mastering Body Language – very important skill in today’s world. Understanding and effective use of Body Language – improves and strengthens our personal and official relationships. Effective Body Language – Effective Communication.