Nonverbal communication gestures caci 02052011.ppt

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Nonverbal communication gestures caci 02052011.ppt

  1. 1. Nonverbal Communication GESTURES By Kujtim Caci & Lu i s Lame Tirane, on May 9 , 2011
  2. 2. Nonverbal Communication <ul><li>Over half of communication by a speaker occurs nonverbally </li></ul><ul><li>Our body is an effective instrument for conveying information </li></ul><ul><li>Sensible combinations of verbal and nonverbal communication enables the listeners to better understand the submitted message. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. The “V Sign” <ul><li>In America The age-old ‘V sign’, mean ‘Victory’, as popularized by Richard Nixon, or ‘peace and love’, which seemed to become the primary meaning, after anti-Vietnam protesters used it during the 60s. In our country the V Sign started to be used during the 90 th with the anti communism movement and it is used up to now meaning victory. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2. The “Stop” Gesture <ul><li>It is an authoritarian signal that states &quot;Stop - Enough&quot;. The tilting of the hand indicates that the person doing the gesture feels confident and in control of the situation. It is not as defensive as it seems and is actually &quot;pushing down' the person for which it is intended . </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3. The “Shhhhh” Gesture <ul><li>The above figure means not speaking, but the finger raised in front of people mouth is communicating -   “Please be quiet!” </li></ul>
  6. 6. 4. The “OK” Gesture <ul><li>OK! Perfect:  It's believed this gesture was popularized by divers because the thumbs up / thumbs down gesture meant - go up or go down. Myth has it that the fingers form the &quot;O&quot; and &quot;K&quot; of OK. Today, an  OK is both a saying, derived from Okay and a hand-gesture. Some may take this hand signal also for perfect. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5. The “Finger Crossed” <ul><li>Generally this means &quot;wishing for good luck or fortune&quot;. Another interpretation could be seen as &quot;here's hoping&quot;. Some people believe that crossing your fingers is a hidden or secret way of making the Christian sign of the cross - a sure-fire way of defeating demons. As a gesture it has both positive and negative symbolism. Luck or lies. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 6.The Monty Burns <ul><li>One of my favorites, this is when the fingers of one hand slight press against the fingers of the other creating the shape of a church rooftop, which is funny cause it resembles a lot the act of praying with your hands…sometimes the fingers will squish down and back up expanding and compressing the fingers triangle shape, it doesn’t necessarily have to be in front of them as many use this gesture on their lap or in front of the lower abdomen while siting. Unlike any of the other gestures throughout body language, this is the only one you can read in isolation without looking for groups/clusters of other gestures, it’s a clear sign the person has confidence and feels superior . </li></ul>
  9. 9. 7.Clenched hands <ul><li>This is one of those subtle gestures that may try to portray confidence or respect when it fact it really means frustration , restraint , anxiety or negative thoughts. There is different ways of using the clenched hands gesture, some have the hands clenched in front of the face while sitting and resting the elbows on the table, others rest their clenched hands on the table or their lap while many simply clench their hands in front of their stomach or crotch while standing up.The height in which the hands are held demonstrates the level of frustration, clenched hands in front of face means more frustration than clenched hands on the lap. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Nonverbal Communication <ul><li>It is true  that not all hand gestures mean quite the same thing in different parts of the world. Sometimes this is more about context and variations of the gestures and culture of the country thus making it a new gesture rather than purely different meanings. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>

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