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Body language is an art in communication that is to be acquired through identity management (of self) that invariably describes ones personality.

Body language ppt ppx

  1. 1. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU Dr. Allan Thomas Assistant Professor t_allan@rediffmail.com WELCOME
  2. 2. Body Language
  3. 3. DefinitionDefinition Body language is the languageBody language is the language transmitted by gestures and posturestransmitted by gestures and postures
  4. 4. Some notions of body languageSome notions of body language  Is an important and decisive factor whenIs an important and decisive factor when transmitting a messagetransmitting a message  Provides information about an individual’sProvides information about an individual’s character, emotions, and reactionscharacter, emotions, and reactions Body language:
  5. 5. Movement is the original and most intense means of expression and of will
  6. 6. Movement is the starting point par excellence of human behavior
  7. 7. A person can stop speaking, but he cannot stop communicating with his body
  8. 8. NON-VERBAL symbols are four times more effective than VERBAL ones
  9. 9. All individuals have some knowledge of the vocabulary of body symbols
  10. 10. Non-verbal signs are grasped instinctively and directly
  11. 11. Signals emitted unconsciously always tell the truth
  12. 12. Gestures are the direct and unrepeatable expression of the personality
  13. 13. Each gesture synthesizes multiple contents, both conscious and unconscious
  14. 14. Everyone moves the way he or she is and is the way he or she moves
  15. 15. Body language is a sensorial process from the point of view of perception and emission
  16. 16. The more signals we consciously attempt to perceive and understand, the more accurate will be our interpretation of a person’s conduct
  17. 17. Only those persons who live in awareness of their body will be able to maintain sensitive contact with their surrroundings
  18. 18. Three senses are used to interpret the outside world: • Sight (visual person, 55%) • Hearing (auditory person, 15%) • Touch (kinetic person, 30%) Each person has a predominant sense
  19. 19. The 7 most important words: I admit I have made a mistake The 6 most important words : You have done a good job The 5 most important words : Tell me what you think
  20. 20. The 4 most important words : Do me a favor The 3 most important words : Thanks a lot The most important word : We The least important word : I
  21. 21. Territorial needsTerritorial needs  Everyone has a defined body area, aEveryone has a defined body area, a territory, and a personal space, which isterritory, and a personal space, which is called a body buffer zonecalled a body buffer zone
  22. 22. MaskingMasking  Method by which weMethod by which we control our body so that itcontrol our body so that it will not send outwill not send out messages that our mindmessages that our mind wants to hidewants to hide
  23. 23. PosturePosture  Posture is not only a way of punctuating aPosture is not only a way of punctuating a conversation, but it is also the wayconversation, but it is also the way individuals relate with each other whenindividuals relate with each other when they are in a group.they are in a group.
  24. 24. Types of postureTypes of posture Inclusive or non-inclusiveInclusive or non-inclusive Face-to-face or parallelFace-to-face or parallel Congruent or incongruentCongruent or incongruent
  25. 25. Inclusive or non-inclusiveInclusive or non-inclusive  These terms describeThese terms describe the way in which thethe way in which the members of a groupmembers of a group include (or exclude)include (or exclude) other peopleother people
  26. 26. Face-to-faceFace-to-face  Posture when twoPosture when two individuals relateindividuals relate facing each otherfacing each other
  27. 27. Congruent - incongruentCongruent - incongruent  This refers to theThis refers to the ability of theability of the members of amembers of a group to imitategroup to imitate each othereach other
  28. 28. Parts of the body andParts of the body and body languagebody language
  29. 29. Body movements include: Facial expression Eye movement
  30. 30. Body movements include : Hands Feet Whole body
  31. 31. The meaning of gestures. Examples Doubt: we raise an eyebrow Scratching one’s nose: puzzled
  32. 32. Holding eye contact Showing the palms of one’s hands Inviting trust Interest/curiosity Covering one’s mouth when talking Insecurity Avoiding eye-contact when talking Not wanting to show feelings; or lying
  33. 33. RecommendationsRecommendations  The greeting: a good starting point (showThe greeting: a good starting point (show openness)openness)  Don’t blink constantlyDon’t blink constantly  Try to keep a direct look and establishTry to keep a direct look and establish eye contact with the people you are talkingeye contact with the people you are talking toto  Don’t bite your lips or moisten them withDon’t bite your lips or moisten them with your tongueyour tongue
  34. 34. RecommendationsRecommendations ((ContinuedContinued))  Always keep your mouth shut while youAlways keep your mouth shut while you are listeningare listening  Maintain an appropriate position and avoidMaintain an appropriate position and avoid constant abrupt movementsconstant abrupt movements  Control the movements of your hands andControl the movements of your hands and keep them visiblekeep them visible  Do not allow any object to come betweenDo not allow any object to come between you and your audienceyou and your audience
  35. 35. RecommendationsRecommendations ((ContinuedContinued))  Try to integrate with your audience andTry to integrate with your audience and adapt your clothing to their social,adapt your clothing to their social, economic, and other characteristicseconomic, and other characteristics  Do not cross your arms over your chestDo not cross your arms over your chest  Do not cover your mouth with your handDo not cover your mouth with your hand while you are speakingwhile you are speaking  Maintain a relaxed postureMaintain a relaxed posture
  36. 36. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU WET FISH from a man this normally means an introvert, or a weak character, someone who is easily persuaded and likes to fit in.
  37. 37. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU THE BONE CRUSHER handshake is used by macho dominant men. It's a show of strength and dominant character to the extreme. Often a case of, "Don't mess with me, I'm a hard man.“ THE BONE CRUSHER handshake is used by macho dominant men. It's a show of strength and dominant character to the extreme. Often a case of, "Don't mess with me, I'm a hard man.“
  38. 38. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU WET FISH from a man this normally means an introvert, or a weak character, someone who is easily persuaded and likes to fit in.
  39. 39. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU THE BONE CRUSHER handshake is used by macho dominant men. It's a show of strength and dominant character to the extreme. Often a case of, "Don't mess with me, I'm a hard man."
  40. 40. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU A NEUTRAL handshake should use the same pressure to hold say a hammer, a bat or a racquet. The hand should be 'neutral' neither palm up nor palm down. A palm up handshake indicates subservience. A palm down handshake indicates control.
  41. 41. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU A sequence of handshakes indicating degrees of warmth and passion. Please be aware that the hand is the third least erogenous zone to be able to touch. The least erogenous zone on a man is the lower arm, and the upper arm on a woman. The double handshake shows great warmth and passion. You would only do this with close friends, and people with whom you have deep sincere gratitude. The last picture with the hand on the shoulder, could also end with the arm over the shoulder-it indicates further warmth and feeling. Anyone who gives you a handshake with two hands, when first meeting you, is likely to be insincere and overwhelming, or even deceitful.
  42. 42. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU The lowered steep-ling of the hands indicates listening, and can also be a negative confidence gesture.
  43. 43. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU The scratch to the back of the neck indicates either the neck itches or uncertainty or even lying.
  44. 44. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU A NEUTRAL handshake should use the same pressure to hold say a hammer, a bat or a racquet. The hand should be 'neutral' neither palm up nor palm down. A palm up handshake indicates subservience. A palm down handshake indicates control.
  45. 45. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU A sequence of handshakes indicating degrees of warmth and passion. Please be aware that the hand is the third least erogenous zone to be able to touch. The least erogenous zone on a man is the lower arm, and the upper arm on a woman. The double handshake shows great warmth and passion. You would only do this with close friends, and people with whom you have deep sincere gratitude. The last picture with the hand on the shoulder, could also end with the arm over the shoulder-it indicates further warmth and feeling. Anyone who gives you a handshake with two hands, when first meeting you, is likely to be insincere and overwhelming, or even deceitful.
  46. 46. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU The lowered steep-ling of the hands indicates listening, and can also be a negative confidence gesture.
  47. 47. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU The scratch to the back of the neck indicates either the neck itches or uncertainty or even lying.
  48. 48. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU Pulling the ear can be an ear itch. It can mean nervousness or deceit. It can mean a desire to shut out the words they are hearing, or the words aren't 'going in'. It may also indicate they've heard enough.
  49. 49. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU Hot under the collar! People touch their face 10 times more than normal when they feel uncomfortable. When you lie, you feel a tingling sensation around your face and neck, and feel you need to touch or relieve the area.
  50. 50. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU Hand clasping at a desk or in a chair on its own may indicate nervousness, insecurity or anxiety. Loosely clasped would be more like anticipation and the more tightly clasped they are, the more the anxiety.
  51. 51. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU Clasped hands in front of the body are a barrier signal, seeking reassurance. If the thumbs were steeple’d it would be a confidence gesture.
  52. 52. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU Here's the mother of all confidence gestures, even arrogance. Men, when evaluating and responding to women's ideas will often go into this position. The reply may even start with the arrogant little cough. The most supreme will be when the chair is tilted back onto two legs.
  53. 53. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU Crossed legs can be comfort, but often indicate negativity. Holding a clipboard in front of the chest at the same time will indicate negativity, a barrier signal, seeking reassurance, pushing you away. When sat back, arms folded and the legs are crossed tightly, this is extremely negative. You may walk in and see this negativity, indicating prior feelings to you arriving, or you may say something, which affects this negativity.
  54. 54. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU Sat back with an arm over the chair will indicate lethargy. They maybe don't want to be there, and aren't giving you much attention. Leg cocked over the chair will indicate indifference. The attention they are giving you is minimal.
  55. 55. Dr. AT/ASST. PROF/bl/COMMN AND DIFFU Four seating position. It can be on the positive route. It normally indicates mild confrontation and stubbornness at that point. This is blatant territorial ownership. Claiming territory. It could easily be disregard of other people's territory if it were say your feet on someone else's desk.
  56. 56. He who does not understand a look will not understand a long explanation either Arab proverb

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