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BodyLanguage

What is it?

Now.. Could you guess what some


of these body language mean?

The Power of Body


Language

Youwillget
insightintothethoughtsandfeelingsofothers.
Often, itisnota consciousformof
communication
Bodylanguageconveystruth,evenwhenwords
donot.
showsfeelingsandmotivesuchas
aggression, submission,deception
payingattentiontobodylanguagemakessome
oneabetterlistener

Components of BodyLanguage:

Proximity:Thedistancebetweenpeopl
e
Positioning:Positionofabody
Facialexpression:Theeyesare
particularlynoticed.
Touching:Thisincludesobjects,people,
andthemselves.
Breathing:Therateofrespiration

Posture

Posturecanleadtounfairjudgments
Often,peopleassumeiscausedbyalac
k ofconfidence.
Thereare
manydifferentreasonswhysomeoneca
nhavepoorposture.

CausesofPoorPosture:

injuriescanaltersomeonesposture.
Illness
suchasarthritis,candamagetheskelet
alstructure.
Problemwiththespinewillaffectpostur
e.
Temperature:Peoplemaytakeaclosed
posturewhentheyarecold.

Common Gestures

Bitingnails:Thismaymeaninsecurityornerves.
Turningaway:Lookingawayindicatesthatyoudonot
believesomeone.
Openpalms:Showingpalmsisasignofinnocenceor
sincerity.
Rubbinghandstogether:Rubbinghandstogetherisa
signofexcitementoranticipation.
Touchingthechin:Thissignalsthatadecisionisbein
gmade.
Handonthecheek:Touchingthecheekindicatesso
meoneisthinking.
Drummingfingers:Thisisasignofimpatience.
Touchingthenose:signals doubt

Quick Movements

Quickmovementsmaybeinterpretedas
asignofnervousness.
Donotmakeasnapjudgmentabout
quickmovements.
Mostpeoplefidgetfromtimetotime
ininterviewsandsocialsettings
fidgetingcan
indicatenervousness,boredom,frustrati
on,stress

Pitch:Peopletendtonaturallyrespectdeeper
voices.
High
pitchedvoicesareviewedasasignofimmatur
ity.
Tryalower,evenpitch.
Speakingtooquicklywillcauseconfusion,and
speakingtoo
slowingwillmakeitdifficulttokeepattention.
Loudness:Speakup;quietvoicescanbeviewe
dassubmissive
Varyyourtonetoprevent boringlisteners
withamonotonepresentation.

Be Aware of Your Movements

Watchyourhands:Donothideyourhands,a
ndtryto
avoidfidgetingortouchingyourface.
Eyecontact:Maintaineyecontact,butdostar
eatpeople.
Smile:Avoidfakesmiles.Givegenuinesmilet
oinstiltrust.
Watchyourhead:Lookahead,tiltingissubmis
sive.Nodoccasionallytosignalyour
interest.

Practice in a Mirror

It
givesanaccurateevaluationofwhaty
ouare communicating.
Noteyourposture:Payattentionto
tendenciestoslouchorhunch
Noteyourgestures:Identifyanynervo
usgesturesyouuse
Practicetalking:Yourtoneshouldmatc
hyourgesturesandbodylanguage.