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Body Language The Nonverbal Communication. By: Saundra M. McCoy. Works Cited. Bishop, K. (1985). The Silent Signals. Training & Development Journal , 39 (6), 36. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.

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Body language the nonverbal communication

Body Language The Nonverbal Communication

By:

Saundra M. McCoy


Works cited

Works Cited

  • Bishop, K. (1985). The Silent Signals. Training & Development Journal, 39(6), 36. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.

  • Payne, R. (2000). Presenting with Confidence. Journal of Environmental Health, 62(9), 32. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.

  • (2000). Market yourself through body language. Westchester County Business Journal, 39(27), 13. Retrieved from Regional Business News database.

  • Booher, D. (1999). Communicate with Confidence and Make Your Body Language Say the Right Thing. Women in Business, 51(6), 36. Retrieved from EBSCO MegaFILE database.

  • Gallo, C. (2007, February 8). It's Not Your Mouth That Speaks Volumes. BusinessWeek Online, p. 22. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.

  • Gregory, Hamilton. Public Speaking for College & Career. New York, NY. 2008.


Eye contact

EYE CONTACT

  • Eye contact is vital to achieve effective communication.

  • Looking someone in the eye conveys interest in what is being said.

  • With holding eye contact tells your audience you don’t think what is being said is important.

  • Shifting your eyes can convey impatience, discomfort, and guilt.

  • Looking down while you speak conveys low self esteem.


Eye contact strategy

Eye Contact Strategy

  • Gallo and Carmine with Business Week Online suggest:

    • During Presentations, mentally split the room into thirds. Address some of your comments to one side of the room, turn your attention to the middle, and then look to the last section.


Facial expressions

Facial Expressions

  • Your facial expressions while communicating should express the emotion that you are feeling.

  • (If your talking about winning one million dollars, don’t look sad)

  • Smiling is a facial expression.

  • Don’t smile or laugh inappropriately. This can convey guilty surprise.

  • All In all, facial expressions gives speakers animation, which is a plus in any presentations.


Posture

Posture

  • Good posture conveys self-confidence and competence.

  • It is suggested to stand or sit up straight while communicating.

  • If the speaker is standing, he/she should have their weight equally distributed on their feet.

  • Having good posture makes the speaker look serious and allows the speaker to stay alert.


Personal appearance

Personal Appearance

  • A speaker should be clean, well groomed and attractively.

    • If you bite your nails, have unkempt hair and wear clothing that looks tired, undressed and ill fitting it can make you appear to have a poor self image.

  • A speaker should always dress up. It is viewed as a compliment to the audience.

  • Having good personal appearance make it easy to eliminate an audiences criticism before you open your mouth.


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Body language is nonverbal communication that according to studies accounts for 55 percent of total communication.

  • Be Conscious of body language.

  • To try and help achieve effective body language a speaker should;

    • Eye Contact: Look at the audience 95 percent of the time.

    • Facial Expressions: Should be clear and match a speakers emotions.

    • Posture: Professionally relaxed

    • Physical appearance: Clean and well groomed


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