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The Body Language. Presentation made by : Gintar ė Turskytė PSbd07 – 2 2007. Body is a powerful instrument in our speech. The total effect of the speech also depends on a body language as well as on words. The most important six aspects of bodily action: Movement Eye contact

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the body language

The Body Language

Presentation made by:Gintarė Turskytė

PSbd07 – 2

2007

introduction

Body is a powerful instrument in our speech.

  • The total effect of the speech also depends on a body language as well as on words.
  • The most important six aspects of bodily action:
    • Movement
    • Eye contact
    • Facial expression
    • Posture
    • Gestures
    • Proxemics

Introduction

Basic knowledge

Body Movements:

Emblems

Illustrations

Affect displays

Regulators

Adaptors

Conclusion

Introduction
basic knowledge

Eye contact is one of the most important aspect of bodily communication.

  • Facial expressions are especially important in communicating emotions.
  • Posture is the position in which body is being held.
  • Gestures - a movement that are made with hands, head or face to show a particular meaning.
  • Proxemics is the study of how to use space in communication.

Introduction

Basic knowledge

Body Movements:

Emblems

Illustrations

Affect displays

Regulators

Adaptors

Conclusion

Basic knowledge
body movements

Body movement is an important part of successful communication; it reinforces, emphasizes, and clarifies verbally expressed ideas.

  • Major types of movement:
    • Emblems
    • Illustrators
    • Affect displays
    • Regulators
    • Adaptors

Introduction

Basic knowledge

Body Movements:

Emblems

Illustrations

Affect displays

Regulators

Adaptors

Conclusion

Body movements
emblems

Emblems are body gestures that directly translate into words or phrases.

  • Emblems are used consciously and purposely to communicate the same meaning as the words.
  • Emblems are culture specific.

Introduction

Basic knowledge

Body Movements:

Emblems

Illustrations

Affect displays

Regulators

Adaptors

Conclusion

Emblems
illustrators

Illustrators enhance the verbal messages they accompany.

  • Expressions are often illustrated with hands, head and general body movements.
  • Illustrators 20 % increase an ability to

remember.

Introduction

Basic knowledge

Body Movements:

Emblems

Illustrations

Affect displays

Regulators

Adaptors

Conclusion

Illustrators
affect displays

Affect displays are movements of the face, but also the fands and general body that communicate emotional meaning.

  • Affect displays are often unconscious.

Introduction

Basic knowledge

Body Movements:

Emblems

Illustrations

Affect displays

Regulators

Adaptors

Conclusion

Affect displays
regulators

Regulators are behaviours that monitor, control, coordinate, or maintain the speaking of another individual.

Introduction

Basic knowledge

Body Movements:

Emblems

Illustrations

Affect displays

Regulators

Adaptors

Conclusion

Regulators
adaptors

Adaptors are gestures that satisfy some personal needs.

  • Adaptors are divided to:
    • Self adaptors (selftouching movements)
    • Alter – adaptors (movements directed at a recipient)
    • Object – adaptors (gestures focused on objects)

Introduction

Basic knowledge

Body Movements:

Emblems

Illustrations

Affect displays

Regulators

Adaptors

Conclusion

Adaptors
conclusions

Body is a powerful instrument in a speech.

  • Usually body language occurs unconsciously.
  • Nonverbal expressions communicate a great part of emotional experience.

Introduction

Basic knowledge

Body Movements:

Emblems

Illustrations

Affect displays

Regulators

Adaptors

Conclusion

Conclusions
references
References
  • Joseph A. DeVito “Human communication. The basic course”, 2005, Allyn & Bacon
  • Source of images:
    • http://www.moir.com.au/lessons/lesson3/lesson3.htm ; 2007 09 15
    • http://www.awn.com/tooninstitute/lessonplan/overlapping.htm ; 2007 09 15