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Lesson 12 Using Appropriate Para-verbal Qualities/Body Language

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Steve Jobs is known to be one of the most convincing presenters in the world. This article describes how he used body language to change the world with the Apple products we see around us everyday. – i_just_matthew

Body language presentation. Five Body Language Lessons From Successful TED Talks. What makes a TED Talk go viral?

Five Body Language Lessons From Successful TED Talks

The TED Blog recently asked that question and used a research-based study to answer it. According to TED: “Over the last year, a human behavior consultancy called Science of People set out to answer this question. To do so, says founder Vanessa Van Edwards, they polled 760 volunteers, asking them to rate hundreds of hours of TED Talks, looking for specific nonverbal and body language patterns.” Temple Grandin delivering a well-reviewed TED Talk Van Edwards’ research found five specific patterns: 1. The TED Blog features a fascinating interview with Van Edwards, and I encourage you to visit their site to read the whole thing. Using Body Language in Your Presentations  Even the most seasoned of speakers can feel uneasy or anxious. Research shows that over half of human communication takes place on the nonverbal level through body language.

Using Body Language in Your Presentations  Even the most seasoned of speakers can feel uneasy or anxious

If your body language communicates earnestness, enthusiasm, and sincerity, people will tend to believe your message. If you send different verbal and nonverbal messages, they will inevitably trust what they see and not what they hear! To be effective, your body language must confirm and support your words and graphics. In a presentation situation, body language is so powerful because your audience empathizes with you as the speaker and mirrors your emotions and feelings. If you appear relaxed, confident, and smiling, your audience will relax, feel confidence in you, and usually smile back at you.

5 Body Language Errors that Will Sink Your Presentation. Want to be a dynamic speaker or presenter?

5 Body Language Errors that Will Sink Your Presentation

Then you'd better learn body language! Listen, there's a lot of paint-by-number body language advice out there, especially concerning reading what you're seeing. Body Language – Body. Body language is a vital form of communication, which can make or break your presentation.

The site lists gestures, postures and other paraverbal language to avoid that suggest negative emotions or incompetency, as well as the suggested variation and significance of the effect of such signals on the audience. As such I think it adequately surmises the well known art of conveying one's intents in a manner invoking interest and attention in an audience through the means of articulated and calculated physical display. – keefeyiap

It is an essential part of emotional intelligence, which can help you bond with another person, a small group or a large audience.

Body Language – Body

18 Ways to Improve Your Body Language. There is no specific advice on how to use your body language.

18 Ways to Improve Your Body Language

What you do might be interpreted in several ways, depending on the setting and who you are talking to. Body Language - Communication Skills Training From Understanding Non-Verbal Communication Learn more about body language, in this short video.

Body Language - Communication Skills Training From

Have you ever been in the situation when you really didn't believe what someone was saying? Did you have a sense that something didn't ring true or a gut feeling that all was not right? Perhaps they were saying "Yes" yet their heads were shaking "No"? The 15 Most Common Body Language Mistakes. The Wrong Body Language.

I find this website useful as it highlighted most of the actions we might have done during presentations, but were not aware of. I have learnt that when we get posed a question, we should not roll our eyes but instead, acknowledge it. They might feel that we are impatient if we roll our eyes during presentation. – cuimin

The 3 Best Body Language Tips For Presentations. There is no shortage of tips and articles on the topic of body language.

I like the point that we should nod genuinely while listening. This shows that we are interested in the conversation other than the speaker will feel supported, accepted and encouraged to talk more. – chongjaqi
The article provides 3 best body language tips for presentations. There are smile genuinely, use open gestures and nod while listening especially during Q&A session. – wongzhiyuan

However the abundance of nonverbal communication advice is actually a problem because if public speakers tried to present their message while utilizing all of the available body language tips, they would look more like marionette puppets responding to the tugs of many different strings, instead of real people acting authentically.

The 3 Best Body Language Tips For Presentations

6 tips to use body language in your presentations. Views 4,032 Filed under Presentations , body language, Hints and Tips Presenters used to pay a lot more attention to their body language.

This article provides 6 tips -getting the stance right, moving while speaking, having eye contact ,using shoulders, hands and smiling- of body language during presentation. – xinyingg

Then PowerPoint was invented, and many people breathed a sigh of relief.

6 tips to use body language in your presentations

Postures During an Oral Presentation.

POSTURES are important when delivering a speech or presentation, as it gives the audience of how well prepared the speaker is, as well as a method to hook the audience into the presentation. – bangwenhan123


This article summarizes the some of the mistakes I've made while presenting and I've learnt that these mistakes may seem insignificant to us, but they can send off different messages about my attitude towards the audience. For example, I did not know that 'forward head' may make others feel that their personal space is invaded. Hence, now that I've know what are some of the bad postures I should avoid, I will always remind myself to stand in an upright and presentable posture. – liunianci
The diagrams are simple and show the various ways one can fail at basic posture and therefore compromise the delivery. This can be rectified by a straight and fully vertical vertebral column with a forward facing head, which suggests confidence and commitment to delivery, which should somewhat suggest or so make believed in the audience that the speaker is honest and worthy of attention, and to that extent should be hearkened to and agreed with. – keefeyiap
Postures are vital to how much audience will enjoy the presentation, a good posture is basically standing upright and looking confident. – bangwenhan123
This thing shows how different postures have different effects on the audience. – samuelchee

Paraverbal Communication.

The tone of your voice makes a differences when you speak – yongjinghao

The 5 Key Body Language Techniques of Public Speaking. Of all the communication skills available to you as a public speaker, how important is body language?

The 5 key body language techniques of public speaking: Movement and gestures, using space, dealing with object and technology, facial expressiveness and voice. – hinhuat

The answer: as important as any single element of your speeches or presentations!

The 5 Key Body Language Techniques of Public Speaking

From job interviews to high-stakes appearances, audiences are judging you according to what you show them. To build your credibility, presence, and influence, download my free cheat sheet, "5 Secrets of Powerful Body Language. " The 5 Key Body Language Tips for Public Speaking Consider that the most important visual you can show an audience is yourself.

At The Genard Method of performance-based public speaking training in Boston, body language is a key element of all of our executive speech coaching and team presentation training. 1. You should begin in a neutral position with hands at your sides (it may feel awkward at first, but it looks fine). Read my previous blog The Body Language Rules: 12 Ways to Be a More Powerful Speaker. 2. When you speak, the stage is your world. 10 Worst Body Language Presentation Mistakes.

The contrast between the diagrams are well-illustrated with the ideas that are brought across. With that, I have learnt the things that should be avoided during giving a presentation. – liyana15
I like how the information is presented and especially the diagrams which give us a visual guideline to follow. Very interesting presentation format. – aloysiusq
Maybe I should stop folding my arms. – samuelchee

8 Fatal Body Language Mistakes To Avoid During Presentations. Body language is one of the most crucial vehicles to interact.

8 Fatal Body Language Mistakes To Avoid During Presentations

During presentations, you always use facial expressions and hand movements to explain and communicate your message. Using your facial expressions and hand movements or gestures can enable you to convey your content successfully and shows your confidence. If you use them inappropriately or inaccurately, they can become a source of distraction for your audience and will conflict with your message. Here are eight presentation body language mistakes that you should avoid that include your movement, posture and facial expression: 1. One of the common mistakes among presenters is certainly the movements of the hands.

Instead – Try keeping your arms in front in an open manner. 2. What do I do with hands? Effective presentation gestures.

The presenter in the video tells us more about effective gestures during presentation. When we are standing still how should we put our hands and when we are presenting how should we move our hands. It also tell us that our hand gestures must not be too constrained at the area around our chest as it makes us look nervous, it should be wide but not too wide, making it seems like we are inviting the audience. If your hand gestures are too far away from our face, which means they can not see your face and the gestures that you make, it will be distracting to them. – zhewei39
Body language gives audience a first impression on the speaker in front. Small details such as hand gestures and eye contact are vital factors in delivering a good presentation. – liyana15
Actions speak louder than words. From the article, I learnt that walking around the audience would help to engage the audience. Previously, I thought that walking around was a distraction to the audience as the audience would lose their attentions to the presenter. Furthermore, I learnt that by pointing the information on slide is able to draw the attention of the audience so that the information will be better understood. Hence, the presentation would definitely be more effective and memorable with the use of appropriate body language. – yusongc
I learn that by having stiff small actions can project the image to the audience that the presenter is calm and in control – yongjinghao
I have learnt to gesture my hands and arms naturally and make eye contact with the listener so that they feel invited to engage with the presenter and the presenter will look more confident and believable. – chongjaqi
I have learnt many new ways to make my presentation more interesting and easy to follow, such as taking a few steps whenever I make a new point and showing positive gestures when needed. I do agree that moving around will definitely engage the audience better, rather than standing still. I will definitely try this tip during my next presentation in school.- Swee Min – cuimin

Powerful Presentation Skills: Body Language. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: The Do's and Don'ts of Body Language in Public Speaking. If I were to ask you, of all the time you put into preparing a speech, presentation or any other public speaking event, how much of that time is spent on practicing and preparing your body language, most would say very little.

I learnt the essential things to note when giving an oral presentation, such as upright posture and look of confidence. Things not to commit when presenting are leaning on one hip or standing rooted to the floor, etc... – bangwenhan123

The majority of your time would be spent on preparing the content for the event – collecting the information, synthesizing it and building the proverbial PowerPoint. Likewise, when we practice, we typically practice what we’re going to say, not necessarily how we’re going to say it. Research suggests however, that our ability to communicate effectively to our audience and leave a lasting impression is more directly tied to our voice and body language – so much so that content, or words, ranks third amongst the three, playing only 7% of the role in communicating with people. Voice came in second at 38% and body language accounted for 55% of a person’s ability to communicate effectively (A. Mehrabiana). 1. 2. 3.