Body Language and Gestures

Kuhnke Communication

While he didn’t say a word, his body tightened and he wrapped his arms around his torso as if keeping his emotion in check. You’re body’s speaking and people are noticing. How you’re holding your body, focusing your gaze and what your feet and fingers are doing tells a tale of your inner state. In order to interpret what the body’s saying, you must reflect on the whole picture of the person.

Fact & fiction about body language 1: Folded arms, defensiveness and the Mehrabian myth

Max Atkinson

I was interviewed recently for a BBC Radio 4 'Word of Mouth' programme on body language that's scheduled to be broadcast tomorrow. This, coupled with the fact that the main guest being advertised in the BBC's advance publicity is a body language expert, means that there's a fair chance that my position on the subject may not get as full a hearing as I'd like. So, just like words in a language, elements of body language can have different meanings in different contexts.

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Fact & fiction about body language 2: Does it matter what you wear or where you stand?

Max Atkinson

This afternoon, I'll be appearing on a BBC Radio 4 'Word of Mouth' programme on body language. This, coupled with the fact that the main guest advertised in the BBC's advance publicity is a body language expert, means that there's a fair chance that my position on the subject won't get as full a hearing as I'd like. As the interview I did lasted for twice as long as the whole programme, it's inevitable that whatever I said will be heavily edited.

Want to Be a Better Public Speaker? Play with Your Kids

DeFinis Communications

We spent the majority of our time swimming, snorkeling, and body surfing. We watched as young families arrived in colorful clothes and weighted down with beach gear. Business Tips Fear of Public Speaking Performance Physical Presence Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Sales Presentations Speaking Tips Technical Presentations Top Speaking Tips Uncategorized passion body language Connection Encore!

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A Pint Size Plan to Help Your Kids Study Public Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

When teaching young children the fundamentals of public speaking there are two important areas you can work on every day: Vocal skills and body language. . Teach Body Language. · Take turns standing up and reading a page out loud : This is a wonderful activity to do with your children but it may be too stimulating to do right before bed. Encourage your child to stand up straight and not fidget or pull at their clothes or hold onto their hands or arms.

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Steven Tyler’s Rooster Feathers are a High Performance Prop

DeFinis Communications

What key item or piece of clothing can become your signature—something that increases your recognition and makes you memorable? In entertainment, performance, and even public speaking, props play an important role when creating an image or making a key point. Whether your prop is something you hold or something you wear, your audience will connect it to your message, thus making your points more memorable. For example, I know a professional speaker whose signature prop is a hat.

2011 135

Why Presentations Are Doomed to Fail

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Honed over a million years of evolution, your body says to itself I’m in danger!    Your body language signals to the audience in front of you (the audience dressed in modern business clothes, not the cave people) that you’re defensive, ready to fight.    It’s just the bodies in the room communicating with one another. Body Language (non-verbal communication) 04.

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Public Speaking tip – Your image

Pivotal Public Speaking

Everything the audience sees of you as a speaker needs to reinforce the image you have decided to present in your speech – clothes, facial expression, stance and gesture. body language in public speaking public speakingAt its most basic this means projecting confidence and sincerity. Unless you decide otherwise, the audience needs to know that you are comfortable with your message and believe in it. .

How to…Flirt

Kuhnke Communication

Sending the right message with your body language is crucial to attracting the perfect partner. An added benefit of playing with your hair is that when your raise your hand to your hair, you expose your soft underarm, a tender, vulnerable and sexually responsive part of the body that’s hard to resist. By tilting your head you reveal your neck, exposing the soft skin on a defenceless part of your body.

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Public Speaking Tip – “What do I want the audience to remember of me?”

Pivotal Public Speaking

What message will your clothes and your grooming convey? What will your choice of language say about you? . body language in public speaking credibility in public speaking personality public speakingWho are you? How will you be remembered after this presentation? Are you professional, poised, articulate? Are you warm, folksy, creative, nurturing? Maybe you want to be seen as ballistic, confronting, no-nonsense, boot camp material.

Public Speaking Tip – “What do I want the audience to remember of me?”

Pivotal Public Speaking

What message will your clothes and your grooming convey? What will your choice of language say about you? . body language in public speaking credibility in public speaking personality public speakingWho are you? How will you be remembered after this presentation? Are you professional, poised, articulate? Are you warm, folksy, creative, nurturing? Maybe you want to be seen as ballistic, confronting, no-nonsense, boot camp material.

Public Speaking tip – Define your image

Pivotal Public Speaking

Everything the audience sees needs to reinforce that image – clothes, facial expression, stance and gesture. audience in public speaking body language in public speaking public speakingWhen you first begin to prepare your presentation, you defined an image that you wanted to present. What do I want them to remember of me?”. Who are you? How will you be remembered after this presentation?

Present Yourself With Confidence

Kuhnke Communication

No fiddling with your clothes or fussing with your hair. Use vivid language, including metaphors and similes. Feel the energy in your body focused and flowing easily as you make your point. Body Language Communication Confidence Executive Presence Public Speaking Presentation Presentation TipsQuick Tips from Kuhnke Communication on How to Present Yourself with Confidence: 1.Claim your space. You have the right to be heard and the right to speak.

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“What do I want them to remember of me?”

Pivotal Public Speaking

What message will your clothes and your grooming convey? What will your choice of language say about you? Your body language, your facial expression and gestures, your clothes and your grooming all need to work towards the impact you choose to make. body language in public speaking public speaking public speaking impactWho are you? How will you be remembered after this presentation? Are you professional, poised, articulate?

Video Review Tip

Speaking Of...

I could see gestures, body movement, clothing, color, hand position when not gesturing (important!), Tags: body language speech videos Have you ever reviewed a video of yourself speaking, with the sound turned off? It is a real eye opener. This short story tells why. My speaking coach and I reviewed my video taken in a recent speech contest that I won. We did this in a campus dining room at a local college, during the dinner hour.

4 Ways to Become a Charismatic Speaker

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Use Effective Body Language. Most of them make themselves look approachable not only by the way they speak, but also by the way they move people through body language. Use hand and body gestures to communicate with the audience. Stay away from stylish hairstyles, baggy clothes, and off-putting accessories, especially if the presentation requires formality. Your business attire delivers an unspoken language, which is crucial in your pitch’s success.

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BP Message Development – What message?

Matt Eventoff

When testifying, whether before a legislative body or in a courtroom, the message begins the second you arrive, and components of that message include: 1) Your clothing; your hair; your makeup; your shoes; jewelry; 2) How you exit the car; your stride; where your eyes are focused; facial expressions; body language. Body language and facial expressions turned defensive.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

Make sure your upper body is in the window of your computer screen. Your body language is noticeable and influential from the waist up, so pay attention to your upper body posture, gestures, and your facial expressions. Avoid clothing with patterns.

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3 Tips to Connect with Virtual Buyers

SpeakerSue Says...

But respectful, professional work clothes – absolutely yes. Tone and body language convey a depth of meaning that help the other person understand intent. Projecting professionalism is more than clothes and surroundings. It was so embarrassing! I clicked on my camera and could see the “decorations” my 3-year old granddaughter had placed on the table behind my desk. Lined up proudly, in full view, were Barbie, Catboy, wooden giraffe, Jasmin and an elephant.

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The Power Pose - Forget Science, Focus on Real-Life Success

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, as Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy explains on TED and in her best-selling book "Presence," The Power Pose consists of the body language which transmits the message: I own this space. The wheel of fortune turned in my direction when I retrofitted my body language, clothing, and accessories to create the aura of power. First our mothers and the nuns in Catholic School, then our executive coaches told us : Stand up straight.

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Nonverbal Communication Project

The Communication Blog

Candidates/campaigning and body language effectiveness [link]. body language and attraction 2.25. A series of images depicting various forms of body language that communicate attraction. Body language in high and low context cultures, [link] , 3.58. Discussion of suggestions for more effective body language in dating, [link] , 5.44. Clothing and communication, [link] , 2.02. Clothing—do clothes make the man?,

Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

It gives you authority, it helps the audience pay better attention, and your eye contact and body language are more accessible to the group. Facial expressions and body language are such an important part of communication; your audience shouldn't miss this aspect of your presentation. If any of these positions are uncomfortable or precarious, change the offending piece of clothing.

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Public speaking tip – Make sure image and message support each other

Pivotal Public Speaking

Your body language, your facial expression and gestures, your clothes and your grooming all need to work towards the impact you choose to make. My last tip was about being deliberate about creating an image. The most powerful choice you will make is how you get that image to support your message – how you. put the two together.

The Art of Speech Giving « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Avoid fiddling with your clothes or fussing with your hair. Use vivid language, including metaphors and similes. Break down your speech into four parts: introduction, main body [use no more than three main points], summary and action steps.

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The Nonverbal Communication Book Preface

The Communication Blog

Part 2 (The Codes of Nonverbal Communication) consists of eight chapters (Chapters 2-9) that identify the codes of nonverbal communication—the channels you use in sending and receiving nonverbal messages—your body, face, eyes, artifacts such as jewelry and clothing, space, touch, paralanguage and silence, and time. Recently, I published The Nonverbal Communication Book with Kendall Hunt. Here is the preface; the TOC will follow in another post. Welcome.

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Women and Power « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

While many of these involve getting settled in their seat, women will also make adjustments to their clothes, hair and jewellery. Email Subscription Archives April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 Categories Body Language Communication Confidence Executive Presence Lifestyle Listening Miscellaneous Public Speaking Relationships Voice Blog at WordPress.com.

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Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

It gives you authority, it helps the audience pay better attention, and your eye contact and body language are more accessible to the group. Facial expressions and body language are such an important part of communication; your audience shouldn't miss this aspect of your presentation. If any of these positions are uncomfortable or precarious, change the offending piece of clothing.

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Guest post: Do you tic when you talk?

The Eloquent Woman

She notes, "Non-verbal “language" speaks volumes to an audience about who the speaker is, their emotional state, and their confidence. In particular, nervous habits surface as body language, but they can also surface as repeated vocal sounds of which the speaker may not even be aware.") Most people have seen physical tics such as head jerks, or hands that pull at clothes over and over when speaking, but there are also phonic tics.

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Be Your Own Ghostwriter - DIY - Part 2

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Right there you can read facial expressions and body language.   Just like styles change in the fashion of clothing, styles change in communications. What voice or persona do you need to create in the written material you put out there?  In the first part of Be Your Own Ghostwriter, you learned that, no, you can't just be yourself.  Writing is an artificial medium civilization created centuries ago. Here is that first lesson.

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Top 6 Touchy-Feely Presentation Rehearsal Tips

More than PowerPoint...

Instead, rehearse in the actual clothes you'll be wearing during your presentation -- right down to your shoes. You'll be amazed at how much better your performance will be just by understanding how your entire body feels in full "costume and makeup." Looking at faces of people you know & like gives your voice and body language more oomph and power. Practice makes perfect, right? Not really. What about imperfect practice?

2008 40

The Power of Personality!

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Categories Articles Body Language Coaching Communicating with Children Dealing with People Effective Emceeing (Tips!) Anyone could present and speak the same content, mouth the same words, wear the same clothes, hold the same file, use the same statistic, share the same joke/story or use the same powerpoint slide. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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On the death of Margaret Thatcher: notes on the evolution of charismatic woman

Max Atkinson

But some of the advice, such as that provided by Gordon Reece, was directly concerned with image-related matters like hair-styles, clothes, jewellery make-up and even which side of her face was supposed to be best for exposing to the camera. When I wrote ''Our Masters'' Voices'' (1984), Margaret Thatcher was prime minister and looked well set to win at least one more term of office (and actually won two more).

2013 66

Dear Speakers - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

And, if you’re telling the audience that you don’t want to be there with your body language, you’re not helping your words get through to them very much, are you? Attendees in the audience at eComm2009 / ©2009 James Duncan Davidson Rule of thumb for speaker clothing: Dress like you mean it. ~0 Obviously, you should wear clothes that you are comfortable in on stage. Wear nice clothes.

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Power Presentations Tip 37: Start with the Right Picture

Executive Speech Coach

The prop could be a part of your clothing or costume. Body Language - emotion, intensity, action Body Language is a powerful visual stimulus for your audience -far more than any PowerPoint slide. Body language can convey em. Picture Your Audience in Their Underwear Power Presentations Tip 44: Your Body Leaks Messag.

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Picture Your Audience in Their Underwear

Executive Speech Coach

In this case the naked doesn’t mean without clothes. Body Language - emotion, intensity, action Body Language is a powerful visual stimulus for your audience -far more than any PowerPoint slide. Body language can convey em. Picture Your Audience in Their Underwear Power Presentations Tip 44: Your Body Leaks Messag.

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Power Presentations Tip 40: Speaking Without Notes

Executive Speech Coach

a special gift, a piece of clothing, a favourite toy. Body Language - emotion, intensity, action Body Language is a powerful visual stimulus for your audience -far more than any PowerPoint slide. Body language can convey em. Picture Your Audience in Their Underwear Power Presentations Tip 44: Your Body Leaks Messag.