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Body Language

Transcript: How to Interpret Body Language... My presentation will focus on unusual ways to tell if someones lying or attracted to another person, and also some odd body language gestures to avoid that one may not even realize they are doing. Lying Face May unconsciously place objects (book, coffee cup, etc.) between themselves and you (How). Body Palms of the hand are turned down or closed (not revealed to you) (Rodrigues). Attraction One leans towards the other while still keeping good posture ("Body") lifted shoulders reveal a softer, almost child-like side to a person (lets the other person know that you're open to them) (Vernier) Feet and knees that are always turned toward the direction of another person is a sign of attraction. (Vernier) Open palms say one is comfortable and relaxed. (Vernier) Why learn how to interpret body language on a deeper level? Image citations: Body Face By: Delaney Downs, A1 Interactions Lastly, make sure to avoid - touching/ fidgeting with the earlobes, nose, mouth, and chin area subconsciously (How.) Dilated pupils (How). you can tell if one's smile is real or not by seeing if the muscles around he or she's eyes are engaged (it is hard to genuinely fake this) ("25 Acts") "Body Language And Eye Contact - Explained." Thooghun on HubPages. Web. 03 Jan. 2012. "Eye Direction and Lying - How to Detect Lies from the Direction of an Individual's Gaze / Visual Accessing Cues." Web. 03 Jan. 2012. How To Tell If Someone Is Lying - Body Language of a Liar." How to Tell If Someone Is Lying - Home. Web. 03 Jan. 2012. Rodrigues, Larry. "Lying Body Language." 2009. Web. 03 Jan. 2012. Vernier, Ian. "Body Language Signals: How to Decode What People Really Think." Body Language Signals - How To Read Body Language and Decode What People Think. Web. 03 Jan. 2012. "25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid." Marc and Angel Hack Life - Practical Tips for Productive Living. 7 July 2008. Web. 03 Jan. 2012. Uncomfortable facing accuser head on (How). • Holding objects in front of your body (indicates shyness and insecurity) • Narrowing your eyes (people often mistake this as a reflex of thinking during a conversation but it can come off to the other person as showing anger or dislike) ("25 Acts") - opening face - prezi images - eye direction cues - all - real vs. fake smile - Limited and stiff arm and hand movements (How). There are many times in one’s life when he or she has to interpret the way another person acts to find out how the other is really feeling. Sometimes basic body language cues don't tell enough. Works Cited: dilated pupils ("Body") Forehead tightens up a little in between the eye brows ("Eye").

Body Language

Transcript: Body Language Taylor and Zach What is Body language? The process of speaking nonverbally, with concious and unconcious gestures and movements. Why is it important? Types of Body Language: What certain Gestures Portray. Hands on Hips: possibly shows agression, or a readiness to flee. Arms Cross: shows a defensive position. Clasping the Hands behind your back: shows apprehension or frustration Tilting the Head: shows you are slightly interested. World Body language In some parts of Tibet you say hello by sticking out you tounge the foot is the lowest part of the body and when revealed it offends Muslims, and the Thai. US: Alright Japan: Money France: zero Brazil: Unmentionable Orifice In some places this is used to ward off evil spirits, it is also I love you in sign language, and also a sign used at Rock concerts. it is called the "Corna" Reading Other's Body Language Rubbing your Nose: Lieing Patting Hair: insecurity Tapping fingers: impatient Rubbing Hands: Anticipation Hand on Cheek: Deep Thought Erect body: Confidence Legs Spread: Relaxed Positive and Negative Body Language Goody Eye Contact: you're interested Relaxed posture: shows you are comfortabale Touching the neck: shows you are interested in the person you're talking too. Hands clasped together in front of your body: Humility Holding an object in front of your body: sign of Shyness. Narrowing your Eyes: shows anger. Checking time: shows you are bored. Stroking your chin: shows you are being judgmental. Summary of Body Language: Body Language, is an important part of how we communicate. Learn to pick up on both Negative and Positive Body Language. Learn certain gestures and Body movements to avoid or to use in different cultures. Learn also to read others Body Language to pick up on lies and hidden truths. Now you know all about Body Language! 80% of all Communication is done through Body Language Body Language doesn't lie very well When your words are dishonest your Body Language isn't. Your Emotions are expressed more through Body Language Body Posture and movement Hand Gestures Facial Expressions Emotional reactions Hand and Leg placement

Body Language – Body

Transcript: Body Language – Body Posture Controlled walking can add to the effectiveness of your message. If you stay glued to one spot, you might appear rigid, inexperienced or terrified. Your movement forces the audience to refocus its attention on you and creates interest. Walking Patterns Avoid the following: - Putting your hands in your pockets, which makes people trust you less. Research has found that we trust others more when we can see their hands. - Pushing your hair aside frequently with your hand or shaking your head to push aside your hair. - Taking the caps on and off your pen or marker. - Scratching your face, head, or any other part of your body. - Arms folded across your chest, which may make you slouch, and makes you appear closed, disconnected from the audience Using a Podium/Lectern If you’re using a lectern, it’s a good idea to hold the sides so your hands can be seen. Hold the sides of the lectern, but do not grasp them tightly as if you are scared. Feel free to gesture naturally, even from the podium. This will give a more relaxed feel to your presentation, as you will come across as more informal, open, and accessible to your audience. Our posture conveys a lot about our level of confidence. Good posture gives the impression of authority and confidence. Gestures - hands on hips, which makes you appear too matronly, like you are about to scold someone; - arms clasped behind the back military style, which makes you appear too aloof - arms down in front, folded below the waist, which makes you seem too ‘goody-goody” Avoid the following: From an open body position, your arms will be free to gesture as they would in normal conversation in order to support your words and emphasize certain points. - Drumming your fingers on the lectern or table. This just comes across as a distracting, annoying nervous gesture.

Body Language

Transcript: First of all, What is Nonverbal Language? Understanding Nonverbal Communication Concious and intended Body Language Less commonly discussed because it seems unproblematic These are things you WANT people to pick up about you. The words people say outloud are sometimes different than what they *really* mean. Some people mask what they are feeling by lying through body language People unconciously do not believe what they say Others are completely silent, but their body language reveals everything Examples of Voluntary/intentional movements Hand gestures: waving hello, "The finger", blinking with one eye, etc. Tone of voice: The pitch of your voice and the way you communicate. Yelling, speaking softly or whispering, saying things in a sarcastic way, intonation Breathing: Slow or fast breathing, breathing heavily or slowly to relax SO if some hand gestures are a result from culture, does that mean we sometimes use false body language to mask something we are feeling? To better understand others, try to identify the cause of their intentional body movements Consider all the possible reasons for change You will learn much about the person and how they feel in the enviornment they are in. What are these peoples perceptions? Involuntary Body Language Body language and other nonverbal communication devices one cannot control Often speaks volumes about what the person is feeling Unbiased Unable to falsify Your body NEVER lies! Most accurate way to read a persons subconcious Object communication "Greetings, you come here often?" Voluntary Language There are three categories of Nonverbal Language Body In face-to-face conversations, the words we say account for less than 10% in the message we are trying to convey. Voluntary Involuntary Nonverbal languege that can be controlled through practice Non-verbal language and body language is the base of communication and people all around the world and in every social environment may enhance his or her message to convey something beyond words. Clothing in body language form is used to express a certain personality And one more thing...*%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1 How do you use nonverbal language? What "look" were you going for today? wanted to look professional to give your presentation? wanted to look hawt and sexy for that guy that sits beside you in math? wanted to look normal to blend in? Feeling quirky and wearing something bold? Wanted to look rich? Did you wear your new ugg boots your mommy got you for christmas? Involuntary Body Language Conclusion Different perspectives Examples: A child crying in the middle of the store A child picking their nose or sucking their thumb in public People sometimes unconsciously decide upon outifut with a look they want to percieve. Children are often the only one's who do not care about masking their voluntary body languege Body Things such as tone, pitch, loudness, duration, intonation and tempo, voice quality, speaking style and speech clarity, and accent can all give off nonverbal cues. The clothing choices people make on a given day may reveal their mood or outlook on the day. example: someone wearing certain colors or silhouettes Position of the body relative to other people and things Posture and body position Micro-movement of muscles Speed of walking Sweating hand/arm/leg position and movements smells (eg. pheremones) People use clothing to pertain a certain social status "Children should be seen, not heard" "Must...grab...the presidency..." "How you doin'?" Connections to Romanticism Vocalics is the study of nonverbal cues of the voice Natalie Clapp Most of the time, voluntary body movement takes place in social settings. Body Body Body The most common form of object communication is clothing "How your brain responds to a "thumbs up" and other hand gestures depends on who you are and who's doing the gesturing. Culture and ethnicity play a part in whether or not the brain's neurons fire in response to a gesture, say UCLA brain researchers Istvan Molnar-Szakacs and Dr. Marco Iacoboni." Voice What social or economic status does each individual belong to? What about them categorizes them? Includes things like: I think this is about feelings! Does culture influence body language???!? "Good job! You learned something today!" is here Nonverbal Communication Voluntary Body

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