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body language

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Pat Biel

on 11 December 2013

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Transcript of body language

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Handshake styles:

- dominative

- submisive

- equal

- cold, clammy handshake
Perfect solution?

Keeping the palms held vertical and matching the other persons grip is usually perceived as 10/10 handshake
Body Language In Business Meetings
Patrycja Bielak
Jolanta Czaja
Krystian Knapik

- Business Communication-
Hand gestures
Eye contact and facial expressions
Positioning and movement of body
Patrycja Bielak

Jolanta Czaja

Krystian Knapik

Project lifecycle
Hands Messages
Understanding of body language is a key to perfect communication
Eye contact
Eyes can indicate interest, attention, and involvement with audience members, while failure to make eye contact may be interpreted as disinterested or rude.
Different cultures have diverse rules for eye contact
Lookers gain more credibility than non-lookers
Lack of eye contact is usually perceived to be rude or inattentive in Western cultures
Facial expressions

The seven universally recognized emotions shown through facial expressions are fear, anger, surprise, contempt, disgust, happiness, and sadness.
Natural body movements and gestures can strengthen and enhance the message but repetitive, unnecessary movements can distract from delivery.
Positioning and Movement of Body
Human faces are capable of more than 10,000 different expressions.
When you stand, keep your back straight, middle section in alignment with your back, shoulders back, and head up.

Slouching, sticking your belly out, stuffing your hands in your pockets, and folding your arms defensively all suggest aggressive anxiety.
Crossed arms might indicate that a person is feel defensive, self-protective, or closed-off.
Crossed legs can indicate that a person is feeling closed off or in need of privacy.
Arm signals tend to be supported by corresponding legs signals, for example crossed arms and crossed legs, generally indicate disinterest, rejection or insecurity.
be aware of power of the body language
differences between nations
don't focus on single gestures
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