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BODY LANGUAGE

Section – D Group – 5

Ankur Grover
M Adithya
Priyanka Sanyal
Sonik Shah
Sourabh Shah
What is Body Language?
Body Language is the communication of personal
feelings, emotions , attitudes, thoughts through
body movements i.e. its not only your tongue you
communicate with but also you speak with your
body movements & gestures.
ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER
THAN WORDS
Why is BODY LANGUAGE important?

• It reveals our thoughts, attitude & desires

• It is also important to decipher the signals


you receive from others

• Misinterpretation spells Trouble


- Can hamper business prospects
- Conflict with peers

Body Language
What follows next…

 Posture

 Gesture

 Facial Expressions

 Eye Contact

Contents
The Body as a whole
• Sitting and Standing Positions
• The slouch

Head
• Level head
• Tilted head

Angle of the Body

Posture
Arms
• Crossed arms
• Hand positions

Legs
• Sitting Positions
• Standing Positions

Posture
What follows next…

 Why is Body Language so Important?

 Posture

 Gesture

 Facial Expressions

 Eye Contact

Contents
Handshakes:

Control

Glove

Dead Fish

Gestures
Hand Gestures:

 Rubbing palms together

 Hands clenched together

 Steepling hands

 Mouth Guard

 Scratching head (neck)

Gestures
What follows next…

 Why is Body Language so Important?

 Posture

 Gesture

 Facial Expressions

 Eye Contact

Contents
General Characteristics

Facial expressions carry most


of our nonverbal meanings

Flexible and changeable.

Generally spontaneous.

Facial Expressions
Use of Facial Expression:

To add conviction to the


message you are trying to
portray.

To build trust.

To show your concern about


an issue in a way that words
can never hope to.

Facial Expressions
Changing Facial Expressions
Wrong Expression at wrong time sends a bad
meaning.
Methods of changing facial
expression are
• Qualification
• Modulation
• Neutralizing
• Masking

Facial Expressions
What follows next…

 Why is Body Language so Important?

 Posture

 Gesture

 Facial Expressions

 Eye Contact

Contents
Several factors that influence the
“language of eyes”…

Direction of eye

Length of eye contact

Cultural difference

Eye Contact
Usage of Eye contact:
 Monitor feedback
 Secure attention
 Regulate the conversation
 Signalthe nature of
relationship
 Visual dominance
 Compensate for distance

Eye Contact
Stand straight with well set posture

Be expressive with body movements

Smile with confidence and warmth

Look in the eyes

Mantra for perfect body talk!!


 http://www.businessballs.com/body-language.htm#eyes-b

 http://changingminds.org/techniques/body/parts_body_la

 http://jefmenguin.wordpress.com/resources/articles/profe

 TheDefinitive Book of Body Language – Barbara


Pease

References