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60-80% of your message is conveyed through body language. 60-80% of your message is conveyed through body language.

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1 60-80% of your message is conveyed through body language % of your message is conveyed through body language.

2 Posture Consider the following actions and note cultural differences: Consider the following actions and note cultural differences: –Bowing- shows rank in Japan –Slouching- rude in most Northern European areas –Hands in pocket- disrespectful in Turkey –Sitting with legs crossed- offensive in Ghana, Turkey –Showing soles of feet- Offensive in Thailand, Saudi Arabia –Even in US, there is a gender difference on acceptable posture?

3 How should ladies sit? Which of these is appropriate?

4 Gestures Gesturing varies from culture to culture. Some cultures are animated; other restrained. Gesturing varies from culture to culture. Some cultures are animated; other restrained. Even simple things like using hands to point and count differ. Even simple things like using hands to point and count differ. Pointing : US with index finger; Germany with little finger; Japanese with entire hand (in fact most Asians consider pointing with index finger to be rude) Pointing : US with index finger; Germany with little finger; Japanese with entire hand (in fact most Asians consider pointing with index finger to be rude)

5 What does this message say?

6 What are you saying?


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