3 Some research suggests we send 93% of our messages non-verbally Body Language may be the most powerful and honest type of communication.Some research suggests we send 93% of our messages non-verbally
4 Body Language is used to help send a message and needs to coordinate with how we are speaking or listening.Your body language should be chosen as carefully as you choose your words.
5 Body Language has two forms: Positive messagesNegative messages
6 Seven Types of Body Language How you sit or stand (posture) Facial Expressions
7 Clothing and GroomingGestures (hand, foot, eye movements)Eye Contact
8 Voice Tone, Inflection, and Volume (38%) Personal SpaceThe human brain processes nonverbal messages faster than verbal at a rate of 240 non-verbal messages per minute.
9 Body Language Messages: Eye Contact Good eye contact can tell a listener that the speaker is:honest, dependable, interested, confidentPoor eye contact can tell a listener that the speaker is:dishonest, undependable, disinterested, nervous, embarrassed, fearful, shyEye contact that is too long can tell a listener that thespeaker is: disapproving, hostile, wishing for greater intimacy, challenging a supervisor’s authority*uncomfortable and inappropriate within a classroomenvironment
10 could mean someone is lying: Research has indicated several behaviors that may communicate someone is lying. The combination of several of thesecould mean someone is lying:Poor eye contactCrossing arms and legsCovering mouthFace reddeningNose itches (Pinocchio Syndrome)MumblingMove less than usualUnusual changes in volume, rate, tone, or pitch of voiceMid-sentence cut-off- using “um”, “ah”, “like”, “You know” (stalling for time)- stumbling over words (making up story)Abrupt changes in nonverbal communicationDiscrepancies (differences) in non-verbal (actions) and verbal(what’s being said)