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Master Your Body Language

teacher avatar Anastasia Grigoras

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12 Lessons (1h 7m)
    • 1. Promo skillshare

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. Get into the right physical state

    • 4. Eye contact - a form of non verbal communication

    • 5. Facial expressions and their meanings

    • 6. Hand gestures in public speaking

    • 7. Hand gestures in one on one conversations

    • 8. Body postures while standing

    • 9. Stage movement in public speaking

    • 10. Body language in a one on one conversation

    • 11. Props and distractions

    • 12. Conclusion

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The ability to understand and interpret body language can help you to pick up on intentions and thoughts that other people might have but are not talking about them. You can also use it in a positive way to add strength to your verbal messages.

Body movements can be used to reinforce what a person is saying and also offer information about the emotions and attitudes of a person. It happens many times that people say things that are conflicting with what their non-verbal communication shows. A skilled observer may be able to detect such discrepancies in behavior and use them as a clue to what someone is really feeling and thinking.

This course ''Master your body language'' will help you to understand the basics of how to use non-verbal communication. When delivering a speech or a presentation in public, it's important to know the fundamentals of how to use your body to your advantage. Keeping your body movements aligned with your message will keep your audience engaged. In public speaking, all the attention is on the speaker, and for the listeners, it's hard to focus on the idea if only hearing it. We are people of visuals and we memorize better when movement is involved. Also is more entertaining for the audience to see someone have appropriate body movements on the stage than just standing like a statue. However, any movement must have a purpose and should be done in accordance with the words spoken.

During dialogues, we are so focused on what we are saying that most of the time we are not even aware of what our body language is. That's why there are times when we are trying to hide our thoughts and emotions with our words, but the lack of awareness makes the body language reveal the reality. There are clues that you can learn so you can understand more the real intentions of your listener or the speaker. This course will help you to do that and everyday communication will become easier and more effective.

The course includes an explanation of the basic meanings of nonverbal communication. Our hand gestures, facial expressions, eye contact, and body posture can say even a lot more than our words. Being aware of the distractions we make and how to use props correctly, knowing how to use the stage when speaking publicly or how to read others' body language, all will be covered in the course. The suggestions given in the course will help you deliver a better and more memorable message to your listeners making sure you're giving clear ideas by aligning verbal and nonverbal communication and not leaving any room for confusion.

Become an effective communicator by using your body language when expressing your thoughts and ideas.

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1. Promo skillshare: Did you know that a lot of people have their body language reflecting something completely different from what they're saying because they are not aware of it and they don't know what their face is expressing or they don't know the meaning of her hand gestures. That are basic rules of non-verbal communication that can make any speaker's message more effective and impactful when delivering it either in public or in a one-on-one conversation. Learning how to condition thoughts by using your body movements and along with your words, will keep your listener engaged and make your ideas memorable. Joined my online course, master by the language to learn more about non-verbal communication. 2. Introduction: As you decided to take this course, you are joining a huge community of people who are aware that their body can express a lot of what mind thinks. Effective communicators know the importance of equalizing non-verbal communication when delivering a message. Mastering nonverbal communication is essential, not only worth speaking, involve adding on a stage, but also in everyday communication. According to most of the social psychologists, nonverbal communication makes up two thirds of all communication between two people or between one speaker and a group of listeners. 55 percent of what you understand in a conversation is that through the body, not the words. Site makes up to 83% of impact on brain friendly information gained during a visual presentation. We have such a high percentage of body language in the message being communicated. Few chance neglected or overlook it. Let's y to soy, important to understand what different actions of non-verbal communication could mean and how others and perceive it in a better position to communicate with others by being the evening a lot of speeches for the last five years and also focusing a lot on using my body language to reflect my messages to the audience. I got constructive feedback from my mentors that helped me work on my gestures, making them purposeful and aligned with my speeches. What have you done a study and practicing by the language, improved my speeches all that old and helped me with several speech contexts. That's why I want to pause my experience to you so you can learn and be more aware of your body language and use it to your advantage. In this course, you will learn about the main elements of body language. We'll start there knowing science techniques to relax and then remove any tension from our bodies. Then we'll go through the meanings of the most used signals that non verbal communication, the radios, from our facial expressions to our body movements. The things we don't say still convey volumes of information. The eye contact use it and hand gestures, posture, and movement on the stage. But all to be considered, when do we want to convey and effective message? We will also speak, evolve all the buttons, signals when having a one-on-one conversation, maybe an eighth or do whatever meeting our body language signals should be suitable to any circumstances and relevant to what we wanted to say. Let's start. 3. Get into the right physical state: To speak in front of an audience, to give a prepared speech or a presentation. It can be quite stressful for many of us. And the stress is manifested most of the times through our voices and our bodies. We started sweating. The heart is pumping harder than usual. And we start moving her hands involuntary or opposite the closing ourselves and making ourselves look small. Like a piece of old. You might have your own way of how to relax and get into the right mood to feel positive and joyful. If yes, use that to your favor. Because speaking in public is stressful for majority of us. So first thing, let's remove the stress and that's relax. Being calm will help you focus on what you have to say and not on what other people think about you and how they perceive you. That is actually one of the main reasons of our nervousness, the fear of other people's opinion. Will they like it or not? Did I perform well? Will they judged me? We keep asking ourselves what others will think and we are afraid we will not perform well. If we direct our focus towards, towards that, then we are left with no energy for that big moments when we have to give our best. Go through some relaxation techniques that can be used before a presentation. Options I will tell you about. I didn't know that, but never thought of using them before giving a speech. And you can choose from them depending on the time available before delivering or on the location you are in. Exercise technique. Exercise releases endorphins that triggers a positive feeling easier. But if you don't have to exercise still you swat or look awful. But few will help release the tension. Like Apuleius showing few had circles. Some shoulder moves up and down. Full stretch of the whole body. Please. Will help your body release all the tasks and energy. Breathing technique. Once we're nervous, we start believing so fast. So we need to slow down just to have a count of 68, meaning inhale. Exhale for eight. Always your exhale will be longer. That will slow your heart rate because it bumps up so fast when we are nervous. Choose Your Own count. What suits you better? Start, for example, with a count of four and increase fuel archons. Just make sure that the exam is always longer. Let's have an example. 12345612345678, visualized technique. Imagine yourself delivering a great speech and the EU being amazing. Imagine how people are applauding and giving you positive feedback. These will get you in a good mood and give you a winning feeling. Created his positive experience in their mind. Speaking, involved weaning and visualizing it. Practicing affirmations are some other ways to relax and improve your mood. The willingness animations can be pronounced out loudly. If there is an opportunity or even to yourself quietly. Still, it will help. While practicing the F animations. Take power pose for at least 30 seconds. It's a common practice, but will give you immediately if an energy of a worrier and say This affirmations, I'm confident. I am a great speaker. I will impress everyone. I have a great presentation that will take you into a state of mind believing that no one can defeat you and you are so powerful. This is how you need to feel when going on the stage. Dancing and singing technique cannot sync. If I do, you have to mute your video that I'm usually dancing. This is such a good mood enhancer, but the best one for me, personally, it relaxes your body, taking its natural flow. You can dance even without music, just moving your body and are seeking out loud or to yourself, your favorite song. It will put a smile on your face and give you the right energy. Once you feel relax, you look more confident and you can find that energy within you to speak with excitement and power. I hope at least one of these techniques will help you. Let me know which one is more useful and more relatable to you. 4. Eye contact - a form of non verbal communication : In this video, we will talk about how important is eye contact in public speaking and in a conversation, and how to maintain eye contact the best possible way and appropriate to the circumstances. I once met a person who for the whole conversation was looking right into my eyes. It was maybe a 20-minute talk, a very uncomfortable topic for me as she was striking my eyes with her look. And I couldn't understand the reason she that interested in the topic or it is the way she always behaves like this. What I know for sure is that I didn't want to talk anymore to that person as the feeling was far from pleasant. Even happen to you, the situation. How did you feel? Or maybe you encountered the opposite when someone doesn't look at all in your eyes. For example, when you talk to someone and when you present your speech. Make eye contact. But don't make somewhat uncomfortable by staring to longer that unless you ask the question and you're waiting for a reply. However, you must maintain eye contact to create connection and to show interest and confidence. Avoiding audience's eyes constantly and for too long creates a gap between the two of you. In a one-on-one conversation. The other part might think you are not interested or maybe you're lying. Majority of people know this science. However, when it's about talking in front of a group of listeners, lack of eye contact reveals your nervousness. Because you are afraid to confront their eyes. You don't want to see their reaction to what you say or where I contact my distract you from your delivery. If you give avoiding eye contact, you can never get used to actually look into people's eyes. If you are well-prepared to deliver your presentation, then there is nothing to be scared off as long as you are sure about what you are talking. And there is no hidden agenda when there is no reason to avoid the eyes of the other person in a conversation as well. When you talk to one person, only, obviously, you look into the eyes for the whole time. But when you don't look from side to side, down, as down shows lack of confidence in order not to lose the connection for too much. When speaking 101, instead of looking completely different. Look at another spot on their face. Break your gaze to make a gesture. Or two NADH. As this appears more natural, looking away because you've grown too uncomfortable with the amount of eye contact. Whereas the other part also, when you are listener, that's the time when you smile a lot and you show interest. We're going all been face but still maintaining eye contact. And even more than the time when you talk as when we'd talk with ten to look away more than when we listen. A small tip for you until you get very confident, make eye contact. You can look at the growth of other person. If you cannot look into the eyes directly, but come on, don't get used to do that often as it can be noticed. And your ultimate goal is to make eye contact, not I broke contact. Practice this. Whenever you speak to someone, you gradually it will feel less uncomfortable. As you do it more often. Find a balance for how long to look into the other person's eyes considering the comfort of both parties. The researches saying about that. Let's see. For research published in Royal Society open science, Nikola urbanity and her colleagues recruited nearly 500 visitors to the London Science Museum from 56 nations to a 124 of a visitors were males and their ages ranged from 11 to 79 years old, with an average of 13 years old. The participants main task was to sit close to monitor and watch a series of video clips of the same actor or actress making eye contact with them for various durations, between 1 second, 10 seconds. On average, the participants, we're most comfortable with eye contact that lasted over three seconds. Looking at the distribution of preferences, the vast majority of participants preferred at duration between 25 seconds. No one preferred eye contact durations of less than a second or longer than 90 seconds. This lack of three seconds can be shorter or longer depending on the subject discussed. Of course. For example, if there is a scary topic and unpleasant theme and the eye contact is longer than three seconds, then the person you're talking to, my film threatened. And the opposite is one. There is a worm and cooperative interaction, then the person will feel okay to be gazed at for longer than three seconds. 5. Facial expressions and their meanings: Facial expressions are part of our body language. It means that even if we can't say one word, our phase will help us express emotions. Sometimes even better than words. It's like any universal language. When speaking, our phase is the main point focus for a listener. Having our words aligned with what our face shows is primordial for our listeners to get our message clearly. But how aware are we of our facial expressions for three talk? Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and check how the Express let's have a quick exercise going from the Premier or have one in your hand. And let's do this together. Bosnia, until you're ready. Ready. This is how we're going to do it. I will name an emotion and you try to express it the best you can. But first you do it without looking in the mirror. Okay. So express that emotion of anger. Me. Do you think you look whether you credible enough? Would you believe yourself that you have that emotion? Now let's do the same emotion. But this time, let's express anger. How is it? Isn't the same fashion as a first time? What you thought you express other emotions. Same way. First, we logged the mirror and the motion will be pleasantly surprised without the mirror. Now, let's do it with a mirror. Now. Is it what you express, what you thought of it? Of course, you will not have the chance to show all these emotions on a daily basis or when giving a speech or a presentation. But this exercise comes in hand to prove you that if we are not aware of our facial expressions, they might show something different than what we have in mind and what can help us with that practice. A lot of practice. The same exercise can be done when practicing for a presentation. Looking at yourself at all your moves, including her facial expressions, while giving a good speech in which you have different tones. Keep your facial appearance in accordance with a tone. So you might need to adjust throughout. Let's have an example. Little girl lost puppy and playing in the park. She got so upset that she couldn't find him. Her mom was looking around everywhere, calling for little rocky. There was no sight of him. After long hours of searching malarial girl who's losing for looking so distressed when suddenly out of a bush. Surprised when little girl, she was so excited hogging the Poppaea, having a huge smile of gratitude. I hope you notice how I changed my facial gestures, showing that sad and then surprised and happy. Believing or content. If you really mean what you say when your facial expression will come out naturally, your face will express your feelings. You just need to extend a little bit more and be aware which one of them you should highlight. Let's look into some meanings of using facial expressions. Smile is contagious and it will save you from almost any situation. But having genuine smile, not the fake one. A permanent smile can seem fake. If you smile without a break for a listener, a suspicious one-sided lifting the corners of the mouth can be interpreted as a sign of superiority. And the speakers might be perceived as arrogant. Touching your nose or mouth without purpose. Or for so many times, it's a sign of insecurity or the person is lying. When you tell. It shows that you are trying to make a decision, but they're still confused. You tend to look indecisive by doing that. It is also very important to observe that reaction of all listener to know what they think and understand is out on the same page as us. Good in differentiating our people's emotions. Let's see how well you can do it. You'll be shown a sequence of emotions and just try to name them and check if you can guess all of them. I hope you guessed them all. When it's about presenting in front of an audience. The skill of understanding people's expressions will help you to know who you are on the right track there, getting your message. If they're curious and open to know more. Thoughtfully. Engaged. Visually expressions can be even longer. And gestures because it creates a stronger impact. How exactly the next two pictures and having the same gesture and facial expression is different. What we face expresses disregard the hand gestures even if it's less than one. By this simple example, I believe you realize how important it is to have your facial expressions in accordance with what you're saying. Your speech. So you can notice yourself if you're wrong. More you do that from your speech, your facial expressions, doing one-on-one conversations will improve. 6. Hand gestures in public speaking: We're using our hands for so many activities. Isn't it wonderful that beside our voice, our eyes of visual expressions, we can also use our hands to express what you wanted to say. I'm so grateful I have my two hands present and I would like you to take a moment and acknowledge that they are hands on helping you in so many ways, including the time when you are communicating. Please note that hand signals and a big part of sign language, that is actually the main form of communication for the deaf and hard of hearing community. For this community, hands are grand worthy of communicating. And for people who are part of a non-verbal form of communication, it is such an advantage to ask. So let's use it. Can be a powerful tool and speaking, they can literally indicate to objects to create shapes. To show on our show and express words like gigantic there up to the sky. Typing connections. These are only a few examples of words. And the most important, they can help indicate emotions and full messages, not only single words. Gestures can be saved in a foreign country and not speaking the language. And the same time Baker, lawyer, if you don't know the cultural differences, be mindful. That kind gestures can have different meanings in other parts of the world. And they can be totally opposite to what the, you know. That's why you have to take into consideration this signs when delivering a presentation in another country. I don't want to make a mistake. You can gestures. And these are the famous okay, sign. In US, it means, all right. However, in Brazil, it's considered as a rude gesture. The famous Peace sign in Australia, in New Zealand, South Africa. Same V sign but backwards. It's an insult. Thumbs up. In Iraq and Iran. It's an insult. Vo we know it as a common. Okay. All right. Good. One finger sign calling for someone. Come here. As we usually know it in Philippines. It's actually a call for a dog. Talk to the hand sign. Most of the countries knows it as an insult, but don't take it personally. In Malaysia, for example. Because someone can just say Hi in this way, article for a waiter. Famous horns in America, usually used by rockers, One of the index and pinky are raised. It is a sign of approval or rock on. However, in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guba, Spain, Portugal, the sign is made at someone to tell them that their spouse is cheating on them. Crossed fingers. In America, it means hoping for good luck. But in Vietnam, it is thought to dissemble female genitals and is similar to giving the middle finger. These are just the ones that are remaining more aware. And having no audience. Motions are hand gestures can. First of all, hands and arms should feel. Your hands should not be locked to your body, but your elbows away from it. As for some people, they look as if they're glued and it doesn't look natural. It expresses shyness and fear as if the person is protecting herself and doesn't want to open. I saw a speaker who was so great, so funny, having two distinct messages, a lot of hand gestures and the stage movement. However, his elbows were stuck to his ribcage and it looked something like this. As if someone tied him with a rope here. As in everything in life and body language and hand gestures usage, there should be a balance as well. And that is learned by practice and by receiving feedback. The balance in this case is hens are not too close to your body and rigid. Also not too far from your body and very flattering. And the way as if you're drunk or careless. When speaking in public. We add addressing a lot of audience, hence, can be used to do that. Very careful here, boy, might insult someone. So the best is to show with the Open Phone. So one person or two all of them. And don't hold the arm extended for too long. For example, if I want to say, I will ask all of you to share with me one-by-one your opinion. I can show the sentence in this way. I will ask all of you to share with me one by one your opinion. Pointing finger can be used when rationing singular things. That one man stood up and impressed everyone with his idea. Or it can be pointed to yourself through your head when saying something about logic. Or they are chess, when is about, right. Pride can also be expressed with a bomb on the chest and the chest out. Use my palm on the chest many times. When mentioning personal studies, your soul, your heart, your life, and your family can be represented like this. Soft gestures. Nothing moves. And also a little bit smoother. Usually R1, pleasant to proceed. So they will be used to show positivity. For example, you can see the difference when I say and show all of you and all of you for windy can be immediately perceived as more aggressive. However, in the context of the speech PR means you could use this fast gestures, for example, to show the negative emotions. Especially refusals, are asking to be left alone or on saying, for example, I don't want anything. I didn't ask for this. 7. Hand gestures in one on one conversations: Earlier we spoke about hand gestures while speaking in front of an audience. Almost page or in a presentation. I'll talk to you about the hand gestures and their meanings while being seated. Just like that now, maybe in a meeting or an interview, setting your fingers. What does it mean? When you tell your fingers your beer invasions and Boston being nervous about weighting. If you are a finger temper, be aware that it's one of those non-verbal signals, but Kevin noise, anyone and aloft. Crossed arms doesn't mean having your arms like this usually shows border closure arms as if you're closing your body. It's a defense mechanism, also reflects, many are not aware of what do we don't like somebody. We do that when we're not interested in the subject or a situation where in. So we close ourselves creating this bubble of comfort zone. It is not acceptable to do that unless you're using it to highlight something in a conversation. For example, I was trying to convince her about this idea of bridging valid arguments for loader shows so reluctant. Just seeping like base and saying nothing. When you put your head in your hands. It might mean that to a board as if you're so worried about life with You just can't hold your hand up anymore. Or it can mean that you are upset or so ashamed. You don't want to show your face anymore. Placing your hand on your cheek. What does it mean? We need that to achieve with your hand? Usual intuitive thinking and carefully evaluating the information you're receiving. When you see someone do this while you are talking to them, you usually assume that they're taking you seriously enough to consider what you're saying. Well, having long conversations sitting at the table, we all tend to use hand gestures. Depending who is the other person you're talking to, your body language, usage will be more or less appropriate and it might be perceived in different ways. Check this example. When I speak, my friend has his arms crossed. How does this look? Thus he look interested in what I say, or actually more of a opposite. And what happens when he leaves curiously over the table towards Me in society would kill likes while them saying he wants to know more. Keep in mind always bad tension at your listeners, but the language, not only yours. What about head gestures while standing? I want to begin a networking. You then spending in a group or one-on-one, we tend to close our arms as we feel more comfortable, especially if we are not used to go for events and meet new people. So what to do with your hands? That first so many face not to be done. Then how to use them to our advantage, we vowed feeling awkward. If you are aware, you are lead that with your arms and hand gestures that start by using on the one hand and the other one occupied with a gloss in hand. Not from a whole time, of course. Ladies have a benefit. That's usually carry a bag and one of the hands will be occupied with holding it. And Jens usually keep one hand in the pocket, but don't give them both. Because this will show dot-dot these interests and disengagement. It's very common that we all use this long, not very appropriate gestures. But we spoken the video about more we are a wearable them more we can change and practice other gestures so we can remove the improper ones. Keep in mind that all the meanings earlier will not always inflect 100%. They can differ from case to case depending on the people's awareness. And generals they've applied. However, knowing the majority of the meanings, it will help you better come to conclusion. 8. Body postures while standing: Posture can reflect emotions, attitudes, and intentions. Research has identified a wide range of costs neural signals on their meanings. But two forms are the most common. Open one. Because those, these two forms, many fled and individuals degree of confidence, status and the receptivity to another person. We involved making any hand gestures just by taking one position and keeping it for long. We can show our state of mind. Confidence and comfort. Posture can convey information about interpersonal relations. We can understand if someone feels empowered or the opposite fields diminish, adding submissive. The body postures means mostly how you are standing with your feet on the floor, your back position, even how you hold your arms. We spoke about having gestures and arms movements earlier. We include here few hours positions. As they are more static ones. No movement included, but very meaningful. The signals that they give. Let's see, some of the most used body postures or stages. And not only that, I got to the stage with you and had done a budding clients, just like I did, shows a lot of excitement. However, being in an ash like that, you have a chance to follow, especially if you haven't practiced before. An exciting N3 is when you are waiting towards the audience, you make it agree everyone at the same time. If you have a chance to do it before my presentation, when there is no one in the room, it will be bad and beneficial. So you make sure you do it right and be aware which hand you're wavy so you don't cover in space completely. Many people enter with their hands in pockets and they stay like this for a while on the stage. And it's made don't know what to do with their hands. Or they think they hide their endeavors and slaying that people tend to put their hands in their pockets, but the audience will think they're so interested. And it's also very casual. Depends on the setting that are few occasions. You might be able to do so and not to be perceived unprofessional. My suggestion avoided completely. So you don't have room for any confusing us, for your listeners. Confidence is one quality that is easily spot on a speaker. We love his mouth being open. We need to teach our body to express confidence even when we don't feel like. First, remember all the relaxation techniques. So your body will not be test because passion in your body will be reviewed by your shoulders. Usually, raised shoulders will show you a not fully relaxed or legs as well could express a lot, but a lack of confidence. When you're keeping your legs crossed. He might think it shows simplicity and your confidence because you look casual, but it doesn't look nice at all. Lean on your hip or let all your fans. Ladies shouldn't try to keep their feet close. Especially if wearing heels. Just like me. I like men who would look at it. We're keeping them too close. Six inches or 15 centimeters apart would be perfect. And normal distance between your feet in order to feel stable. And also last book, awkward. Like for example, when it's too much or too little. Embedded Common posture is standing with your hands crossed behind your back. This comes naturally from fear and not knowing how to use the hands in front of us. So I'm cautiously with things. If we hide them, you won't make any stupid gestures. But this is a very obvious image for the listeners and interests meets anxiety and tension, especially if there are signals of Dahshur like him avoids eye contact or other gestures. And body side. It can show comfort and authority in the hands are wrapped around each other. If one is held easily in the power of the other behind the back, it's uncomfortable and superior position. And you might encounter this in some meetings. What are the boss? The manager would feel comfortable and confident about what he says. We're just walking like this, invisible. While speaking, listening, and analyzing. In this situation, this will convey colonists. When speaking on a stage, people don't see or back, so they won't see my hands. To take it as a clue. Is Whitby speaker confident but of opposite his ashes? If we take, for example, meetings, events, what do we network and have to stand well talking to others. Here, we also have to be mindful of our postures. In this case, it's important to show professionally. And it can be done by not leaning on the walls. Tables are crossing your legs, leaning on your having your arms cross all your feature too wide and holding your hands. I know it's hard to stand for long in the same position. However, small moves can help once in a while, but not showing too much a feeling of being to cash flow. These are all small things you might say. And I have to consider how you might be asking. Yes. Because all together, they create an image. We are people of visuals mostly. So our audience is looking at everything and get distracted by anything if they don't like it or it seems inappropriate. 9. Stage movement in public speaking: Depending on where we are, we need to consider how we will use the space given to us to speak. It's recommended to use the whole space allocated to us. Either it's a bigger or smaller stage. However, any movement should be done with purpose. Standing still also helps with voice projection. It or not moving, you can stand in a more relaxed manner. And this will help you draw more energy from your breath. What do you want to show your self-confidence? Walk briskly and with purpose. Wherever you're going somewhere specific or not, walk as if you're striding confidently toward an important destination. Just looking around, especially in a fast face, shows immediately in your nervousness. When we get nervous, we tend to move around the stage mindlessly in order to get rid of the extra energy caused by the rational federal money. Most of the people, they are not that wherever they are walking fast on the stage either. The light told them what I haven't seen any coordinate with that. And they are moving but they don't realize, but a fast base is very distracting. Look at me and tell me you are not bothered by my movements. Isn't it that you couldn't focus too much on my message? The stage movement in this case is distracting, not helpful at all. But what if we slow down? Slow down too much as I could do it? And on top of that, they keep their heads down. Thinking that if they keep, that has done and walking so slowly, they may vary. Think a silver voices deep and cause profound thoughts when they actually make them sleep was listed to dating. I don't think so. Unless you live bordering speakers, you will definitely encounter amazing speakers doing that. However, throughout their whole speech, it can happen for a few seconds only when the message requires it. When VG understate, the best is to position yourself in the center when you begin, not too close to the edge of the stage. So the first row can see properly also not to fall as you own, be heard and seen. Practice and ask someone to check or new from different corners of the room. Where is the best sensor void on the stage for you? And from there, you move right and left. There might be moments in your speech when it's good to use the stage by going backwards. What forward? When talking about future progress, or when you want to highlight something to them. Let's have this example. Each person has their own values and that's normal. And in my opinion, there's one value that everyone should have and follow. And that is kindness. If everyone would act out of kindness to each other, but world would be a better place. Any movement tried to do it with a purpose in this way. But audience will associate your physical presence when you have a message. For example, when switching from one idea to another, or after finishing sentences, or when intimidating a sequence. Or for example, when addressing several people. Choose them for all of us and move towards down the transitions between points. Knowing exactly where you want to go. If you walk, knowing whether you are having your movements will be more precise, building purposeful, and you will, on the stage. During the positions between movements, take your time to pause and look into your audience's eyes. Especially if you're asking a rhetorical question. If you want to talk, use transitional sentences that gets supported for your movement. For example. This leads us to the next question. And don't say anything highly important. If you are walking, low words might get lost in the movement. So you have to stop to enunciate the main ideas. When you move, your audience's eyes move along with you. So that I didn't want them to look like this, for example. It's tiring, isn't it? And the opposite, too monotonous moves are worrying. So be aware of what your audience can feel and how they can perceive your movements and practice as much as possible. Whenever you have a chance to speak Czech, how is this stage? Is the big one, small one? How many rows of listeners are in front of you? How close can you get to them? Through salon it velocity rho can see you hear you properly without using the microphone. The repaired 10. Body language in a one on one conversation : Speaking in public health's improving communication in water law conversations and the opposite. If you know your body language, how to convey a message to keep your listener engaged, that it'll be easier to speak embolic. We already spoke about by the language while standing and being in a dialogue with someone. Now, we'll focus on body language. Well, being seated in a one-on-one conversation. It's all about communication. What can we do differently when you get an interview, for example, or in a meeting with an our colleague or in other than speaking in public. And we're gonna speak here more of a professional setup, nothing all day with the threat. Now let us consider that both the listener and the speaker are both sitting at the table. First row, savings strike. No slouch. It shows your lack of confidence or no interest. Both things you'd rather revealed, even if it's through and maintain eye contact as much as possible. Often posture, even one seating means open shoulders, arms, and legs. A little bit open. Or if you're crossing your legs than the top should be positioned towards the other person, otherwise opposite to our person. It's considered a closed position. And the way from the person showing his interest and listener what a speaker who is interested and excited and likes the other person will unconsciously lean forward towards the Thurston. And by opposite that tend to lean backwards. It's our mind who's telling us, we don't want to listen to this person, or maybe we don't like this person or we disagree with what she or he is saying. Do you see the difference when my friend is leading backwards and the opposite? We get comfortable while being seated and we start feeling more relaxed with our body. We slowly sink into a church. And when this happens, the bag is not straight anymore. That mother language is not often. And cashflow, either too much comfort or non-professional, is what our elements of body language can give us meaningful signals when talking to another person. Let's see. Rapid eye blinking can signal nervousness. Lead compression is a common sign of stress or anxiety. High shoulders like I keep one is now around your ears, can indicate a lack of confidence and possible medicine. Well, seeing your feet can be a sign of the authentic happiness or excitement which may follow from a human habit of dancing is that integration. Also they could be a sign of impatience with nervousness. That context. The combination. Other signals or suggests the difference by that action of the feed also matters. If one or both are pointing towards the door, but not towards the listener. It can be a sign that your partner once out of the conversation or is anxious to go. When someone points he's or feed directly towards you, like islands of my friend. He or she is mostly likely engaged. Crossing the legs is usually a sign of comfort because it puts the body of balance and we are more willing to be balanced and we trust the situation. If both parties have their legs crossed. These people are probably quite comfortable together because they are also mirroring each other. Clenching fists and waving hands will spoil speaking shows you're nervous and are predictable. And biting your mails is a strict Nano, as it'll make you seem nervous and distracted at the same time. When you touch your face frequently is considered to be dishonest and untrustworthy. Touching your face and the rubbing her nose is not considered by their language signal. Similarly, if you are rubbing your had too much, it makes the other person thinks of you being bored or not interested. In. A good way to understand someone's body language is to see if they are mirroring you or if you want them to feel more comfortable with you, you're going to be roadmap. Be sure you are moving and you are merely their emotions. You are doing that gradually. So don't mirror every motion that they do. When interacting with someone. Check to see the person mirrors your behaviour. For example, if you are asking your, I will check if now we'll do the same after two seconds. If someone we're sealed by the language, this is a very good sign that he or she style to establish a connection with you. Try changing your body language and see if there's some changes. There's similarly. When you are sitting at the table, you can't move too much as you do it on the stage, for example. However, there are still some holes by behalf movements that can give you clues about the speaker or the listener. The speed at which a person nods their head. Newer speaking or listening indicates their patients or lack of it. For example, slow, nobody indicates that the person is interested in what the speaker is talking about. However, fast nowadays indicates that the person has heard enough and wants you to finish speaking or give him the turn to speak. Tilting that had sideways indicates that it can be a sign of interested in what the other person is saying. Oh, but if you're tilting their head backwards, in this case, you can be a sign of suspicion or uncertainty. Supporting were had with the hand resting on an elbow can indicate that the person is listening and is holding the head steel in order to focus. However, supporting the head to elbows on the table can indicate bore down. When a person holds an object between speaker and wow, the person. This indicates that it's a layer that is meant to block all of the other person. For example, people are talking and one person, in this case, my friend, is holding this folder in front of him. This is considered a blocking in nonverbal communication. Wherever and whenever appropriate, improve body language during our data Island by smiling. So you can breed positivity in and around the room. Smiling ones at the time also shows you're comfortable with flow of a conversation. Maintain a fairly balanced smile. Neither to gene it, to seem timid, neither too exaggerated, to seem ridiculous. 11. Props and distractions: How many of us play with their clothes, glasses, mustache, for just a piece of paper in their hands. All of these are ways to hide them nervousness. But at the same time, these are always to distract the listener. Because instead of listening carefully, looking at the person, their whole body language that is comprised of different movements that has various purposes, might get distracted by a movement that is consistent. He does that. So unconsciously my work is focused on, instead of paying attention to what is important. In a presentation, props are objects that the speaker uses to enhance the impact of a reservation. But if not used correctly or overuse, may become distractions. During presentations, most common distractions as drops, you can encounter a pen, a marker, the clicker foreign point is used. And then ideally, a clique is one of the most use crops. It is metadata in a presentation, we can't avoid holding it however many times, but our slides, we'll stop for a few minutes. Then Blinker left on the table, but not every single time. So you don't convey the distraction later by looking for clicker. How the one hand, the whole time, perfectly fine from keeping only in one hand. Don't play with both of them. This is the moment when it started being a distraction. When holding in one hand, you could still just declare lead with both of your hands. If you play with it. That's all the focus will be here. The audience's eyes are on yada clique or not on your presentation. Say happens when we are using a marker. When the writing on the board. Then we have the famous fan. But we all use so often we evolved actually needing it. But we hold them to eat so we just feel something in our hands so we don't need to do any hand gestures. Fooling your brain. So the brain will not focus on what to do with the hands because their hands I already occupied. But this is our unconscious perception as a speaker. And we are not aware of that as a listener. It's again, an hour distraction. Playing with that idea comes out of nervousness, lack of preparation, lack of practicing by the language, not knowing what to do your hands, the brain finds way easier than the closest thing to put our hands on. And the lonelier this quiet at the same level. So it makes it easier to hold onto it. If you're comfortable with vowed realizing how distracting for the audience. One can have all the props society. And of course now for ofs can be very useful. We'll talk about it as well. But when they become a distraction, they should be left aside when the purpose is complete, but we still use them. They become an instruction. Prompts are meant to create a visual reference for audience, not steal the show from you. For you to be able to use body language and not colleague distractions by touching your clothes. Anything else? We have to be aware first how we use our hands. And then practice will help some hand gestures in order not to feel believed to hold something in our hands. Froze. I didn't tool when used correctly, it breaks up the monotony, often talking head and creates a visual and enforcement of the content. Drops can make a point concrete. They can have an emotional impact. They can be infected metaphors, they're getting inject humor ends up presentation. They focus the audience's attention and interest. And the primary reason prompts can come across as unprofessional or distracting is because we're pretty standard, has made them too complicated or misused. That complex of a problem or object is focused on your content. You will be instead easy to demonstrate. A lot of thoughts on. Using prompts in a presentation is a powerful tool that breaks outside the norm. And when done correctly, leaves her audience feeling like you have gone above and beyond. Not only will be increased the engagement, that they will create a lasting connection between your message and the visual representation of your contact. This will result in reminders of your message. When you're audience members will come across that object seen in your presentation. That's why you have to choose a grow according to your message. Make sure our audience can perceive a problem. Have the right number of props, and make sure that they work and be comfortable with it while using it. Have a backup. Don't forget to put it away when you finish because you don't want it to become a distraction. A lot. Not only in your mind, but physically. I had a speech once what I plan to keep the probe behind and take it out when I need it before I needed it. So it was awkward and I had to leave this form of floor. What I plan to use it version, you have to practice a lot, getting comfortable with your promise. 12. Conclusion: And here you are. At the end of this course. I hope you enjoyed and learned a lot of new things. If you apply all the suggestions and techniques learned in this course, you'll definitely communicate more effectively, either it's in public, in a group of people or, you know, one on one conversation. I advise you to always ask for feedback after any of their presentations. You could even ask someone to pay particular attention to you by the language and ask to be evaluated in this area. Keep in mind that all the meanings we spoke about throughout the course, we will not be a 100% accurate, but will not apply to all people a 100% of the time. Certain factors such as culture and the person's general language habits, must be taken into consideration to accurately decode nonverbal cues. That's why you have to be aware at all times and allies and practice a lot. With time. You will be able to improve your body language and align it more and more to your message. And also understand better the signals of our speakers when they are communicating. This course gives you the basics of quite a language usage that you will need in a conversation or a presentation. If you wish to learn more details on by the language, please feel free to ask me about it and stay tuned for another course. See you soon.