Over the last couple of years, TV shows have been featuring more information on the non-verbal impact of body language. I have found that often times, we are not even aware that a particular physical movement is influencing us. We just know that we like or don’t like what someone is saying or the role they are playing.
The latest research shows that you have seven to 10 seconds to make a positive or negative impact. “Body language is in the eye of the beholder. The key to using effective body language is understanding how your expressions, gestures, eye contact, use of space, postures, and all the other aspects of nonverbal communication will most likely be interpreted by others – and how those interpretations will most likely effect the observers’ behavior”, says Carol Kinsey Goman, contributor to Forbes, author of “The Nonverbal Advantage: Body Language at Work,” & “The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help – or Hurt – How You Lead.” www.ckg.com
Take for instance, “steepling”. For years, I’ve been teaching 10 different body power positions from these little cards that I was given by an early mentor. Although they were designed with men in mind, women picked up on it and it is now these 10 positions are widely used as the primo demonstrations of power. It is, however, definitely true that “steepling” is the most effective.
Joe Navarro, author of “What Every Body is Saying”, www.jnforensics.com/ says, “Putting your hands together like a church steeple – fingertips touching, palms facing but apart – is the No. 1 power move, (Former Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina was one of the few women to master it, he says.) “If women do this, they almost always hold their hands lower, making the gesture less obvious and powerful”.
This is only one of many techniques used to strengthen communication skills. Through increasing your non-verbal impact, you can only enhance your presentation. http://ImagebyCheeba.com/
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