Lesson 1 - Effective body language tips - ICTACT YouthTalk & ICTACT YouthPresent Contests 2014
Text of Effective body language tips - ICTACT Youth Contests 2014
Effective Body Language - Tips ICTACT Youth Talk & ICTACT Youth PRESENT Contest 2014
Your Impressive Appearance
Movement & Gestures NODS: Neutral: Begin in a neutral position with hands at your sides Open: Stay open minded to influence audience freely Defined: clean and limited hand movements Strong: Make gestures limited but use them to establish you point strong.
Use of Space Do not panic
Use of Space A certain amount of space on the stage or floor is yours by right and you should claim it. Project power by the way you stand and move; remember you a leader when you speak Demonstrate confidence like a person who is at ease in their own skin and with their place in the world Show your listeners they can have confidence in what you're telling them by commanding the space around you Don't overdo moving around, but don't minimize the area through which you move.
When you deal with objects in a presentation, from a remote clicker to a handout to the slide screen itself, find a way to help the object further your message and its impact. That object is there for a reason; or there may be more than one reason. Find as many as you can. Using Objects
Facial Expressiveness Audience members depend upon your facial expressions to augment meaning If you don't have an expressive face, go to the mirror and work on creating a link between what you are trying to express verbally, and how your facial expressions make your meaning as clear as possible As part of your practice, give your entire talk without a sound coming out of your mouth, letting your face do all the communicating.
Voice Voice is obviously a component of effective body language Your voice is the most flexible communication instrument you own You should learn how to use your voice to influence others Many ways of vocal expressiveness indicates meaning and intentions Listen to speakers good and bad, and listen some more
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