Appropriate Body Language

Appropriate Body Language

Body Language – technically known as kinesics is a significant aspect of modern communications and relationships. Body Language is therefore very relevant to management and leadership, and to all aspects of work and business where communications can be seen and physically observed among people. Body language is also very relevant to relationships outside of work.

The technique of “reading” people is used frequently. For example, the idea of mirroring body language to put people at ease is commonly used in interviews. Body language can show feelings to other people, which works in return for other people. People through their body language to you reveal their feelings and meanings. Mirroring the body language of someone else indicates that they are understood. This session is designed to help participants recognize the importance and role of Body Language-A very important component of Non-Verbal Communication and also to apply the learning in their Professional and Social.

Here the participants who represent a set function of a department will know to mirror their body language and communicate a message that is best understood in various occasions like everyday team meetings, board meetings, interviewing a candidate, appraisals, sales and customer service situations etc. A mastery over the subject will avoid unsuccessful interventions like misleading someone during an important discussion through negative body language, failing a business deal due to lack of understanding of clients body language thus being unable to deliver, bridging the gap between words and expressions thus ensuring clear communication or uncovering an underlying message in some cases.

Benefits:

  • Better communication within the team
  • Creating a positive impact on customers – Internal and External
  • Understanding sub-ordinates by reading their body language
  • Projecting a professional Image throughout one’s corporate journey

Content:

  • Para linguistics: The aspects of spoken communication that do not involve words. These may add emphasis or shades of meaning to what people say. Some definitions limit this to verbal communication that is not words
  • Kinesics: The interpretation of body motion communication such as facial expressions and gestures — that is, non verbal behavior related to movement of any part of the body or the body as a whole
  • Postures: The way you sit/stand
  • Proxemics: The distance between you and other/s
  • Haptics: The study of touch
  • Oculesics: The study of eye movement, eye behavior, gaze, and eye-related nonverbal communication
  • Art of Mirroring: Reflecting an appropriate behavior that would best suit the situation
  • Hand Shakes-Right and Wrong

Note: The coverage of content in a particular corporate training session will depend on the time allotted to that session.