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The Importance of Nonverbal Communication

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Body language is especially important for presenters, public speakers, and business leaders, however everyone uses nonverbal communication every day. Learn to master the art of nonverbal communication with these tips from the Ethos3 presentation training team. The infographic was designed by the Ethos3 presentation designers.

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  • VErBAL CoMMUNICATioN filM 85% NON T H E I M P O R T A N C E O F Language is a more recent technology. Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking. - Peter Guber of what an audience takes away is based on body language, mannerisms & facial expressions, according to University of Pittsburgh Political Communications Professor Jerry Shuster. Hold a for 2 minutes before presenting yourself practicing your presentation PRACTICe your material from start to nish 10+ times STAND never sit, when you are rehearsing 2 PoweR pOSe Utilize the hypothesis fACiAl GIVE A B ST ,, ,, Our bodies decrease the level of cortisol by 25 percent. Cortisol, a stress hormone, is associated with ght-or-ight responses Our bodies increase the level of testosterone by 20 percent. Testosterone boosts condence and motivation 20% 25% feedBACk Hold a pencil horizontally in between your teeth to contract muscles around the mouth and eyes. Studies prove that this exercise creates a sense of happiness. Loosen up; breathe through your mouth and say aah before you present. Too many people try to be the smartest guy in the room -- the alpha -- and that's not actually how you become persuasive or become a good leader. It's a mistake. People judge trustworthiness before competence. - Amy Cuddy ,, ,, 1 in 2,000 chances you will be perceived as a good leader, if you are not deemed likeable. StArt StronG Use the rst 30-seconds wisely; people can predict your success in 30-seconds or less even if your speech is muted. LoWeR Your EyeBroWS Communicate comfort; keep your eyebrows relaxed. Raised eyebrows signal worry, surprise or fear. Dont ACT. Be ReAl. Smile genuinely by telling stories that make you happy. Blink LeSS Express condence; avoid rapid blinking. Since 1980, every presidential candidate who blinked more during debates lost the election, with George Bush & Barack Obama being two exceptions. Use your eyeS Make eye contact for short periods of time. Dont hold a gaze too long. widen your StAnCe Calm your nervous system, & amplify your voice; take a broad stance. Keep your HeAd up Dont look down or tilt your head; bowing and tilting the head are signs of submission. Use your HandS Palms facing up express openness. Palms facing down express conviction. Move then PAuSe Get peoples attention; move when changing topics. Pause during key ideas. A blur of blinks, taps, jiggles, pivots and shifts ... the body language of a man wishing urgently to be elsewhere. - Edward R. Murrow Sources ,, ,, WANT TO SEE MORE TIPS ABOUT DELIVERY AND PRESENTATIONS? ViSIT eTHOS3.coM