Conveying Messages through “body talk” - 1

There are several ways by which people convey messages without the use of words, or through silent "body talk.” They are described below.
♦ Facial Expressions. These are movements of the parts of the face, such as the mouth, eyes and eyebrows. A smile, a frown and a grimace are all facial expressions. Can you think of other expressions?


♦ Posture.  This is how a person holds up his body. A posture may be erect,bent, slouching, etc. A relaxed posture can mean that the person is also relaxed or at ease. A rigid posture tells us that the person may be tense, nervous or alert.


♦ Gesture. This refers to the movements of the hands or parts of the body other than the face. When you wave your hands or nod your head, you are gesturing.


♦ Spacing. This is the distance between people. Close friends tend to stand or sit close to one another while talking. Strangers tend to stay farther apart.

Now go to the next page and try an exercise relaying a message through body talk.

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