The Silent Language

Topics: Nonverbal communication, Communication, Sign language Pages: 1 (345 words) Published: April 21, 2013

The body language plays an active role in our daily lives and reveals us what until now has been a gray area in communication: harnessing the power of nonverbal cues, get what we want out of every aspect of life, from professional encounters to personal relationships.

I have chosen to present this theme because we use gestures in communication all the time in order to convey a message and express ourselves. But this powerful expressive technique in non-verbal communication should be well known by all of us. As long as bodily actions are as strong as our words, or even stronger, we have to use them properly, cleverly so as to hide voluntary or automatic instinctive responses.

Facial expressions give us a picture of your mind and innermost thoughts, emotions get so well portrayed on the face that words are not needed to express them, gestures of hands have versatile meanings which vary according to country and cultural settings, the posture and the language of the body speak a lot about your attitude, mental status and character, the way you sit and talk indicate your mood, even your physical space can be used as a communicative gesture. So body language is used in psychology, but gestures are given utmost importance in neurology because the brain plays a key role in controlling our body movements. Our mind-body (neuro) and what we say (language) all interact together to form our perceptions of the world. For example, conversation reactions in children represent a form of “body language”. They help in a child who has no alternative method of communicating stress.

To master the art of public speaking, you must have mastered the art of gestures. You need to be careful with the gestures you use because the wrong gesture will invalidate whatever it is that you are saying. If you make a mistake, the audience will notice. Psychologists and detectives look at gestures to detect when people are lying; when you may be saying one thing, your body may be...
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