Getting Ahead With Body Language

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Although this infographic puts a focus on getting ahead in business, these tips can certainly be used when speaking and presenting to an audience:

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For more information on body language and how you can use it to your fullest advantage when presenting, check out Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.”

What body language tips would you give a novice presenter?

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5 thoughts on “Getting Ahead With Body Language

  1. Hey Alex,

    I was really liking this infographic until I saw the “Effectiveness of Communication” graphic (Body Language 55% / Tone 38% / Words 7%). This is the most misinterpreted statistic that plagues the presentation and communication world. And I see this incorrectly referred to over and over and over and over again. It’s a credibility killer for me, and somewhat clouds this otherwise fantastic infographic.

    Imagine Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech without words (but with only Body Language and Tone). What message would we have taken away from his wordless speech?

    There’s some great stuff written about what’s called the “Mehrabian Myth”… and a great video as well. Check out:

    Busting the Mehrabian Myth (video):

    And this blog post post by Olivia Mitchell:
    http://www.speakingaboutpresenting.com/presentation-myths/mehrabian-nonverbal-communication-research/

    Help spread the word about the Mehrabian Myth…! You’ll start to realize how often these numbers are quoted in blog posts, articles, and even classes – including Dale Carnegie’s presentations skills class that I used to teach! Didn’t anyone bother to check on this…?!!! :-/

    Knowing you… you’ve already written about this, but look forward to hearing (reading) your thoughts….

    Steve

    • Hey Steve,

      I KNOW!!! I was, too, disappointed. I’ve also been disappointed by many books I’ve been reading which include the myth.

      Thanks for your comment as always. Hope you’re doing well :)

      Alex

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