1. The Importance of Direct Interaction:
- Facing the audience or person during communication.
2. Building Rapport through Mirroring:
- Mirroring body language for connection.
- Mirroring voice to create similarity and safety.
3. Matching Tone for Effective Communication:
- Speaking at the same pace to communicate effectively.
- Matching the tone of measured speakers.
4. The Role of Self-Awareness:
- Significance of self-awareness in communication and confidence.
5. Nonverbal Communication Elements:
- Body language, eye contact, and empathy.
6. Enhancing Nonverbal Communication Skills:
- Practice and self-awareness as essential for improvement.
7. Nonverbal Communication Techniques for Confidence:
- Learning and practicing nonverbal communication skills.
8. Your Face and Expressions:
- Using facial expressions to convey sincerity, authenticity, and active listening.
- Micro expressions and their role in revealing true emotions.
9. Effective Hand Gestures and Body Alignment:
- Proper use of hand gestures and avoiding overdoing it.
- Importance of body alignment.
10. Body Language and Introversion:
- Common assumption of poor body language by introverts.
- Improving body language to project confidence and willingness to interact.
11. The Connection between Body Language and Speaking:
- How improving body language can enhance speaking ability.
12. Voice Modulation and Body Language:
- Demonstration of voice changes based on posture.
13. Nonverbal Communication in Various Contexts:
- Importance of nonverbal communication in conveying thoughts, emotions, and intentions.
14. Focus on Body Language and Voice Modulation:
- Specific focus on body language and voice modulation as aspects of nonverbal communication.
15. Significance of Openness and Attention:
- Avoiding crossed arms to signal interest and attentiveness.
16. Eye Contact and Facial Expressions:
- The importance of eye contact and understanding potential cultural differences.
- Facial expressions as indicators of true emotions and individual expressiveness.
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talk about communication andSpeaker:
communication with confidence, but notSpeaker:
necessarily what you're thinking about. You know, haveSpeaker:
you ever wondered like some people, when they enter the room, you kind of knowSpeaker:
the almost command attention and it's not they mightSpeaker:
not even have to speak, therefore it's not the words that captivate. But there areSpeaker:
nonverbal cues. And so nonverbal communicationSpeaker:
is really vital in conveying your thoughts,Speaker:
emotions, intentions, just as much as your verbalSpeaker:
communication. So I want to talk about two sides. I want to talk about sortSpeaker:
of the body language, but I also want to talk about voice modulation.Speaker:
So with nonverbal, as far as like body languageSpeaker:
is concerned, it's a powerful tool, but itSpeaker:
encompasses your posture, gestures, facialSpeaker:
expressions and overall physical demeanor.Speaker:
And to communicate with confidence, you should pay attention to the followingSpeaker:
aspects of your body language. And this is something that ISpeaker:
get told a lot because people assume that introvertSpeaker:
are kind of hunched over and look inwardSpeaker:
and have a please don't talk to me vibe. And to some peopleSpeaker:
that communicates a lack of confidence or lack of wanting toSpeaker:
interact. So when you think about your posture,Speaker:
stand or sit up straight and convey a sense of openness andSpeaker:
attentiveness, pull your shoulders back. It also works wellSpeaker:
for helping you speak better. I don't know if you've noticed that.Speaker:
So right now I'm currently hunched over and this is the way my voice sounds.Speaker:
But when I go ahead and open up and stretch,Speaker:
my voice sounds different. Don't cross your arms becauseSpeaker:
this is something that signals disinterest or defensivenessSpeaker:
and just be present of that because I know that's something that I do aSpeaker:
lot. Eye contact. Eye contact is this weird thing. People assumeSpeaker:
that eye contact, like specific eyeSpeaker:
contact, shows good communication and confidence, but it can beSpeaker:
unnerving. And not only that, if you're being asked a question and you'reSpeaker:
thinking you looking off to the side does not mean that you are not payingSpeaker:
attention. So I think eye contact is overrated,Speaker:
but it is important. And then there's your facial expressions. I'veSpeaker:
been told personally, I have a bunch of great facial expressions, notSpeaker:
intentional, it's just I don't really hide my feelings. And so your faceSpeaker:
is an essential tool for expressing emotions and connectingSpeaker:
with others. So smiling or rolling your eyes, peopleSpeaker:
know what you're thinking. So just smile genuinely when appropriateSpeaker:
and think about your facial expressions to the tone of the conversation. YouSpeaker:
want to convey sincerity and authenticity and the factSpeaker:
that you're actually listening and thenSpeaker:
think about sort of micro expressions. So withSpeaker:
facial expressions, the micro expressions are fleeting expressions thatSpeaker:
reveal your true emotion. Learn to recognize and controlSpeaker:
your microaggressions and your micro expressions to align them withSpeaker:
your intended message. Hand gestures,Speaker:
the don't overdo it, but they help to sort ofSpeaker:
give more emphasis to things that you are saying.Speaker:
I know that some people fidget and other people can find thatSpeaker:
distracting, but if that what works for you to keep youSpeaker:
attuned and what you're doing, do that bodySpeaker:
alignment. Make sure when you're speaking to a group conversing that you faceSpeaker:
the audience or the person that you are interacting with directly. It shows that youSpeaker:
want to be actively involved in communication.Speaker:
And then there's sort of mirroring.Speaker:
You'll mirror the body language of the person you're speaking with. This can help buildSpeaker:
rapport and create a sense of connection. It is something that you don't realize isSpeaker:
being done or the other person doesn't realize is being done. ButSpeaker:
we tend to really appreciate when someone is mirroring us and thatSpeaker:
goes for the same with your voice. If you're talking to someone who speaks reallySpeaker:
quickly and does things like that, then if you speak in the same way,Speaker:
for some reason our minds attune that with oh, this person isSpeaker:
like me and therefore they're fine and they're safe. If you haveSpeaker:
someone that speaks with aSpeaker:
more measured tone when you're talkingSpeaker:
to them, you should try and match that measured toneSpeaker:
because that for them is what's easy for them to take onSpeaker:
information and do that sort of a thing. So there's mirroring in personal appearanceSpeaker:
but also sort of in your voice and your modulationSpeaker:
and just being emotionally aware of what you're doing. Self awareness is mainly theSpeaker:
best part of communication and communicating confidently. BeSpeaker:
aware of how you're standing. Are you fidgeting what you're doing? Are youSpeaker:
listening? Are you having an eye contact? Empathy?Speaker:
With a little awareness and mindfulness you can really enhance yourSpeaker:
nonverbal communication skills that allow you to convey confidence in anySpeaker:
situation. Practice and practicing self awarenessSpeaker:
is essential and so you need to kind of divert these skills and it's aSpeaker:
muscle that you need to practice and grow. With dedication and attention toSpeaker:
detail you will build your confidence and become a better communicator because of itSpeaker:
by learning about and practicing all these things with nonverbalSpeaker:
communication. Thank you for listening. This isSpeaker:
Janice@thecareintrovert.com helping you build your brand and get hired. Have