Oct. 5 2007
Preparation Outline: BODY LANGUAGE
To inform my audience on the importance of body language in our
Body language is a specific type of nonverbal communication, has real life
applicability, and learning to control your own and understand others’ body language gives
one a significant advantage in all aspects of life.
I. You may have heard of the old saying, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it”.
However, I’ll bet nobody understood just how true this statement is.
II. Neither did I until last summer I read a book on the importance of body language
Today, it is my pleasure to inform everybody of what body language is, how it is
applicable in our everyday lives, and how mastering puts us at a distinct advantage.
To begin, let’s start with answering the question of what exactly body
Body Language is a language without spoken words or noises, it is extremely
prevelant in human communication, and is culturally diverse.
Biology-Online.org defines body language as
in ways other than the spoken
1) Body language is expressed in a multitude of ways: with posture, facial
expressions, eye contact, proximity (distance between people), hand or body
gestures, touch, and appearance (dress and groom)
2) It is not words, grunts, vocal tones, and other noises.
3) Body Language is used most often to express a feeling or emotion.
In fact we
are able to, and regularly do, express any feeling or emotion we have through
our body’s language.
4) Body Language is also continuous and subconscious.
Whether we like it or
not, we are always expressing our feelings and emotions in ways we often