- Learn about the main concepts of body language and how they increase the effectiveness of a speech.
- Examine how great speakers use body language to enhance the impact of their speeches.
- Learn about the possible cultural differences of the same gesture.
- Learn about the difference in how you perceive your own body language subjectively vs how the audience sees it.
- Having completed the previous projects of the Basic Educational Path
- Toastmasters International ® - “Body Language” project from the Competent Communicator manual is recognized as a substitution for the second part of this project.
May be used
Should not be used
May be used
Lectern / Podium:
Must not be used
- This is a two-part project, to be done in two meetings (not necessarily consecutive)
- For the first part, you need to do a Speech Analysis of a selected speech for body language use and its effectiveness.
- For the second part, you need to prepare and deliver a speech that has a significant component of body language elements.
- The speech should include at least:
- Extensive use hand and arm gestures
- At least one or two purposeful movements on the stage
- Try to stay in the golden middle - neither no body language at all, nor going over the top and doing a theatre show on the stage. Body language has a supportive role, not a main role. If all that the audience can remember from your speech is your body language, then you’ve failed : the main goal is still getting your message across.
- The speech should use body language but should not be about body language nor about public speaking.
- The speaker should not use notes.
- If there’s a lectern or podium, the speaker may not stand behind it.
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