Body language of speeches

Body language of a speech or public speaking: Leadership requires speeches or lectures from the CEO all of the way down to managers or department heads. You may also see politicians give speeches. While you are reading their body language you may be able to determine a few things from whoever is speaking for whatever reason.

 

If you want to be able to persuade better there is no better avenue than to be able to speak in front of a crowd. For some who do speak in front of a crowd their body language is a distraction and the message that they are trying to deliver is not effective.

 

As with any deciphering of nonverbal communication or reading of body language you will want to baseline the person to set a guide as to what they do and whether it is normal for them or not. A man, woman or child will have different behaviors depending upon the situation and the emotion that they are feeling. Its always a good idea to get a feel for what they do as a routine and what is not normal for them.

 

When you are watching a man or a woman giving a speech there are many items that you can take a look at to determine what is going on with them. You may see signs and or signals of:

  • ·         Nervousness
  • ·         Lies and or deceit
  • ·         Frustration and or anger
  • ·         Surprise

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Body language of nervousness and speaking

First off many people are not comfortable speaking in front of crowds or even groups of one two people let alone a full room so an adventure in speaking brings out the nervousness even for successful leaders. One of the “tells” that you may pick up on is the way that the man or the woman walks to their spot to speak or their pulpit. You may see a lack of confidence or possibly even a slow long walk to where they need to be. For someone who is confident it just seems like they should be there, they have a good stride, they show confidence and they just seem comfortable wherever they are.  

 

As you watch for the nonverbal cues of  nervousness you will see than hands shake or even a look of being lost. You may see signs of lack of confidence with the walk or just while the man or the woman is standing there. Many times the man or the woman will focus in on one or two people that they may think are “safe” and it makes the situation awkward or dilutes the message that is being delivered.

 

If there is a pulpit for the person to stand behind there may be a “death grip” on the edges and the whole speech or talk and the person may learn in. While a woman or a man is behind a pulpit they may just look down at their notes and not even look up at the people that they are addressing.  

 

Body language of lies and or deceit while speaking

While you watch the man or the woman giving a presentation there are signs and signals that you may observe while they present that will give you clues to if they are telling the truth or not.

 

Since you have base lined the speaker you will be able to tell what is a normal or routine action for them or if their touch is out of the ordinary. You will also want to look for a mismatch where they may say that like something but their head shakes no like they were answering a question silently.

 

Some things to watch out for:

 

The man or the woman may show the lobster claw of deception or even touch their face at a point where the story gets too good or over the top. Now blinking can be induced by lighting, contacts or even medical conditions and it doesn’t always mean that the story isn’t true.  

 

Body language of frustration and anger while giving a speech   

Sometimes the man or the woman who is speaking doesn’t have a good or happy message to deliver. The words or the story that they punctuate are done so with their actions most of the time with their arms and or hands. Many times when anger or frustration is present the actions are sharp, overly animated and in some instances choppy. These actions are not to say that the man or the woman isn’t confident it is that they are amped up on emotion.

 

You may see the man or the woman shake their head and smash their lips together, take deep breaths before they speak, point or wag their finger, show the micro expression of disgust or contempt, wave their arm as if they are pushing or sweeping away an invisible object and in some rare instances give obscene gestures.   

 

In some instances there are times where the speech or the talk is on something that has some sorrow attached to it. You will more than likely see a lack of confidence or the shoulders turned in, possible grip on the lectern or pulpit and an overall slowing of the motions of the body.

 

Body language of surprise while giving a speech

Some men or women are given the opportunity to speak in front of a group of people and they were not even expecting it. You can see this when someone wins an event or is called in front of a group when a surprising event happens. In some instances this even may be something that causes sorrow.

 

If the even is good you may see micro expressions of surprise in the person who is asked to speak. There may be a huge genuine smile as a sign of satisfaction and happiness.

 

Learning how to read body language or interpret nonverbal communication can benefit you in the business world, personal life and or any given situation.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about reading the body language of a speech!

 

 

 

Now go implement!

 

 

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading body language of rolled sleeves

Reading body language of rolled sleeves: You can learn a lot about others by looking at their nonverbal communication and the way that they wear their clothes.

 

When people roll their sleeves there are 3 main reasons:

  1. 1.      The person is working with current trends
  2. 2.      The person doesn’t want to get their clothes dirty
  3. 3.      The person wants to appear to others that he or she is “working hard”

 

Body language  of rolling sleeves for trend

One of the current trends for men is to roll their sleeves of “flip” them up. In some instances the shirts will have a design on the inside sleeve because it was not meant to be left buttoned. When this is done for trend it more of a matter of fitting in so that there is not negative attention. There is some social value to appear like others.  While reading the body language of a man rolling his sleeves for trend you could assume it is somewhat for the fitting in but also to get some attention.

 

An offshoot of the trend may be to show a bracelet or a watch to gain some attention through their nonverbal communication. Some people who wear expensive watches may do so just to see if others are paying attention to the social status of the jewelry. In a case like this the body language used may be more exaggerated with the arms.  

 

Body language of rolling the sleeves for work

While reading the body language of someone working and rolling their sleeves the man or woman isn’t really doing the rolling to fit within a persona or to get attention they are doing so to get some work done. Their nonverbal communication may show them as being serious or working hard on a project or service. You may see the person not making much contact with others or you could see the man or the women lifting, cleaning or even moving products. This person who is working may give off the feeling through their body language that they are in a hurry or that they are willing to take time with whatever they are working on.

 

Body language of rolling sleeves to appear as hard work is being done

For some people who roll their sleeves they want to appear like they are working harder than what they really are by using their nonverbal communication to express this idea. Many times you will see politicians who while working in town halls do so to give the appearance of being just like everyone there who is hard working or that more work is being done that what is really going on.

 

Now there are some politicians or people who really are working hard but for the most part they have been “coached” by a body language or persuasion expert to help build a persona that identifies with a person or a group.

 

Whatever the reason a man or woman rolls their sleeves you can read from their body language and interpret the situation to help understand the best way to identify what message that they are trying or are delivering.

 

Learn how to read the body language of men and women

Learning how to read and interpret body language or non verbal communication can help you understand the unintentional messages of men or women and can be learned here.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about reading the body language of rolled sleeves.

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

Now go implement!

 

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Reading body language of Presidential candidates Part 2

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Reading Body language of Presidential candidates in the debates

Reading body language: Presidential candidates are under a magnifying glass sort of speak when it comes to their presentations at debates or even out in public.

 

In some instances some parts of their lives are dissected over and over again, in some instances for a few this isn’t the case. This open dissection of a Presidential Candidate puts plenty of stress on them while out on the campaign trail and with that stress comes “mistakes” for the man or woman with their body language.

 

Reading the body language of a presidential candidate may help you gain a better understanding of the man or woman who hopes to become The President of the United States and in some instances the revelations about the person and the body language that others are reading may just be the hopes of the person who is reading the Presidential candidate.

 

Reading body language of Presidential candidates and their proximity to others

 

Proximity to others is an important aspect of reading body language and even self-control. How close you stand or sit next to people becomes important as the message that is being delivered. Now this may not seem like a big deal but if you were under scrutiny about personal business and even political relationships previous to wanting the President it becomes more important.  

 

When connecting with people it is important to know what distance is acceptable and what distance becomes inappropriate or even awkward.  The whole life of a political candidate may be put out for all to judge and things that may not seem significant can be beat into the dirt until they seem like they are.

 

When reading the body language of political candidates it is important to remember that the angle on one camera can tell a completely different story than the angle on another camera.

 

Proximity can show power depending upon where the person stand or sits in regards to other people and or candidates along with the ability to show weakness.

 

Reading body language of Presidential candidates and the “Bell Bubble”

If you were to consider the body a stage anything on the outside of 18 inches or 40 cm is really past personal space. When a Presidential candidate is within that space of another man or woman they have entered into their “Bell Bubble” Gestures outside of the 18” area away from the body may cause the Presidential candidate to lose value because they lack self-control.

 

When you get a chance later look into a mirror and talk with your armsn extended as far away form your body as possible and try to imagine a time where this type of nonverbal communication would be acceptable except for when you were in danger. Just move your mouth like you are talking . Now imagine for a moment that you were near a person and you were using the body language that is outside of the “Bell Bubble”, would the man or woman be comfortable?

 

Now just think for a second if the Presidential candidate were being viewed on television would their speech make sense if they were having a conversation and their hands or arms traveled outside of their “Bell Bubble”? It’s not a good idea to break the “Bell Bubble”.

 

Reading body language of Presidential candidates and lies or looking for lies

Some would say that all Presidential candidates are liars and when reading their body language they all leak deceit. Now as long as the politician follows the Law of proximity and keeps with the “Bell Bubble” and hasn’t done anything too silly in their past they must now keep away from body language signs and signals of lying.

 

Nonverbal signs and signals a Presidential candidate is lying

 

There are a few items that may help indicate that a person is lying:

  • ·         Their blink rate – possibly and not all the time
  • ·         Touching anything on their face neck or head – possibly and not all the time
  • ·         Looking the other way – possibly and not all the time
  • ·         Using their arms to distance themselves from the story or question at hand– possibly and not all the time
  • ·         Becoming flush or pale after an answer
  • ·         Biting the lips or wrapping their teeth with their lips
  • ·         Some verbal actions would be to ask the question again or when their vocal pattern changes.

 

Remember that when it comes to reading the body language of Presidential candidates or anyone else you must first watch them for a while to baseline them to ensure what you are accusing them of has happened. If the presidential candidate is lying it’s not an accusation anymore. Just because these signs and signals of body language are happening it does not mean there is a lie it means that there could be a lie with emphasis on the word “may”.

 

Body language of a Presidential hopefuls emotions

A presidential hopeful can destroy their candidacy by reacting the wrong way to a question, action or story with their emotions. Remembering that the Presidential candidate is under much scrutiny sometimes they are baited to react to situations so they can be shown as immature or something more than what they are.  

 

  • ·         Displaying the correct emotion to be read from the crowd of citizens, constituents or clients.
  • ·         Show the verbal and body language signs of leadership throughout their “sales process” of working to become President of the United States.

 

The people voting for the Presidential candidate may not really understand in a deep level as to what they are seeing when reading the body language of the man or woman’s emotions or facial expressions while watching them on the debates or out on the trail but they will understand what they see and make their own observations.

 

The biggest questions to answer when watching and reading the body language of Presidential candidates is are they lying about what they are saying or are they reacting badly to questions or comments made towards them?

 

Learning how to read body language of Presidential candidates can help you understand and interpret what they body of a politician is saying.

 

 

 

Now go implement!

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

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Reading body language of Presidential candidates Part 1

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Reading body language: While reading the body language of aspiring leaders there are a few things to remember. An effective leader is one that communicates a message effectively. On the other hand because someone is a good communicator it does not make them an effective leader.

 

Presidential campaigns and debates from the Democrats and the Republicans and all parties are put under scrutiny when it comes to their candidate as to the message that he or she can deliver. Reading the body language of the nominee or the contender during the debates gives a glimpse of what the man or woman would do under pressure in front of cameras if there were an accident, act of nature, war or anything else that a President may have to deal with while in office.

 

In some instances the reactions to the man or the woman who is hopeful of becoming president is over read and in some instances the man or the woman is set up to get a reaction that can be read into.

 

Reading the body language of reactions

Your body language and the interpretation comes one to one thing and that is the reaction from the other person. Looking at the law of reaction when it comes to body language and reading into the situation it is important to point out whatever you are watching and reading into only matters as to what you believe. So you think that the Presidential hopeful is closed off because he or she crosses their arms, then that is what it means.

 

Hope is not a strategy for the man or woman seeking the nomination to move forward in the election process.

 

Every good reaction in the body language that is being read by the viewer gives the man or the woman a little more confidence in the viewer’s eyes. Every blunder when it comes to the nonverbal communication of the man or the women takes a little away from their campaign for the moment or for good in some instances.  

 

Huge key point: No matter in politics, business, relationships and even friendships people are judged on their body language reactions to incidents, questions, agreements, stories, other body language and even beliefs.

 

Reading body language of Presidential candidates during the debates

People want to see that their leader is strong and appears strong in public and this strength can be seen through the confidence of the leader. A confident leader has a few traits when it comes to reading their body language:

  • ·         An effective posture
  • ·         Gliding movements
  • ·         Good eye contact
  • ·         Good awareness of proximity to others
  • ·         Using the body as a stage and keeping aware of the “Bell Bubble”
  • ·         Stays away from body language signs and signals of lying or deceit
  • ·         Displaying the correct emotion to be read from the crowd of citizens, constituents or clients.

                   

Reading the body language of confidence by a Presidential candidate during a debate

The posture of leaders or presidential hopefuls is usually that of one of a man or woman who stands straight up. Their chin is not too far up as to seem arrogant but not low enough to seem depressed. This posture helps the person watching or viewing the ability to determine the leader or Presidential candidate understands the situation and has control over what is going on behind the scenes.

 

The lack of a good posture in a moment of presenting may show the signs and signals of weakness or defeat.

 

The debates allows for the viewer to decide who would be best to run the country based upon what they see and hear from the Presidential candidate and this includes what body language that is read into by the viewer especially that of confidence.

 

Reading body language of Presidential candidate movements

When a Presidential candidate being whether a man or woman have confidence their body language shows the signs of it. A confident Presidential candidate will have a glide to their actions, they will not seem jerky and on the other hand they will not seem too fast. The body language of a strong Presidential candidate will be smooth and that smoothness will convey confidence even in the face of a difficult or bad question about something they have done in the past.

 

If a video clip is replayed of the Presidential candidate at the debate and their words do not go over well the visual signs of the man or woman being confident may be enough to sway a voter because they were able to connect a good emotion with the sight of the candidate showing confidence through difficult times.

 

Think about the times where you have seen what is going on with the show on television and could not hear the words but you were able to interpret or even possibly understand the situation because you were able to pick up on the nonverbal cues of the people in the show.

 

On the other hand you may have seen a show and the body language of a guest you were reading led you to believe that the person on the show was having difficulties with what was either being said or what was being done. Nonverbal actions may be able to make up for verbal mistakes in some instances.

 

Reading body language of eye contact from Presidential candidates

Presidential candidates who have and maintain good eye contact from those who are viewing their debates may be seen as more Presidential by those reading their body language because there may be more of a connection to the audience or the viewer.

 

Good eye contact can make or break a conversation or a debate for a Presidential Candidate.

 

Great eye contact may take someone who was not really into a Presidential candidate before the debate to a believer into what they are saying or what they propose to do. Now it is difficult to experience real eye contact from a person who is watching a debate through a television but when a Presidential candidate connects with the live audience or crown it may be conveyed through the screen and give the feeling to the television viewer of real.

 

If a tough question was asked during the debate of the Presidential candidate did they look away and try not to answer the question or did they tackle it head on with good eye contact like hey had nothing to hide along with showing confidence in their posture?

 

Did they look into the camera or at the crowd when they were asked about a tough position they have held and now want to change because of public opinion?

 

Think back to when you were a kid and dealing with a Mother or Father, if you didn’t give them good eye contact when they asked about something you did or were going to do did they think you were lying?

 

You may get that chance to decide who is the best fit for you and your beliefs while watching the Presidential Debates.

 

The same goes for Presidential candidates who debate from the Republican or even Democrat parties or even those from the Libertarians or Green parties.

 

In the next article we will discuss a few more exciting things about reading the body language of Presidential candidates while debating.

 

Reading the body language of politicians or those who want to be politicians is a great skill to learn here:

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about reading the body language of presidential candidates.

 

 

Now go implement!

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

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