Relate To Others Confidently - Body Language in Action

Body Language in Action

 

Exercise 1 
- Spend five minutes people watching...

It could be on the bus, while you’re having a cup of tea in a cafe, sitting in a shopping centre or just watching someone on the TV.

Caution - Don't make it too obvious, you might scare your subject away!

  • Notice facial expression and posture and gesture
  • Write your observations down

 

Exercise 2 - 
Take time to notice your own posture today while you are brushing your teeth... 

  • Are you doing anything different to usual? You could try swapping hands halfway through to see how this compares
  • Write your observations down

 

Exercise 3 - 
Find a photograph that has interesting, unusual or exaggerated body language...

  • Look in magazines, newspapers or online. What is it about this pose that caught your attention? What do you think this says about the person in the photograph?
  • Write your observations down

 

Exercise 4 - 
Take time to notice your own posture today while you're having a cup of tea...

  • Notice how you’re sitting or standing, how you’re holding the drink, what parts of your body move to bring it to your mouth. Are you doing anything different to usual? Is there anything you’d like to change about your posture?
  • Write your observations down

 

Exercise 5 -
 Listen to five minutes of a radio play or TV drama with your eyes closed and imagine the characters' body language based on what you hear...

  • Write a few words to describe it below.
Exercise 6 
Take time to notice your own posture today while you’re walking somewhere.  Just a few minutes will do. Notice how you’re holding your spine, head and shoulders. You might want to try slowing down a little or speeding up to see what difference this makes. Is there anything you’d like to change about your posture?
  • Write your observations down

 

Exercise 6 
- Stand in front of the mirror and play with creating facial expressions for the following statements:

1. I don’t understand

2. You’re upsetting me

3. That’s fantastic news!

It’s ok to feel silly doing this. Lock the bathroom door if you don’t want to be discovered.

  • Write your observations down

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