Body language is an important skill to learn whatever the situation, but in particular a skill that very public speaker should have. The body language of a person shows his or her confidence when interacting with others. Having the right Body language can also send out the right signals to the targeted audience which is often very important for people making speeches or presentations.
Mirroring Body Language
This is a technique which comes in quite handy when you want to build a very good rapport and communication with the other person. The body mirroring is a skill which you can use to create trust with someone and make the others feel comfortable that you both are similar. The term comes from the fact that it is the mirror neurons in the brain which copy the actions of others. There are many benefits of mirroring body language. It is quite normal to see sales people trying to copy the body language of their customers. This helps them to build a rapport with the customers and making them trust the person in return. Mirroring the body language will also help creating the feeling of similarity which could lead to better understanding.
The Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP
The NLP is a psychotherapy approach which is based a lot on interpersonal communication and establishing successful patterns of behaviour. NLP also creates belief through connection between neuro language processes and patterns in behaviour which is also based on the individual’s ability to learn from experience. The NLP is also useful to model oneself based on more successful or outstanding people who have been able to obtain results. NLP is used a lot to have influence especially in life coaching, self-help and management training to ensure that an individual grows more confident of handling others around.
Exercising Body Language
Often if you are speaking with someone, it is advised that you should try to get your eyes level and even match the breathing rate. A genuine rapport helps in a great way to build confidence with the audience and the demeanour adds to the congruency with the group in a great way. More importantly, body mirroring and body language are quite important in the sense that it helps parties to view a similar viewpoint and understand each other better. A lot of communication is non-verbal and body language is a major part of it. It includes involving gestures, expressions of the face and movements of the eye. Body mirroring and body language should therefore be practiced in every single conversation.