- Eye contact with the audience (or lack of it)
- Body posture and movements
- Hand and arm movements (gestures)
Your taskBody language can be universal or culture-specific. For example, many cultures gesture with their arms when speaking, but in Japan, this can be seen as impolite (Elkins and Nudelman 2015).Share an example of a gesture that’s specific to your own culture but avoid anything that’s likely to cause offence.
ReferencesElkins, K., and Nudelman, M. (2015) ‘The shocking differences in basic body language around the world’. Business Insider [online] 17 March. available from https://www.businessinsider.com/body-language-around-the-world-2015-3 [10 July 2019]
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