Body language is a system of non-verbal interactions and communication. It consists of gestures and postures like facial expressions, movements, eye contact and other elements. Individuals express their internal feelings and thoughts consciously or-and subconsciously over numerous things by using their body language. So, our body language plays an important role in conveying what we are trying to say to others. For example, if you do not agree with someone's' statement, you can shake your head instead of saying 'no, I don't agree.'
However, we use several forms of body language in our daily communication to send a lot of hidden messages which is supporting to boost our verbal communication.
Humans have formed the concept of body language. Charles Darwin is the earliest man on earth who has studied the body language of humans and animals. He wrote his first book on this topic "The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals" in 1872.
The practical study of non-verbal communication has started with actors in the 19th century. It started to focus on speechless movies that were first shown like; Charlie Chaplin movies.
As a result, actors in that century have learned how to show their inner feelings by mimicking the body language of the characters that they are performing.
Here Are The Four Main Elements' of the Body Language:
The researches of Prof. Albert Mehrabian has shown that only 7% of any message human convey to others are transferred through verbal use. While 38% of the communication is based on the tone of our voice which includes; Tempo, tone, volume and speed. And finally, 55% of the message is based on our body language such as; posture, gestures, eye contact, facial expression, head and body actions, signs, and touch, etc.
From this, we can analyze the effectiveness of body language in our daily communication.
When we speak, not only our mouth helps us to convey our words, rather our whole body plays an effective role in conveying what we are saying. But also, the individual appearance is the first impression of other people's analyses to converse or not with an outsider.
So make sure to make a positive first impression in the first 7 seconds you have, otherwise, this will take you 21 good impression to delete the first bad impression from anyone's mind.
Body language is the silent part of every communication that helps to show our exact inner feelings and reactions. Therefore, It is important to have good body language and attitude while speaking individually, within small groups or even on stage in front of the audience for instance.
Body language is very important in all systems of interactions. It also supports to breakdown the obstacle of strangeness and supports to develop an effective connection with the receiver of information.
To be continued ...