It is important for facial expressions to match your words. In this video, learn how to use genuine facial expressions when you speak.
- To look like you mean what you're talking about, … your facial expression needs to match your words. … Use facial expression to show confidence. … Use facial expression to help you deliver your message. … One effective way to manage facial expression … is to visualize what you're talking about … as you talk about it. … Make pictures in your head that bring … what you're talking about to life. … Connecting to that image … and focusing on it allows you to stay … in the current instant … and have facial expression that's in sync … with the message you're delivering. … Facial expression that does not match the words being said … delivers a mixed message. … Here's an example. … Imagine I'm a speaker opening a presentation or a speech. … Good morning, everybody. … I'm very happy to be here. … Well that speaker didn't look or sound happy … even though he claimed he was. … The words did not match the facial expression. … But if that same speaker says it like this, … "Good morning, I'm very happy to be here today," …
- Organizing your thoughts
- Speaking slowly, naturally, and confidently
- Breathing properly
- Using your body to reinforce speech
- Managing facial expressions
- Handling nervousness
- Voice modulation, eye contact, and gestures
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Be a Better Communicator
2. Honing Your Message
3. Say It Like You Mean It
4. Look Like You Mean It
5. Confronting Anxiety
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