“Proper planning and preparation prevents poor performance” ― Stephen Keague, The Little Red Handbook of Public Speaking and Presenting

Body Language for Leaders

Dear Student,

Log into www.lynda.com, watch the video Body Language for Leaders and prepare to discuss it in class.

When you finish watching the video, please complete the following:

1. Your _____ are one of the biggest parts of your impact as a leader.
hours worked
hand gestures
technical skills

2. One variable the author discusses that can affect the context of nonverbal signals is
your bias.
your baseline.
the time of day
negative behavior.
your role.

3. If you _____ before you _____, you appear to be open and candid.
speak, listen
gesture, listen
listen, speak
speak, gesture
gesture, speak

4. Which of the following can create a positive first impression?
keeping a straight mouth
standing near a person
lowering your head
making eye contact
crossing your arms

5. What message are you sending when you extend your hand sideways in preparation for a handshake?
equality and collaboration
aggression and confidence
superiority and independence
passivity and powerlessness
submissiveness and dependency

6. Which of the following is crucial in trying to convey inclusion?
offering your hand, palm up
facing someone directly
offering your hand, palm down
sitting across from someone
standing over someone

7. One strategy for faking confidence is to
recall past successes.
practice different gestures.
recall past emotions.
recall past meetings.
practice different poses.

8. What is the definition of vocal prosody?
how you stand when you talk
how you say what you say
how you gesture what you say
the number of pauses you make
the tone of your voice

9. People's feet tend to _____ in situations they want to avoid.
point toward the door
point toward another person