Module 3: Body Language (Psychology of non-verbal communication, eye contact, and good posture.)

  • Improving Self-Image: A scientific study conducted at Ohio State University found that students who were told to sit up straight were more likely to believe thoughts they wrote down while in that posture concerning whether they were qualified for a job. While those who were slumped over their desks were less likely to accept written-down feelings about their own qualifications.

  • Improving Projected Image: Have you ever seen someone with a bad posture and subconsciously you perceived the person is unkempt, even though the person has not said or done anything yet? People with good postures appear smarter, more attractive, and naturally exude an aura of assertiveness and appeal.
  • Increasing concentration and thinking ability: Proper breathing increases thinking ability. The human brain requires 20% of oxygen to do its job properly.
  • Non-verbal communication and eye contact: The youth in our society struggle with eye contact when speaking, unaware of the negative messages that they are sending. In addition, their non-verbal communication, or body language, is perceived and read by others as dominant even over the spoken word. With knowledge and skill training in these areas, students will be able to match their spoken word with their body language and exude self-confidence, think clearly and are more likely to succeed.