Your posture is the way you stand or sit, it is the first major influence on the initial impression you make. Although you may not be aware of it, your posture indicates your confidence, your openness and your attitude. Many people who write about nonverbal communication emphasize the center as an important aspect of posture. The center is that point where a line between your armpits intersects another line piercing your midchest from front to back. For example if you shuffle up to the front of the room and slump in front of your audience, you have hidden your center; you may communicate alack of interest or lack of enthusiasm you really do not feel. If you suddenly cross your arms and turn away from someone sitting in your office, you have closed your center, you might imply you are disagreeing with him or her, even if that is not what you mean.
How can you improve your posture for effective nonverbal business communication? Whether you are standing or sitting, do so in a relaxed professional manner that is comfortably upright, squarely facing your audience, with your weight distributed evently. If you are sitting avoid an overly formal, ramrod straight back, an orderly formal attention.
A second aspect of body language is movement and gestures. All people unconsciously use gestures to back up what they are saying. Watch people talking at a party, during a meeting, during a class, in the hallways. They all use their hands for example people might use certain gestures called emblems that have a direct verbal translation in our culture. Such as A for Ok, they might also use gestures to illustrate what they are saying such as using their hands to describe an object or a motion or enumerating a list of main points.
Gestures not only reinforce what people say they also reveal people's attitude. People may perceive gestures as either warm or cold. In our culture warm gestures might include leaning toward people with an open posture and open gestures, directly facing them, smiling, touching and gesturing expressively.
Cold gestures might include keeping your hands on your hips, slumping, avoiding eye contact, not smiling and gesturing nervously such as cleaning your fingernails, drumming your fingers, fiddling with objects or Jewellery or looking at your watch. Most people naturally use good gestures when they are sitting because they are not thinking about what to do with their hands. When you are sitting, remember to avoid nervous gestures and stony facial expressions.
Posture is very important when communicating with people and it can influence communication when interacting with others.
Gestures are very much important in communication. Instances from the life of a journalist can be taken as a example. It can also be said as body language used by a person to communicate to different people through hand movements to make them understand better. Observe people taking at different places eg. Parties, schools, offices, clubs etc. They all use some or other gestures to communicate with other people. Journalists use their hand and facial expressions to create a impact on the viewers to make the article more interesting and important. It can also be termed as S>E>E factor which can be illustrated as smile, eye to eye contact and enthusiasm. These are the main factors of an effective communication.
Gestures are very much important in communication. Instances from the life of a journalist can be taken as a example.