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Body Language - Understanding Body Movements

In this free online course, learn about the gestures that are essential in the Understanding of Body Movements.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this free online course, learn about the gestures and signals that are essential in the Understanding of Body Movements. Learn the different evaluation gestures that are conveyed by the mouth and other body movements. You will also learn about the different types of smiles and what they convey in nonverbal communication. Boost your Body Language and Body Movement knowledge and skills by studying this comprehensive course.
Body Language - Understanding Body Movements
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Students

    934
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online course, you are introduced to the world of Body Movements. You will explore the different 'Types of Smiles', as well as the concept of the ‘Ideal Affect of a Nation’ and the use of silence in different cultures. Demonstrations, examples and assessment questions in this instructor-led video-based course, are designed to provide you with a comprehensive foundation, which will enable you to take serious steps into this career.

The course begins by introducing you to the 'Role of the Mouth' in nonverbal communication. Then, the concept of cross-cultural differences will be discussed, which describes how the use of smiles in various cultures is interpreted differently and how this may lead to a confusion of intentions and emotions. You will explore the thumbs-up gesture, which is commonly used in many cultures to signify a job well done.

Next, you will learn about the common 'Types of Smiles' and their analysis. You will gain insight into the role of 'Head Nodding' in the communication process, and you will discover the importance of understanding Body Movements. Finally, you will study Hand Movements, Finger Movements, and the Movement of Feet and Legs. This course will be of interest to Social Science students, or those professionals in management, communication or human resource fields. Why wait? Start this course today!

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