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Well Said! by Darlene Price

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CHAPTER 8

Using EffectiveBody Language toShow Confidence

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

—RALPH WALDO EMERSON

When you present, you send two kinds of messages to your listeners: verbal and nonverbal. While you may be communicating verbally through the words you speak, a more memorable message is conveyed nonverbally by your body language and voice tone. Almost always, you will influence your audience more by how you say something (body language and voice tone) than by what you say (words alone). In this chapter we are going to explore how to use your entire body as a powerful instrument of speech and to make your body speak as eloquently as your words. We’ll address issues related to effective voice tone in Chapter ...

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