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Body Language Exercise: Miscommunication

Body Language Exercise: Miscommunication
Exercises, Icebreakers, Communication Skills, Body Language, Emotional Intelligence

Article Rating:::: 90 Ratings :::: Friday, July 18, 2008
 

Purpose

This exercise highlights the importance of body language in communication.

Objective

Delegates should speak and listen while avoiding smiling and eye contact.

Setup

  • Delegates work in pairs:
    • Person A: To talk about his/her hobby for one minute and to avoid smiling
    • Person B: To listen with interest and ask questions if want to.
  • Delegates in each pair then swap places:
    • Person B: To talk about his/her hobby naturally.
    • Person A: To listen without any eye contact or asking any questions

Timing

Explaining the test: 5 minutes.

Activity: 7 minutes

Group feedback: 5 minutes.

Variations

If more time is available, both people in the pair can experience both situations.

Discussion

Discuss the exercise by asking delegates the following questions:

  • How did they feel at the end of each conversation?
  • Did they feel ignored, frustrated or insulted?
  • How could the situation be improved?
  • How body language affects communication and binding?
  • What other methods can be used to provide an enjoyable and flawless conversation?


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Comments

Liz Herring   By Liz Herring @ Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:55 AM
I've done a very similar exercise before and may seem simple but it is quite effective. I think most people underestimate power of smiling and eye contact.
X Liz

rohini   By rohini @ Sunday, September 13, 2009 7:11 PM
very nice activities!!!!!!!!!!!1


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