Evaluating Your Body's Spoken Image

Weakness
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5
Strength
 
Posture
1
2
3
4
5
Posture
Nervous/uneasy
1
2
3
4
5
Poised
Uncertain
1
2
3
4
5
Confident
Uncomfortable
1
2
3
4
5
Comfortable
Slouching
1
2
3
4
5
Stiff
 
Gestures Gestures
Artificial/wooden
1
2
3
4
5
Natural/spontaneous
Random
1
2
3
4
5
Meaningful
Passive
1
2
3
4
5
Lively
Furtive
1
2
3
4
5
Expansive
Vague
1
2
3
4
5
Precise
Detracted from verbal message
1
2
3
4
5
Enhanced verbal message
 
Body Movements Body Movements
Lifeless/dull
1
2
3
4
5
Fluid/animated
Awkward
1
2
3
4
5
Graceful
Random
1
2
3
4
5
Purposeful
Drew attention away from speech
1
2
3
4
5
Enhanced attention to speech
 
Facial Expression Facial Expression
Deadpan
1
2
3
4
5
Animated
Unfriendly
1
2
3
4
5
Friendly
Artificial
1
2
3
4
5
Natural/genuine
Incongruent
1
2
3
4
5
Appropriate to speech
 
Eye Contact Eye Contact
Forced/artificial
1
2
3
4
5
Natural/smooth
Followed set pattern
1
2
3
4
5
No set pattern
Failed to establish visual bonds
1
2
3
4
5
Successfully established visual bonds

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Composed with care by Peter Bunce, DTM/ATM-S/CL
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2002

     
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