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Charades and Public Speaking?

posted Sep 29, 2017, 9:52 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 1:52 AM ]
Charades are fun as members discovered with enthusiasm last night.  Whilst it was a bit challenging to begin with, we soon got the hang of the game and were able to portray the film, book or play titles in super quick time.

Charades are fun but there is a practical benefit to public speaking.

Body language is unspoken communication and includes movements and gestures, such as waving hands, and even more subtle movement that we may not even be aware of, such as  blinking, smiling or nodding your head.  Experts tell us body language accounts for between a staggering 55% to 65% of our communication.

All of the physical gestures we make are subconsciously interpreted by others, and there are many books on the subject, such as, Body Language by Alan Pease.

According to Dr Joseph Braysich, understanding body language is . . . “the art of seeing what others are thinking”.

Charades provides an enjoyable way of honing your skills relating to facial expression and body language.  Carriage, facial expressions, eye contact and gestures, all go into making a connection with your audience, maintaining audience interest and increasing the credibility of your message.