186: Body Stories

body stories

BODY STORIES

Everybody tells stories. This episode focuses on the stories your body tells, often without your conscious knowledge. Are you ready to explore your body stories?

It’s important to become aware of the messages your body transmits to the world because those messages are more powerful than your words.

You can be a good speaker with unconscious body language that contradicts your words. People will respond to and believe the body language because it speaks directly to their unconscious minds.

These are some of the dangerous signals that your body may transmit that can undermine even a well prepared presentation:

  • Arrogance
  • Distant and cold
  • Angry
  • Afraid

You will learn to identify common body gestures that can stand between you and your audience:

  • Arms folded on chest
  • Holding fingers of one hand with your other hand
  • Hands in pockets

You will discover three powerful resources to help you strengthen your communication by raising your awareness of your body stories. They are:

  • Neutral Masks – created by Jacques Lecoq, a famous mime and acting teacher who used masks to reveal the messages behind physical gestures
  • Unique Forms of Continuity in Space – a bronze sculpture that captures the power and dynamic forces of the human body; it was created by Umberto Boccioni
  • Moment Before Exercise to give your presentations a powerful opening

Listen to this episode repeatedly and practice the techniques I offer you quickly become a more compelling communicator.

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About the author, Louis

Louis Di Bianco is a stage, film, and TV actor. He teaches acting and improvisation to professional actors as well as business people who want more clarity, confidence, and power in their communication.

Louis will help you develop your innate storytelling skills and achieve greater influence and persuasiveness in your business and your life.

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