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- Aug 8, 2007
I would like to elaborate on this a little.Could be. You have to be self aware of any subtle messages you may be sending with face or body language. Your total message must be congruent to be believable. Anything that is not in alignment will negate your message. Just food for thought.
Speaking or lecturing in public is basically theater arts. You are selling an idea to the audience and your job is to get them to buy in. Your total presentation is the message, your clothes, you body language, your speech pattern, everything. Your audience has been trained since birth to use their senses to observe. They use their eyes and ears to perceive a threat to their well being, fight or flight, or pleasure, or stimulation, or boring content. Your live audience will telegraph their perception to you through their body language and facial expressions. Then you have to simultaneously read that and make adjustments to align with the audience's needs. Failure to adjust will result in the message not being received well and no sale.
Recording a persuasive video is way more difficult, especially if you are not experienced in sales or public speaking. When recording you get absolutely zero real time feedback. You have no way to adjust the delivery to match the audience. The only feedback you get is comments or data. You have to assess the comments or data to make the adjustments.
So, take the example of head movement. Generally, if we move our head side to side it is considered to mean no or negative. If we move our head up and down it generally means yes or positive. If I am trying to convince my audience of the virtues of an idea and my head is slightly moving side to side my voice, oral message, and body language are incongruent. My message and delivery have to be 100% aligned to be believable and accepted.
With a talking head, head movement is probably desired because the movement is visually stimulating. However, that head movement has to be precise. The tilt of the head, the movement, the eyebrows, the shape of the mouth, the wrinkles in the forehead, it all has to deliver the message or the whole thing is a waste of time.
These are skills that are learned and practiced. @Kung Fu Steve is much better at the body language - message connection than I am. He practices this all the time.
I hope this helps. I look forward to your next video.
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