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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Body Language: Key to Professional Success

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


Body language plays a vital role in all formal contexts. The expanding trend of articulating views through vibrant participation in group discussions, power point presentations, team based tasks, brain storming and interviews, has made a good command over Body Language a mandatory skill. Whereas technical literacy is essential, it is a confident command over body language which gives an edge in today competitive arena. In all professional interactions, your body language is the only window to your attitudes and feelings; and therefore it is always as important as your answers. The aim of this course is to impart sensitivity and precision to students understanding of body language so that in professional settings they can regulate their body language can successfully learn to control their hesitation, anxiety and nervousness to come across as a more confident individual in all formal assessment situations. INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any Interested Learners PREREQUISITES: NIL


Week 1: Defining Body Language, Scope and Relevance, Changing Contours, Classification, Defining Proxemics, Four Zones, Behavioral Connotations, Space and Designs, Haptics and its Role, Behavioral Significance Week 2: Shaking Hands and other tactile behavior. Cultural Variations, Occulesics, Right and Left Brain Associations, Different Types of Eye Contact, Individual and Group situations, Facial Expressions, Smiles and Nods, Head Tilts and Inclines Week 3: Facial Expressions, Cultural Interface, Kinesics: Types and Contexts, Negative and Positive Gestures, Hand Movements and Steepling, Understanding Finger Movements, Fidgeting and Ticks Week 4: Paralanguage and Voice Modulations, Chronemics, Chromatics, Cultural and Gender Based aspects, Stereotypes, Body Language: Online Presence and Video Interviews

Taught by

Prof. Rashmi Gaur



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    Yaa..i want to be a part of this course.. i think this course make my life better than today.Thank you do much fot providing great opportunity towards the present generation..

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