Body Language and Diction

Course Description

This module aims to encourage you to think about how you use your body in an interview and later in work. We tend to focus on what we need to say, or the content of an interview, and less about how you need to deliver that content in an interview. This module asks you to consider how best to persuade someone by using a combination of your voice, body and language. It asks you to think about how you use your body in relation to another person; in this case a manager you have to impress and persuade to employ you.

This module offers some techniques on how to sound and appear confident, competent and the right sort of person for the job. The principle of this module is then to consider ways to combine what you say with how your voice and body say it. Did you know for example, that psychologists estimate that as much as 93% of communication is non-verbal?  It’s really important then to reflect upon your use of non-verbal communication, as part of what is required to impress in an interview.

We ask you engage with the ‘how’ problem by working through the formal techniques first and then, through the interactive tutorials, evaluate the strengths and weakness of the case studies provided in the e-book. This module aims to encourage you to combine these different forms of communication together so that you think about the relationship between the ways the body talks (non-verbal communication), what is said (skills articulation) and how it is said (diction).

Table of Content

In this module, you will be required:

  1. Ask what is non-verbal communication.

    • How we combine the verbal with the non verbal by thinking about:

      • The visual

      • The tactile

      • The vocal

      • Space and how you is occupied it.

  2. Body language in action

    • Do’s and don’ts of using the body in an interview

  3. Combining the content of what is said with how it is said and done.

  4. Reflecting on your own non-verbal communication

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will have

  • identified the importance of considering non-verbal elements to your overall communication strategies

  • the ability to evaluate different strategies of non-verbal communication by identifying different bodily techniques and considering their effectiveness;

  • practiced being prepared for interviews, networking, cold-calling etc. by considering how you will use nonverbal communication to support the content of what you say and the sorts of presentations and impressions you make.

Materials

  • e-Book
    In scope of this EMLT module, an e-book will be shared to learners.

  • Interactive e-Lessons
    For each unit of this EMLT module will be shared to learners an interactive e-lesson.

e-Tutoring

Questions concerning the content of the EMLT module should be directed to the discussion boards. This allows your question to be answered by whoever is monitoring the discussion boards, and the answer can benefit all board readers.

As a learner, discussion boards can give you information or insight to quickly solve problems you have run into (and ways to avoid problems in the future).

When you run into the problem or you need support in context of the EMLT module,

  • First check that module’s discussion board to see if someone else had same problem.

  • If not, post your comment or problem description there.

  • Use descriptive titles for your posts so that other learners know what the post is about. Titles such as “I have a problem” are not acceptable.

  • If you have solved a problem that you see someone else struggling with, feel free to post advice on how to work through the problem.

  • Tutors of the EMLT module will be monitoring the discussions to ensure that these rules are followed.

Tips for Success

Being successful life-long learner is a hard craft. We know it and encourage you to follow the steps that will help you to hit the target.

  • Read the syllabus
    It is starting point of the EMLT module. Read it carefully! It hosts the secret keys of the EMLT module that will help to you catch success.

  • Make a study plan and follow it
    Time management is a critical point for every learning process. Successfully completing an online course by reading e-book, studying interactive e-lessons, following discussion boards can be challenging, even more so when copying multiple real-life responsibilities. Making a study plan and regularly following it is the best accuracy proven method to accomplish self-paced online study challenge.

  • Discover the EMLT e-learning materials
    We have created for you awesome e-learning materials: e-book and interactive e-lessons. In these materials, you will find a well structured e-learning experience that completely covers your needs. Follow the instructions that are served in the interactive e-lessons and read the e-book to finish successfully this EMLT Module.

  • Be social
    The isolation in online learning can be a barrier, if you let it get in the way. If you have a question about course content, need clarification on a difficult concept or need technical support on a complex step – ask. After you find the solution share it to other learners and allow them to learn from your experience.

Evaluation of Student Performance & Certification

This EMLT module is designed to assess learners’ success via a final exam.

  • Exam is online and unsupervised.

  • It is expected that learners answer 10 multiple-choice questions in 20 minutes.

  • Each learner can take only one online exam in context of this EMLT module.

  • Minimum exam pass grade is 70 over 100.

Once you have successfully passed the EMLT module final exam, your digital certificate will be automatically emailed to you along with congratulations.

If you have any problem about your exam or digital certificate, please contact with EMLT Technical Support Team via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

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