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Swayam Central

Body Language: Key to Professional Success

By Prof. Rashmi Gaur   |   IIT Roorkee
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

Learners enrolled: 14000

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 23 Aug 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    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

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Pease, Allan. Body Language: How to Read Others Thoughts by Their Gestures (1997)
    2. Pease, Allan and Pease, Barbara. The Definitive Book of Body Language (2004)
    3. Calero, Nierenberg. How to Read a Person Like a Book: Observing Body Language to Know What People Are Thinking (2012)
    4. Navarro, Joe and Karlins, Marvin. What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People (2008)
    Note: On-line PDF versions are available for the above; hence print references are not given

    INSTRUCTOR BIO


    Prof. Rashmi Gaur teaches courses of Communication, Culture, Gender Studies and Media (Film and Literature) at IIT Roorkee. In her career, spanning three decades, she has guided about 12 Ph.D. theses, published four books, more than ninety research papers in national and international journals, besides participating in many conferences in India and abroad. Widely travelled, she also runs consultancy projects in related areas. She has worked across disciplines and cultures in different research and cultural milieus and formed strong intercultural networks through international collaborations. She is also a member of several academic bodies. At present she is working in the area of Media, Digital Humanities and Professional Communication.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 29th September 2019 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.

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