Social Skills Video: Matching Body Language to Your Message

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

This blog post is one in a series of entries outlining our social skills videos. Our social skills video library is up to 80 videos, each focusing on a social interaction that children and young adults has to face on a daily basis. All videos compare expected and unexpected behavior and show internal thoughts to get the perspective of everyone involved. Videos can be viewed on all your devices, including PC’s, Mac’s, iPad and Android tablets, and smartphones. To learn more about our social skills video library, head over to our main Social Skills Videos page.

31 - Matching Body Language to Your Message_24Mike is having a bad day. When he tells Jeff and Sarah about it, Sarah says she’s sorry, but her face and body seem like she doesn’t really care. Sarah learns that you tell people messages with your words AND your body. When she tries again, she matches her face and body to her words, and Mike has very different thoughts about her.

Use Matching Body Language to Your Message

This is another video to practice our nonverbal skills. Body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice all work together to get your message across. Have students role play different expressions and tones of voice and have the group guess how they are feeling.

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