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Confidence A strong voice with an attentive and positive attitude

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Projecting a Professional Image Journal March 25, 2008 What does a professional look like in your opinion? Think of someone that has that image and tell us why you believe they are professional. Characteristics of a professional image Professional Image ConfidencePoise Assertiveness Immediacy Confidence A strong voice with an attentive and positive attitude Poise To be in control of your communication and situation. Assertiveness A strong sense of purpose and self confidence Immediacy Approachable, friendly and open Characteristics of Voice Pitch Volume Duration Nonverbal Speech Pauses and Silence Laughter Vocalizations Body Talk Nonverbal Communication Personal AppearanceKinesics Facial Communication Gestures Personal Appearance How you dress and how you groom yourself Kinesics The use of the body during communication Posture Muscular tone and tension Facial Communication The look on your face Movement and Gestures The way you walk or move from one place to another. Gait. Movement that reinforces or substitutes for speech Nonverbal communication Environmental Cues Spatial Time Others Spatial Space and Distance Intimate distance: 18 inches Personal distance: 18 inches to 4 feet Social distance: 4 to 12 feet Public Distance: 12 to 25 feet Spatial Territory Organization Touch Handshakes, hugs, pats and other forms of affection Time Your time management shows how you value yourself and others Think of your day as slices of time. 8 hours of work/school 8 hours of sleep 8 hours for other commitments Others Artifacts Articles of adornment used to decorate yourself and your surroundings. Fragrance and Odor Smell is believed to provide the most direct link to the emotion center of our brain.

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