2.1 I’d like to say something …
During a group discussion you may also want to use body language to indicate that you wish to speak.
Activity 8 Showing you want to say something
Below is a list of body language actions. Select the ones that are useful signals that you want to say something in a discussion.
Thrusting your arm up dramatically
Making eye contact with the speaker
Raising one hand slightly
Folding your arms and sitting back
Lifting your head slightly
The correct answers are b, c and f.
Throwing your arm up dramatically or standing up during a discussion can make you come across as unprofessional and aggressive. If you have something to say during a discussion, you are more likely to gain respect and get your point heard if you are polite, make eye contact and change your posture to signify you are ready to speak.