Having the general gist of the message being lost in translation is especially possible when the body language used does not in any way reflect the actual message content intended for the listener. Therefore it is very important to ensure the appropriate body language is chosen and used to match whatever is being communicated. This is one of the most effective ways of reinforcing the message being communicated.
Whether it is for the intention of making a good first impression or for the intention of making a powerful and impacting presentation, the body language that accompanies the communication has to be spot on; otherwise the desired results will most certainly not be achieved.
Factors such as posture, firm handshakes, eye contact, fidgeting, animated movements, sitting positions, voice levels are all different body language tools that deserve a level of attention to ensure the correct use is parallel to the intended message.
Paying attention to the body language being shown by the listener will also help the individual identify the level of interest the listener has towards what is being communicated.
This is especially useful, as it can help the communicator change topic content, style or words and incorporate the ideal and appropriate body language movements to be used to attract the possible waning attention or even enhance the interested attention of the listener.
Studying the body language is an important first hand indicator as to how well the message in being received and understood. This is definitely an advantage to be fine tuned as it is important to ensure any communication exercise achieves the desired results it was first designed to reach.
A large number of people whose careers depend on being able to identify the other parties reactions through the body language reading, will attest to the importance and effectiveness of its ability to enhance communications