Body language

Two school pupils, one asking a question and the other looking uninterested Two school pupils, one asking a question and the other looking uninterested

Body language, also known as non-verbal communication, is extremely important. Examples include eye contact, fidgeting, facial expressions and gestures. Your body language should show you are interested in what people are saying and are involved in the discussion.

In this Newsnight clip a panel discuss the candidates’ body language in the 2010 general election debates.

Newsnight panel discuss body language