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To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful. -- Edward R. Murrow
Nonverbal cues are an important aspect in persuasive speaking, especially when they are coming from your audience members. Recognize that the audience is constantly processing what you (the speaker) is saying. Nonverbal reactions are common for an audience listening to a persuasive speech. Whether it is a nodding head or rolling eyes, these can be signals from audience members that indicate that they either like or dislike what you are saying. Acknowledging these nonverbal reactions can help you explain certain points with more detail.
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