From interviews to dates, the boardroom to the stage, being aware of the non-verbal signals you, and others, send can have a huge impact on your relationships and success in life — for better or worse. You convey your intentions through body language — whether you're aware of them or not. By understanding body language, you can take control of the unspoken signals you give to others. This fun and friendly guide will show you how to ‘read’ the body language of others, and how to project the right signals, so you can manage the impression you give to others. Full of real-world and pop-cultural examples, practical tips and strategies, and underpinned by principles from psychological and social experiments, you’ll learn how to use and interpret non-verbal messages to put your best face, and body, forward.
I learned something on every page! Written in an easy to understand way but with so much valuable info! I'll definitely be re-reading this, probably many times, in the future.
The Secret Language of Business reveals the secrets of body language and nonverbal communication. Successful professionals need more than just good communication skills, you also need the ability to interpret the nonverbal signals that everyone displays. You'll learn how to master and manipulate your own body language, read the body language of
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Some things, like cold facts and statistics, are best communicated by words and numbers. But attitudes and intentions are better read through body language.
Mind-reading ability has been retained, and in some ways further evolved, in humans because it has considerable survival value.
Body language 'leaks' certain emotions and attitudes that we might have preferred to conceal from those who observe us.
Only with great reluctance do we change a negative evaluation based on that initial glance. The first impression sets the stage for all further interaction.
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