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Fact & fiction about body language 2: Does it matter what you wear or where you stand?

Max Atkinson

This afternoon, I'll be appearing on a BBC Radio 4 'Word of Mouth' programme on body language. This, coupled with the fact that the main guest advertised in the BBC's advance publicity is a body language expert, means that there's a fair chance that my position on the subject won't get as full a hearing as I'd like. My suit was apparently fine, but my tie was “the tie of a man going nowhere”.

Fact & fiction about body language 1: Folded arms, defensiveness and the Mehrabian myth

Max Atkinson

I was interviewed recently for a BBC Radio 4 'Word of Mouth' programme on body language that's scheduled to be broadcast tomorrow. This, coupled with the fact that the main guest being advertised in the BBC's advance publicity is a body language expert, means that there's a fair chance that my position on the subject may not get as full a hearing as I'd like. So, just like words in a language, elements of body language can have different meanings in different contexts.