Fact & fiction about body language 3: Do movement & gestures distract?

Max Atkinson

An hour or two ago, I was one of those interviewed on a BBC Radio 4 'Word of Mouth' programme on body language - which can now be heard (for the next 7 days) HERE. Thanks - and an apology to the BBC!

Eye contact, public speaking and the case of President Zuma’s dark glasses

Max Atkinson

Having just watched Jacob Zuma being sworn in as South Africa’ new president ( HERE ), I was reminded of the importance of eye contact in holding the attention of an audience. But eye-contact is definitely not one of these.

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Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Some examples of great orators and public speakers of the 20th Century: Sir Winston Churchill. Who will students in 2025 study as famous orators and public speakers of the 21st Century? Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons.

How to Connect with Voters

Matt Eventoff

All too often, this is the case in legislative bodies throughout the country as well. . . Eye Contact – While the Senator has prepared notes in front of him, he does not read them. His eyes are constantly focused on his colleagues, and he utilized his notes as a reminder rather than as a prepared text. Body Language/Movement – Not the easiest thing in a legislative chamber. Hint – it happens long before the campaign begins. .

BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-June 2009

Max Atkinson

Margaret Thatcher, body language and non-verbal communication ?• Body language and non-verbal communication video? • The 250 posts landmark • Another body language & non-verbal communication cartoon? • 'Check against delivery'? Body language, non-verbal communication and the myth about folded arms & defensiveness? The education of a female orator • Margaret Thatcher and the evolution of charismatic woman: Part II. ‘

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-August 2009

Max Atkinson

Margaret Thatcher, body language and non-verbal communication ?• Body language and non-verbal communication video? • The 250 posts landmark • Another body language & non-verbal communication cartoon? • 'Check against delivery'? Body language, non-verbal communication and the myth about folded arms & defensiveness? The education of a female orator • Margaret Thatcher and the evolution of charismatic woman: Part II. ‘

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-July 2009

Max Atkinson

Puzzle-Solution formats • BBC rediscovers the 'Lost Art of Oratory' (again) • Welcome to visitors from the BBC website • D-Day memorabilia from Normandy to Lüneburg • More on body language & non-verbal behavior • Guinea pigs • Non-verbal communication • A commentator likely to keep his job • Non-verbal communication and height • Welcome to visitors from the BBC website • How to use video to study body language, verbal & non-verbal communication • Is the 'Daily Telegraph' borrowing from blogs?

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