Body language revisited: tell-tale signs from royal weddings

Max Atkinson

Regular readers will know that something else that also frustrates me is the way in which so many body language 'experts' overstate their claims and/or make authoritative-sounding assertions on the basis of little or no empirical evidence.

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!

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Personal power and body language - part 7 in decoding body language

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  A truly hilarious instance of this took place when Richard Branson, the Virgin companies tycoon, was giving a speech at a conference at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. They make more eye contact, or less, depending on their choice. In fact, they dominate the eye contact and the physical touch — all the ballet of the second conversation. The story of power in a room is written in space and height.

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.

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. As the interview I did lasted for twice as long as the whole programme, it's inevitable that whatever I said will be heavily edited.

Mehrabian's moans about the myth

Max Atkinson

If you missed the interview on BBC Radio 4, where Dr Mehrabian is to be heard bemoaning the way his statistics have been misinterpreted, it should still be available HERE (23 minutes into the tape). Body language and non-verbal communication video. Tags: Body language non-verbal communication mehrabian

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4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

I heard about a speaker who started a business presentation by showing a photo of himself in an apron with a woman’s body in a bikini painted on. “WII-FM is the radio station everyone’s listening to&#. Some are so nervous and shy they won’t make any eye contact with me.

Online University Reviews : 101 YouTube Videos to Teach You the Art of Public Speaking

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Among others, they include a strong introduction, as well as body language. Learn the importance of eye contact from this short video. They include the power of the pause, how to avoid failure, and proper eye contact. Be a Confident Speaker : Inside Success Radio interviews the authors of “The Confident Speaker.” Body Language in Public Speaking : Body language is key when public speaking.

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How to Deliver a First-Rate Online Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

Increasingly public speakers and presenters are finding themselves presenting to online audiences.audiences they can't see or make eye contact with. So think of yourself as a radio talk show host.

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-August 2009

Max Atkinson

Obama on Kennedy got more applause than ‘normal’ • Tabloid tirade about Ted Kennedy from the Daily Mail • PowerPoint on BBC Radio Scotland • Joe Biden's moving tribute to Edward Kennedy • The Banksy exhibition at Bristol Museum • Einstein 'chalk & talk competition • On the death of Edward Kennedy: 'the dream shall never die' • What's 'news' about Gordon Brown not answering a question? PowerPoint program on BBC Radio 4 • To be or not to be: a question for individuals or the state? •

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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? News on BBC radio is sometimes very good indeed?

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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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Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

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20)return;setTimeout(function(){f(o+1)},o Google StumbleUpon Newsvine Facebook LinkedIn Digg My Yahoo Technorati Reddit Print Recommend 100 Five Ways to Speak Like Obama by Sims Wyeth Tags: Body Language , Attention , Audience , Obama , Calmness , Barack Obama , Public Speaking , Leadership , Presentations , Speech Writing , Speech Giving , Sims Wyeth Now that weve got your attention, you should realize, of course, that you dont want to speak like Barack Obama.

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8 Powerful Public Speaking Tips

Executive Speech Coach

Direct Eye Contact Dont speak at the audience - instead speak directly to each individual in the audience by making eye contact with each one in the audience. Too long a glance is intrusive - too short can appear shifty-eyed. Use Words they Understand Speak in the language of your listeners. Interviewed over 400 business leaders as host of the weekly radio show, "Business in Motion" on 93.3 Body language can convey em.

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Why Do We Fear Public Speaking?

Executive Speech Coach

Keep your hand down and avoid eye contact. Interviewed over 400 business leaders as host of the weekly radio show, "Business in Motion" on 93.3 Body Language - emotion, intensity, action Body Language is a powerful visual stimulus for your audience -far more than any PowerPoint slide. Body language can convey em. Picture Your Audience in Their Underwear Power Presentations Tip 44: Your Body Leaks Messag.

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8 Presentation Flaws that Steal Your Money

Executive Speech Coach

Lack of eye contact If you won’t look at me, why should I listen or believe you? Inappropriate language The words you use convey a lot about you, your values and how you see your audience. Interviewed over 400 business leaders as host of the weekly radio show, "Business in Motion" on 93.3 Body Language - emotion, intensity, action Body Language is a powerful visual stimulus for your audience -far more than any PowerPoint slide.

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Power Presentations Tip 32: Smart Practice

Executive Speech Coach

Notice your body language and facial expressions. Make a point of rehearsing your eye movement to make eye contact with everyone in your audience. For example, work on your opening, polish your close and then pick pieces from the body to improve. Interviewed over 400 business leaders as host of the weekly radio show, "Business in Motion" on 93.3 Body language can convey em.

12 Suicide Pills for the Business Presenter

Executive Speech Coach

Refuse to make eye contact. Look anywhere but into the eyes of your audience. Don’t let them see the whites of your eyes. Interviewed over 400 business leaders as host of the weekly radio show, "Business in Motion" on 93.3 Body Language - emotion, intensity, action Body Language is a powerful visual stimulus for your audience -far more than any PowerPoint slide. Body language can convey em.