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. So, to put the record straight, I've decided to post a series of extracts from Chapter 11 ('Body Language: Fact and Fiction') of my book Lend Me Your Ears: All You Need to Know about Public Speaking and Presentation. 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. So, the put the record straight, I've decided to post a series of extracts from Chapter 11 ('Body Language: Fact and Fiction') of my book Lend Me Your Ears: All You Need to Know about Public Speaking and Presentation. So, just like words in a language, elements of body language can have different meanings in different contexts.