Body language revisited: tell-tale signs from royal weddings

Max Atkinson

Having been greatly frustrated in recent weeks by the fact that it's no longer possible to embed video from the Sky News website, I was pleased to find that they'd posted one of the clips I'd been looking for on YouTube (above). 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. So, to put the record straight, I 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. Thanks - and an apology to the BBC!

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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.

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”.