Thin Slices & First Impressions

Mar 26, 2012 | No Comments

Thin slice methodology is an important term to understand when it comes to wanting to be effective communicators, especially with nonverbal cues and elements.  Firstly, let me be clear that the term ‘thin slice’ has nothing to do with the width of a slice of pizza! No- NOT this type of ‘slice’! What thin slice […]

Tips On Building Rapport

Tips On Building Rapport

Dec 2, 2011 | No Comments

Here are some of the tips from the talk I had on 2 December with Nicole Dyer of ABC Gold Coast radio that will air Monday, 5 December. Ways to build rapport, develop trust, and look professional: Eye gaze Open-handed gestures positive tone direct body orientation forward leaning and straight posture body language congruent with the […]

Effective Listening & Aphorisms

Effective Listening & Aphorisms

Nov 21, 2011 | No Comments

I am not usually someone who enjoys using clichés however, I am sure you know when a sentence starts with a warning like that, a cliché is about to be delivered so brace yourself: We have one mouth and two ears for a reason.* Here is one more. I use this one during body language […]

Territorial Displays- This is MY Space!

Territorial Displays- This is MY Space!

Aug 17, 2011 | No Comments

Territorial displays occur throughout each day and happen more than you might think. What are they- they are actions a person does to ‘mark’ their territory.  It is accomplished either with their body or with objects.  People use territorial displays as acts of aggression, intimidation and as a way to show ‘ownership’ of a space. […]

Nonverbal Communication Suggested Readings

Nonverbal Communication Suggested Readings

Jun 19, 2011 | No Comments

For those attending and not attending my upcoming workshop, here is a great list of my recent work to familiarize yourself with nonverbal communication.

Adaptors Defined

Mar 28, 2011 | One Comment

Self-Adaptors
Adaptors are behavioral adoptions in response to certain situations. Researchers believe adaptors are generally associated with negative feelings (Knapp and Hall, 2007). Additionally, studies have indicated that self-touching, as Knapp and Hall define it instead of self-adaptors, is associated with situational anxiety or stress.

METTA- An Easy Way To Remember Nonverbal Communication

METTA- An Easy Way To Remember Nonverbal Communication

Mar 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

The METTA Model is something I developed as an easy to remember way all the various nonverbal communication elements that are involved in any interaction. Perhaps it is due to my law enforcement background where it seems every program, event or training has an acronym, it is from that mindset I created an acronym to […]