Video- Jeopardy Gives Us Stress & Joy!

Video- Jeopardy Gives Us Stress & Joy!

Feb 2, 2012 | No Comments

Watch the video below of Jeopardy! to see a great example of how expressions can change very quickly… and very obviously! Use this clip to recognize an obvious example of stress (then joy), and remember it during situations you find yourself in and you are trying to understand the nonverbal cues of another person… or […]

Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School: Power Poses (Video)

Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School: Power Poses (Video)

Nov 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

If there are ever any *must see* videos of learning about body language, Harvard Business School’s Amy Cuddy and her talk on Power Poses should be on everyones list. This 17 minute video from her talk at Poptech 2011 is presented in an entertaining manner and validated by the research she has conducted with Dana Carney […]

Gov. Christie- Duper’s Delight Or Just Playful?

Gov. Christie- Duper’s Delight Or Just Playful?

Oct 21, 2011 | No Comments

New Jersey Governor Christie appeared on NBC’s Today Show with GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney as Christie endorsed Romney for President in the 2012 election.  The still shots below are of interest as they center around the host asking Christie if Romney made any promises to him in return for his endorsement- specifically naming Christie […]

GOP Debate: Gingrich Makes a ‘Point’!

GOP Debate: Gingrich Makes a ‘Point’!

Oct 13, 2011 | No Comments

The GOP debate once again provided many body language and nonverbal communication cues ranging from Newt Gingrich’s pointing, to repressed smiles from Rick Santorum, and alternatives to finger pointing to stress the importance of their comments. Jeff Thompson and fellow nonverbal communication specialists, Dawn Sweet and Maggie Pazian offer their expert analysis.Read More

Rick Perry: Heads Up or Down?

Rick Perry: Heads Up or Down?

Sep 10, 2011 | No Comments

Just a brief observation for today’s post.  Did anyone notice during the republican presidential debate (perhaps a better question is did anyone even watch it) that Rick Perry seemed to frequently tilt his head down when responding to questions and offering comments? My quick reaction is it seems negative to me.  It conjures up thoughts […]

Talk Show Round-Up: Finger Pointing, Tongue Sticking

Talk Show Round-Up: Finger Pointing, Tongue Sticking

Sep 4, 2011 | No Comments

One of my favorite ways to keep my skills sharp in decoding nonverbal communication cues is by watching television, especially the Sunday morning political discussion programs. A favorite of mine is the U.S. based “This Week” on ABC. Usual host Christiane Amanpour was off (someone who I have researched and mentioned on this blog previously […]

Sketchnotes

Sketchnotes

Aug 1, 2011 | One Comment

Words on paper (or screen) are sometimes just too plain and boring. I have read somewhere (actually here) that pictures help with recollection more than words while pictures and words combined are even better than just pictures. I came across a tweet on sketchnoting and thought: 1) Hey, this looks pretty interesting. 2) What exactly […]

Body Language Audio Podcast: Nick Morgan

Body Language Audio Podcast: Nick Morgan

Jul 26, 2011 | No Comments

Nick Morgan (follow him on twitter @DrNickMorgan) talks about in his latest audio podcast body language, the unconscious mind, and intent. He also offers four wonderful tips to master your intent: Be Open Connect Show Your Passion Listening Listen to him explain the four tips and more at this short 5 minute podcast [HERE].

My Thesis In 3 Minutes

My Thesis In 3 Minutes

Jul 8, 2011 | 2 Comments

Well, most of ‘loyal’ readers know by know that I am doing a PhD on Nonverbal Communication. Have a look at my YouTube submission for Griffith University’s “3 Minute Thesis Contest” in which each contestant has to describe their thesis for an academic audience in, you guessed it, only three minutes. The three main concepts […]

Who’s In Charge?  Rudd or Gillard?

Who’s In Charge? Rudd or Gillard?

Jun 16, 2011 | No Comments

Have a look at the picture below.  Let’s take a semiotic analysis* of it and see if certain plausible conclusions can be or at the very least have fun identifying all the nonverbal elements. Can you identify all the nonverbal elements?  Remember the METTA acronym (Movement, Environment, Touch, Tone, and Appearance), it can help. Feel […]