Mimicry & Mirroring Can Be Good… Or Bad

Mimicry & Mirroring Can Be Good… Or Bad

Sep 9, 2012 | No Comments

Can mimicry and mirroring another person’s action while interacting with them increase rapport being developed and as a result them liking you? Could it have an adverse effect and contribute to them having a negative perception of you? The answer is; as with many research studies in nonverbal communication, is it depends! Mimicry can have […]

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 […]

New Book: The Charisma Myth

New Book: The Charisma Myth

Mar 9, 2012 | No Comments

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism Click this LINK to pre-order Olivia Fox Cabane’s new book The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism. I have already read it and I highly recommend it. It is full of practical exercises which are […]

Are Men & Women Equals In Nonverbal Communication?

Are Men & Women Equals In Nonverbal Communication?

Feb 19, 2012 | No Comments

Over the years, a considerable amount of research has been conducted in nonverbal communication with some dedicated to the differences between men and women.  This article gives a brief overview of some of the more notable research studies concerning some noteworthy differences between men and women in regards to nonverbal communication.  It is important to note […]

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 […]

‘NVC Tweets This Week’

‘NVC Tweets This Week’

Jan 16, 2012 | No Comments

For those interested in nonverbal communication (body language, gestures, appearance, semiotics, voice tone, touch, etc.) both from a research and academic perspective or if you have just a ‘casual’ interest in the subject, I thought I would offer a recap of some of the best and notable tweets, articles, and news from the past week. […]

ABC Interview on Nonverbal Communication

ABC Interview on Nonverbal Communication

Jan 9, 2012 | No Comments

I invite everyone to listen to a recent segment I participated in on Nicole Dyer’s radio show on ABC Gold Coast radio.  I discuss the importance of nonverbal communication in various settings.  This includes how important rapport is and specific nonverbal gestures that are associated with it. We then discuss my research on nonverbal communication […]

Metaphors & Boredom

Metaphors & Boredom

Dec 5, 2011 | No Comments

Have a look at my latest blog posting at PsychologyToday.com on metaphors.  I invite conflict resolution practitioners to check it out from the lens of the work you do.  If you are  guiding people through conflict and disputes, are you aware of the metaphors you use?  Are you aware of the metaphors they use? Do […]

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 […]

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 […]