Whose body language won first presidential debate?

As there are very few nonverbal signals that aren't influenced by our biases, the likelihood of who won will be based on our prejudices

Whose body language won first presidential debate?BERKELEY, Calif. Oct. 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ - There is a magician’s trick called the “Vanishing Ball Illusion,” in which a ball tossed in the air seems to disappear – but in reality is never actually thrown. The trick depends on the magician’s skill in creating such a strong expectation of the throw that the…

Watch what you say without even speaking

It's not how you feel that matters; it is how the observer perceives how you feel

Watch what you say without even speakingBERKELEY, Calif. Aug. 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - One time, during a radio interview entitled "What you're saying without speaking," I was asked to comment on the host's body language.  He was a very good sport about being critiqued in public, and he quickly understood that, in order to change your body language, you must first…

Why you don’t believe me when I say “I’m listening”

If you have to choose between what I’m saying and how I look while saying it, you will intuitively discount my words and believe what you see

Why you don’t believe me when I say “I’m listening”BERKELEY, Calif. July 7, 2016/ Troy Media/ - If I am dropping eye contact or checking texts messages or rotating my shoulders while you are speaking, you don’t feel heard – even if I tell you I’m listening and can repeat every word you just said. Here’s why . . . Most explanations of human…

How body language can kill your career

People believe what they see, not what they hear

How body language can kill your careerBERKELEY, Calif. May 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Of course I'm not talking about you. You may be a respected professional whose expertise speaks for itself. Your body language is a minor consideration. Or is it? Here's an email I recently received from an engineer: 'The Project Manager introduced a new consultant. The new guy…

Confessions of a body language “posture junkie”

Research shows that your posture affects both how you feel and how others perceive you

Confessions of a body language “posture junkie”Download this column on body language and posture for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use BERKELEY, CA Jul 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - My name is Carol and I’m a posture junkie. It all began with the reaction I saw when I was introduced as a speaker who…
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