If I ask an audience if someone has ever had their space violated, invariably all the hands go up. Some hands go up rather dramatically perhaps signifying how offended they were or perhaps that they are especially sensitive to spatial violations. We have all had this happen to us whether in an elevator, at the grocery checkout, or perhaps while talking to people at work.
Ventilating (cooling) behaviors allow us to deal with heat but also with psychological stress. Rodney Dangerfield, the comedian, had it right but there are other ventilators you should know, including one you never thought about.
Study after study has demonstrated that we humans are terrible observers - often distracted and not very discerning. Has it always been this way and can we become better observers? The answer is no and yes.
You have read about it or even seen it on television, "micro-expressions." Here is a look at what the term has come to mean, what it can really be used for, and some practical alternatives for those who study nonverbal communications.
The horrible allegations of sexual abuse at Penn State University should serve as a reminder that anyone can be a sexual predator. One way to protect our children is to know what behaviors suggest that they are being targeted for sexual predation or they have been victimized. Here is a practical list of behaviors parents and care-givers can look for.
We evolved to react to the world because danger has always been all around. In doing so, we developed an eloquent system for communicating to others our fears, concerns, emotions, and desires - the evolution of nonverbal communications.
The show Lie to Me follows a line of progression in TV crime dramas. Each has sparked interest. Here Joe Navarro answers the questions he is most often asked by people around the world about the show Lie to Me and how we can become human lie detectors, or can we?
This is the first part of a two part series on the Golden Opportunities to we all have to impress others. Based on Joe Navarro's book Louder Than Words and his Harvard Business School lectures on how we influence others. First part: Influence at a Distance. For business or dating, at a distance is where we really begin to influence others.
Since 1989, 261 convictions have been overturned through DNA exonerations. Alarmingly, in not one of these cases, did law enforcement officers detect the truth, yet they were all convinced they detected deception. It’s time to be honest about our ability to detect lies.
A recent study of CEO and CFO statements made during Conference Calls found commonalities when they were deceptive. The question now is, can we rely on the study and the findings before we can say J'Accuse!?
Give your child an important advantage by teaching them about nonverbal communications (body language) at an early age. This will go a long way towards their development of interpersonal skills and social intelligence.
Nonverbal communications is not just about body language. Often times our actions, or lack thereof, speak volumes about how we feel. When we move to action, we communicate to others that they are important to us and that we care; something we should think about in business as well as our personal life.