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Nick Morgan Ph.D.
We all know on a gut level that virtual communication is unsatisfying. But some recent research confirms those suspicions and points to some troubling truths.
Both Trump and Biden were standing at full height and holding themselves rigidly, prepared for a fight.
A recent study in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin offers a relatively easy way to appear more trustworthy.
How you feel about yourself and your body affects the way you stand, the way you project, and the way you take the stage for a big event.
Durable first impressions are formed even more rapidly than we thought, according to research.
You know more than you think you do—unconsciously. The trick is communicating that information to your conscious mind.
Why should you care about an early mystery of anthropogeny? Because it’s a great reminder of how important eyebrows are to interaction and communication.
Charisma is focus, and we can all re-learn to focus if only we can jettison our to-do lists and seize the moment of wonder, anger, delight, passion, joy, or grief.
Our sensitivity to negative expressions and threats varies with age. Adolescents are quick to spot the slightest signs of negative emotions and react with fear or defensiveness.
If you’ve ever had déjà vu, or a strong intuition about a person or something that was going to happen, then you’ve heard your unconscious mind trying to get in touch with you.
If you're nervous going into a meeting of powerful people, that’s because you don’t believe that you belong there. The only way to take charge is to change your belief.
If you’re only working on your brain to send signals down to your gut, you’re doing less than half the job.
What does the research say about anxiety and communication? The good news is that there are non-pharmaceutical ways to mitigate anxiety.
Is it important to be happy? Recent studies suggest that focusing on one’s happiness may not be such an obviously beneficial idea.
Fear is the arch-enemy of all creative work, all performance, and all public speaking. Fear causes us to avoid preparation, shut down emotionally, and avoid introspection.
How can you tell when you’re being listened to? Given that many of our interactions now fall short of the mark, how do you know for certain when you've connected with someone?
We are living in an angry era. And the human connection that social media offers is more fragile, more superficial, and more prone to negativity than the face-to-face kind.
Failure is fashionable. But does failure actually deliver as promised? Do we learn from it more powerfully than we do from success?
Imposter syndrome can make your life miserable, especially if it comes up while you're speaking in public. Here's how to fight it.
Nick Morgan, Ph.D., is president of Public Words Inc., a communications consulting company, and the author of books including Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World.