Industry News 8/28/2015

Malakye Picks: We're Talkin' Body Language + Throwbacks for Your Thursday

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Let Your Body Talk: Developing And Mastering Fluency In Nonverbal Communication by Leslie Juvin-Acker (read it on Malakye.com)
Why Read It? Because the message your body language conveys speaks volumes.

  • Help change the mood of a negative conversation to a positive one by portraying positive, open body language
  • Be especially mindful of what your body language is saying when meeting new people
  • Observe people around you and what messages their non-verbal communication is sending

"The goal of fluently speaking body language is to become unconsciously conscious of reading other people's body language so that we can match and lead theirs instinctively."

 

The Basics of Business Body Language (Infographic) (read it on inc.com)
Why Read It? Because it's important to understand how body language affects business communication.

  • We take in 82% of our information through our eyes
  • 80% of people take in information best when there is both and oral and visual element to it
  • Body language is 55% effective in communication, compared tone of voice (38%) and spoken words (7%)

"It takes 7 seconds to make a judgement about a person when first meeting them."


10 Proven Tactics for Reading People's Body Language
(read it on businessinsider.com)

Why Can't I Leave My Body Language to Chance?
(read it on forbes.com)