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Body Language

Updated 08/07/2017
Body Language
    the process of communicating non-verbally through conscious or unconscious gestures and           movements.                                                                                                                                    
    "his intent was clearly expressed in his body language" 


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     Gestures and Body Language (5:09)  |  ToastMasters International
    If not used properly, gestures and body language can be distracting and detract from
    the message of your speech. Learn to hone your speaking skills by channeling nervous
    energy into purposeful movement.

     Your body language may shape who you are (12:02) |  TED, Amy Cudy                                        06/00/2012
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.
    Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — standing in a posture of
    confidence, even when we don't feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and
    might have an impact on our chances for success.

    Under our TED Videos there are multiple videos available from Amy Cuddy including
    her "Superman" pose before you walk into your next interview.  Honest, it can help!

     What to do with your hands during a Job Interview (1:30)  |  Business Insider

     Power Pose Can Change Life & Career (Amy Cuddy) (45 slides)  |  BusinessInsider.com


    The Most Important Body Language Signal for Success
      |  LinkedIn, Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D                                                                                                                                    07/26/2017
   I see it all the time. When audience members find out that I’m at their meeting to
   speak about body language, everyone does the same thing: they change their
   posture. They hold their head higher, pull their shoulders back and tighten their
   abdominal muscles.
   In doing so, they are transformed, instantly looking more confident, energized, and
   healthier. And they remain that way . . . for about 60 seconds. That’s how long it takes
   most people to relax back into their usual way of sitting or standing. And “usual” for
   too many of us is the result of old injuries or current bad habits from activities like
   sitting hunched over our smart phones or computers with shoulders rounded and
   head pushed forward -- which over time makes it feel normal to hold our bodies


      1.  Don't Touch Your Nose        You're stressed causing blood pressure to rise.

      2.  Don't Pinch Your Nose         Suggests you made a blunder or lost momentum.

      3.  Don't Fix Your Hair              Suggests your uncertain of yourself or not adequately
                                                      prepared for the interview.

      4.  Don't Rub your Earlobes      Seen as deep in thought or worried, unsure or you
                                                      are engaged inn deceit.

      5.  Biting The Lip                      Negative image, impress unsure of yourself.

      6.  Covering Your Mouth          Could be deep in thought or lack of certainty and/or

      7.  Scratching                           Unsure of self, lacking confidence.

      8.  Fidgeting                             Elevated stress.

      9.  Crossing the Ankles             Crossed ankles or legs signals hiding something.

    10.  Fingers Locked behind Head Mixed: defensive or comfortable and confident?