The Secrets of Body Language – by TALLspeaking – Public Speaking made easy!

15 Jul

Body language is a form of non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals almost entirely subconsciously.

John Borg attests that human communication consists of 93 percent body language and paralinguistic cues, while only 7% of communication consists of words themselves;[1] however, Albert Mehrabian, the researcher whose 1960s work is the source of these statistics, has stated that this is a misunderstanding of the findings[2] (see Misinterpretation of Mehrabian’s rule). Others assert that “Research has suggested that between 60 and 70 percent of all meaning is derived from nonverbal behavior.”[3]

Body language may provide clues as to the attitude or state of mind of a person. For example, it may indicate aggression, attentiveness, boredom, relaxed state, pleasure, amusement, and intoxication, among many other cues.

2 Responses to “The Secrets of Body Language – by TALLspeaking – Public Speaking made easy!”

  1. younglifeperception July 16, 2012 at 16:44 #

    I have watched the video you posted. It sort of enlightened me on my own talents. I have always been able to read tone, facial expressions, body language and other non-verbal cues quite well. It is just something I sub-consciously do. Once I found out that people actually take classes to learn the things I could do naturally, I decided it was time to start taking classes, and researching as well. I believe understanding non-verbal communication is one part to becoming successful.
    I did write a blog post on this subject if you would like to check it out! Great Post by the way!

    • Keith Scott July 20, 2012 at 15:29 #

      Thanks so much for the feedback!!!

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