Category Nonverbal communications

I Command You to Look Natural

One of the hardest things for public figures to do is to look natural when someone tells them, “Look natural.” I recall a photo of the GOP presidential candidates early in the 2016 campaign that stands as proof. Every one of the public figures was accustomed to the spotlight’s glare thanks to years of high […]

How Important Are Your Nonverbal Signals? The Video

Your nonverbal communication matters. Whether you are addressing an audience, dealing with reporters, working to persuade policymakers, or talking with your C-suite leadership, your “body language” comes into play when you connect in any situation. My latest video, “How Important Are Nonverbal Signals?” puts things into context. Yes, those you interact with are listening to […]

Applying Your Audio Tools

Today’s entry is an excerpt from my updated position paper, “How Important Are Nonverbal Signals?” Prosody is a fancy word academics use to describe the vocal intonations that accompany speech and help convey meaning. For ease of understanding, I label these your Audio tools. They tend to transmit your level of authority or influence to […]

Valuing Your Video Tools

Today’s entry is an excerpt from my updated position paper, “How Important Are Nonverbal Signals?” Stay tuned in weeks to come for more insights into how your body language affects your organization’s goals and your own career prospects. ——————- I break down nonverbal communication into two areas: Video tools and Audio tools. This makes it […]

It’s Not What You Say That Counts; It’s What You Don’t Say

Today’s entry is an excerpt from my updated position paper, “How Important Are Nonverbal Signals?” Stay tuned in weeks to come for more insights into how your body language affects your organization’s goals and your own career prospects. ——————- Your audience is keeping an eagle eye on you as you speak. Yes, they are listening […]

I Command You to Look Natural

One of the hardest things for public figures to do is to look natural when someone tells them, “Look natural.” For proof, look no further than a recent photo of the GOP presidential candidates that appeared in The Washington Post. Every one of these public figures is accustomed to the spotlight’s glare. They deliver high-powered […]

Sharpen Your Media Interview Style

Everyone has her or his own unique style. Some people come across as friendly, others as authoritative, for example. Different styles work for different people. I do not suggest that you change the way you operate when you are interviewed by a reporter. Playing to your strengths has already made you a success in your […]