Body Language

Boring? Hardly. Brits Can Learn A Lot From Angela Merkel's Communication Style

Laura Shields | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics
Laura Shields

In short, Merkel breaks all the rules of Type A, Anglo-Saxon communication which is probably why so many Brits are baffled and find her dull. But Merkel is also a study in energy conservation, listening and absorption. She doesn't burn herself out, uses her words sparingly and appears comfortable in her own skin, which is not something that could ever be said about Theresa May.

This Is the Number One Way To Spot A Liar, According To A Former Special Agent

Quora | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The #1 nonverbal signal to look for is a change from baseline. This is actually the way a polygraph works. People being interviewed are hooked up to quite a few probes that are designed to detect a number of physical changes...

Body Language in the World of Politics

Nick Gold | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Gold

I have written extensively, in the past, about what makes a good speaker, covering the critical areas of delivery and, of course, content. Amongst these musings, I have often highlighted that body language is a powerful, and vital, tool when making a speech. Whether speaking on television or at a conference, an individual can communicate a wealth of information through non-verbal channels i.e. what they aren't saying. As such, I decided to reflect on some of the messages delivered through body language, and the particular techniques employed to ensure that these are the intended ones.

Stand Up Straight: How Minding Your Posture Can Boost Your Self Confidence

Kate Taylor | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Simply put, when we are feeling power-full we expand in every sense - not just in body language, but in tone of voice. In power we slow down our speech, we increase the volume and become clearer in intonation of how we present our words.

How to Win an Election - Which of the Republican and Democrat Candidates Have What It Takes?

Richard Newman | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Newman

With less than a year to the Presidential election in the US, the field is starting to narrow and the campaigns are getting stronger. So who can stand out in the wide field, pull ahead in the upcoming debates and win the nomination?

10 Giveaway Signs Somebody Is Lying To You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

In Pierce Brosnan's new thriller 'Survivor' in cinemas this Friday, Milla Jovovich's character is a State Department employee newly posted to the Amer...

So Take a Look at Me Now

Jared Joffe | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

Eye contact is the most powerful non-verbal message you can send to another person. Many human beings struggle with eye contact due to the fact that maintaining it can be very revealing.

Here's Why David Cameron's Hands Will Hold Him Back in Any TV Debate

Nick Smallman | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

All those years in Downing Street may have cramped David Cameron's style. Maybe that's why he's shying away from a decent TV debate head-to-head with Ed Miliband. It's the prime minister's hands that reveal a secret he wouldn't want voters in the 2015 general election to know about: that five years in the job is starting to get to him.

How To Tell Whether A Guy Is Interested In You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A lot of us are quite bad at reading signs, especially when it comes to the first date, which is a minefield of mixed signals and nerves. Fortunat...

Walking Tall

Adrian Kirk | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kirk

'Walk tall, walk straight and look the world right in the eye.' Recognise the lyrics made famous by Val Doonican? Many of us know them, we may even hum the tune, but how many of us do as the words suggest?

Confidence Secret Agent 007

Maggie Currie | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Are you ready to have some fun? Are you ready to go beyond enemy lines in the duty for queen and country? Okay, I know I'm getting carried away - how about completing a great confidence building exercise instead?

Verbal And Non-Verbal Communication - Impact on Relationships

Sam Owen | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Owen

We've all heard the statistics several times before, that body language accounts for more than 50% of our communication. It is fair to say that both verbal and non-verbal communication impact on the success of our relationships.

Risen Apes, Not Fallen Angels - An Interview With Desmond Morris

Hannah Gal | Posted 19.08.2012 | Home
Hannah Gal

He is quoted by Richard Dawkins and has an unwavering, decades-long spot in the list of best selling books of all time. His iconic THE NAKED APE was translated into 23 languages and besides making Desmond Morris a household name, has profoundly altered the human animal's self perception.