Body Language For Dummies, 3rd Edition

  • 5h 19m
  • Elizabeth Kuhnke
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2015

Body Language For Dummies is your ideal guide to understanding other people, and helping them understand you. Body language is a critical component of good communication, and often conveys a bigger message than the words you say. This book teaches you how to interpret what people really mean by observing their posture, gestures, eye movements, and more, and holds up a mirror to give you a clear idea of how you're being interpreted yourself. This updated third edition includes new coverage of virtual meetings, multicultural outsourcing environments, devices, and boardroom behaviours for women, as well as insight into Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's research into how body language affects testosterone and cortisol, as published in the Harvard Business Review. Body language is a fascinating topic that reveals how the human mind works. Image and presentation are crucial to successful communication, both in business and in your personal life. This book is your guide to decoding body language, and adjusting your own habits to improve your interactions with others.

  • Become a better communicator without saying a word
  • Make a better first (and second, and third...) impression
  • Learn what other people's signals really mean
  • Transform your personal and professional relationships

Realising what kind of impression you give is a valuable thing, and learning how to make a more positive impact is an incredibly useful skill. Whether you want to improve your prospects in job seeking, dating, or climbing the corporate ladder, Body Language For Dummies helps you translate the unspoken and get your message across.

About the Author

Elizabeth Kuhnke founded Kuhnke Communication, a team of experts that specializes in interpersonal communication for both groups and individuals. Elizabeth runs workshops, training courses and coaching programmes, and speaks regularly at business events and international conferences.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Defining Body Language
  • Looking Closer at Non-Verbal Gestures
  • Heading to the Heart of the Matter
  • Watching Facial Expressions
  • The Eyes Have it
  • Mastering Lip Reading
  • Taking it from the Torso
  • Arming Yourself
  • Letting Your Hands Do the Talking
  • Standing Your Ground
  • Playing with Props
  • Being Aware of Territorial Rights and Regulations
  • Rating, Dating and Mating—Courting with Your Body
  • Interviewing, Influencing and Playing Politics
  • Crossing the Cultural Divide
  • Reading the Signs
  • Ten Ways to Spot Deception
  • Ten Ways to Reveal Your Attractiveness
  • Ten Ways to Find Out about Someone without Asking
  • Ten Ways to Improve Your Silent Communication