Category Archives: Rapport

Liar Liar! Deception Detection Techniques

I was watching an interview of a suspect and all fingers of guilt were pointed in his direction. He locked down his body language. He clasped his hands together in the lap and froze his feet as if he were … Continue reading

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HR Interviews are like the Gumbo of a Cop Interview

http://www.public-domain-image.com/public-domain-images-pictures-free-stock-photos/food-and-drink-public-domain-images-pictures/shrimp-gumbo.jpg Like a good gumbo, it is best to allow an opportunity for the ingredients to become familiar with each other and to blend. You add one ingredient at a time while cooking at a low to medium setting. Then turn up … Continue reading

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Lips Reveal Emotions in Body Language

Have you ever listened to a bad joke and gave a halfhearted smile? You wanted to be polite and avoid conveying your true emotions. False smiles of obligation are easy to detect. Politicians like to give polite smiles, as he … Continue reading

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Toes Indicate Direction of Interest in Conversation

Where are your toes pointed? Your toes and the direction of your feet will indicate if you are interested in your conversational partner or more interested in fleeing. Keep them pointed in the direction of the person or group of … Continue reading

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Smiles Lead to Longer Life Span

As a kid, I attached valuable baseball cards to the spokes of my bike to make the sound of a motorcycle. Not everyone was destroying future investments. Researchers at Wayne State University examined photos of two hundred and fifty baseball … Continue reading

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Vulnerability Accelerator for Relationships

Pssst. Don’t tell anyone, but I have a secret to share. Come closer, so no one can hear. When we share an intimate insight with our conversational partner, we are exposing a vulnerability and appear more likable. We must be … Continue reading

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Rapport Building through the Eyes of others

Standing in the other person’s Flip Flops, is a technique that I use as an integrative approach to interpersonal communications. In our digital world, we have limited ability to develop relationships with our communication partners. As our world becomes more … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Job Interview Success

Awesome! Your highly crafted resume has finally landed you a precious job interview. Now what? Preparation is essential to minimizing anxiety and maximizing your potential in a personal interview. Having sat on both side of the interview table, here are … Continue reading

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Handshake Cements the Realtionship.

If you are appearing for a job interview, meeting that special someone on the first date or conducting a sales call, you must stand out. I am not talking about standing out like clown at the rodeo. You must be … Continue reading

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The Myth of 93% of Communication is Nonverbal

We have all heard of the study, “That we only use ten percent of our brains.” This myth has taken on the persona of the urban legend. It is inexplicably not true. If that were truly, our brain would atrophy … Continue reading

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