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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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The Eyes of Body Language

If you remove the “E” in eyes, you are left with yes. Sure, it may sound a bit hokie but the focus of your eyes will more likely lead to a yes. Combine the eYES with a smile and a … Continue reading

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First Impressions in 2 Seconds

Try typing “First Impression” into Google and see how fast the response comes after hitting the enter key. I will save you the trouble. My search was received in .021 seconds. Just that quick. Your mind works almost as fast … Continue reading

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Intruding on Body Language

I could smell his tobacco stained breath wafting through his yellow teeth. Crinkle nose. My spirits were lifted by the scent of her vanilla fragrance. Smile. Two different images based upon your proxemics to your conversational partner. Proxemics is the … Continue reading

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Winning Rapport for Recruiters

The National Signing Day for high school athletes is almost upon us. ESPN will devote an entire day of coverage to the winners and losers. They will project what college football teams captured the most highly rated recruits. There will … Continue reading

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The Mirror of Body Language

Isopraxism is the fancy word for mirroring of another person. With most people, we see some degree of mimicking. Whether it is by style of dress, actions, manner of dress, or speech we all do it to some degree. This … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Observation is not Elementary

Think about this. Tomorrow you will be struck in the head with a piece of the space shuttle and lose your sight. Would you spend your last day sitting in front of the flat panel TV or feverishly trying to … Continue reading

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Science of Smiles for First Impressions & Positive Body Language

What is the most visible body language or facial gesture to create first impression? A smile. Almost every news program and newspaper are extolling the negative virtues of the world. The economy is crumbling and falling off the fiscal cliff, … Continue reading

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Job Interviewing Skills and Challenges

A recent Wall Street Journal article, lamented at the lack of qualified applicants for job openings. More than 600,000 jobs openings in the manufacturing segment remained vacant in 2011, due to substandard skills. We are not talking about science, technology, … Continue reading

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