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Interview Body Language

Interview Body Language and Presentation

Body Language to Get the Job

Body Language That Gets The Job

Job Interview Body Language

Job Interview Body Language

Dr. Ekman: Emotions Revealed

Paul Ekman is one of the most cited Psychologist of the 20th. Century on Body Language

Unintentional Gestures

Unintentional Gestures

In poker games, for example, gestures are referred to as "tells" and are useful to players for detecting deception clues or behavioral patterns in opponents.  Human behavioral clues are non-verbal clues. 

The technique of "reading" people is used frequently. The idea of mirroring body language to put people at ease is commonly recommended for people that want to befriend someone new. For example, when they smile you can smile, when they lean back, you can lean back. You can also match someone over the phone. For example, you can call someone on the phone, listen to the way they say, "Hello." and match the voice tone, volume, tempo and speaking rate in your immediate response to them. Just a brief moment of matching can build rapport as long as your motivation is positive and not manipulative. Body language can show someone's true feelings. If you mirror someone's body language it can indicate to them you understand them.

Body Language Expert: Jan Hargrove

The Rajun Cajun:  Body Language Expert

Body Language & Posture

 

Wikipedia:  Body Language

Body language refers to various forms of nonverbal communication, wherein a person may reveal clues as to some unspoken intention or feeling through their physical behavior. These behaviors can include body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Body language also varies depending on the culture. There are a set of universally recognized gestures but many are influenced by our social settings.  Body language is typically subconscious behaviour, and is therefore considered distinct from sign language, which is a fully conscious and intentional act of communication.

Body language is significant to communication and relationships.  It can also be relevant to some outside of the workplace. Although body language is non-verbal or non-spoken, it can reveal much about your feelings and meaning to others and how others reveal their feelings toward you. Body language signals happen on both a conscious and unconscious level.

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