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Body language, sometimes called ‘non-verbal communication’ is not only fascinating, it plays a critical role in our communication.

Put simply, body language is the unspoken element of communication that we use to reveal our true feelings and emotions. Our gestures, facial expressions and posture, for instance.

When we are able to ‘read’ these signs, we can use it to our advantage. It can help us to understand the complete message of what someone is trying to say to us. It can also enhance our awareness of people’s reactions to what we say and do.

We can also use it to adjust our own body language so that we appear more positive, engaging, and approachable.

The way you communicate through body language can determine your success in everything from relationships to your career.

Up to 93 percent of communication can be non-verbal! A truly incredible statistic.

When you are in front of an audience making a presentation, here are some staggering facts to keep in mind!

  • 55% of communication cues come from a speaker’s physical presence, 38% from tone, and only 7% from the spoken words.

Your body language, and how you hold yourself holds as much importance as your words!

My great friends and colleagues Mark Bowden and Tracey Thomson recently released a fabulous new book entitled ‘Truth and Lies … What People Are Really Thinking’

It is truly a fresh, insightful guide to reading body language in the post-digital age!

Check it out … and find out what you are saying … without saying anything at all!

Thank you to Laurie Stein for the beautiful illustration in the title image!

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