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We would all like to think we have perfect poker faces and are less emotionally expressive then we really are.
Poker players try all sort of tricks to cover their face lest, they give away their position. They try all sorts of tricks from biting our lip to holding our breath to keep our emotional face in line with the curtain we want to show the world. Imagine have to bite your lip to walk into a board of directors meeting…? I wouldn’t suggest it.
Take a few moments right now ……….
Enjoy this morning’s sunrise.
Focus only on your deep breathing, nothing else.
Emanuel from the Netherlands wrote me after the show to say he had enjoyed all the amazing tips Marla and I talked about, but was wondering where to start? I know when you want to try everything at once, it can feel overwhelming…. Take a moment and….
Wow, it was standing room only Thursday at the ASTD – Cascadia 2012 Conference at my session How To Influence Adult Learners Without Saying a Word. A great big round of applauds for the over 60 participants that dived right into playing with nonverbal communication! Attendees learned and practiced nonverbal communications skills to transform their trainings with principles and research-based techniques. The attendees walked out of the room with tips, techniques and tools that they could immediately use to comfortably influence the best in others and communicate with confidence in the classroom.
All in all, Obama was the clear winner connecting with the audience. Obama’s skill as a storyteller and his comfortable deep breathing elicited confidence. His skillful use of the pause, made his message the one remembered. Romney, on the other hand, never consistently connected with the audience. His lack of pausing, his shallow breathing and small gestures undermined his message.
What Your Body Says and How To Master The Message is now out in Portuguese! How fun it that!
A client called the other day and said she missed seeing what ‘Sharon’ had to say on the debates—the VP debate to be precise…. I shared with her that while some were entertained during the VP debates, I, for one, was not. I have absolutely no patience for rude people! There, I said it.