The complete guide to mastering the art of effective body language
Body Language For Dummies is your ideal guide to understanding other people, and helping them understand you. Body language is a critical component of good communication, and often conveys a bigger message than the words you say. This book teaches you how to interpret what people really mean by observing their posture, gestures, eye movements, and more, and holds up a mirror to give you a clear idea of how you′re being interpreted yourself. This updated third edition includes new coverage of virtual meetings, multicultural outsourcing environments, devices, and boardroom behaviours for women, as well as insight into Harvard professor Amy Cuddy′s research into how body language affects testosterone and cortisol, as published in the Harvard Business Review..
Body language is a fascinating topic that reveals how the human mind works. Image and presentation are crucial to successful communication, both in business and in your personal life. This book is your guide to decoding body language, and adjusting your own habits to improve your interactions with others.
Become a better communicator without saying a word
Make a better first (and second, and third...) impression
Learn what other people′s signals really mean
Transform your personal and professional relationships
Realising what kind of impression you give is a valuable thing, and learning how to make a more positive impact is an incredibly useful skill. Whether you want to improve your prospects in job seeking, dating, or climbing the corporate ladder, Body Language For Dummies helps you translate the unspoken and get your message across.
- Elizabeth Kuhnke
- For Dummies
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Publication date
- May 29, 2015
- Edition Number 3; Revised
- Product dimensions
- 188 x 234 x 19mm
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Body Language 5 Chapter 1: Defining Body Language 7 Chapter 2: Looking Closer at Non-Verbal Gestures 35 Part II: Starting at the Top 45 Chapter 3: Heading to the Heart of the Matter 47 Chapter 4: Watching Facial Expressions 63 Chapter 5: The Eyes Have It 77 Chapter 6: Mastering Lip Reading 95 Part III: The Trunk: Limbs and Roots 109 Chapter 7: Taking It From the Torso 111 Chapter 8: Arming Yourself 127 Chapter 9: Letting Your Hands Do the Talking 143 Chapter 10: Standing Your Ground 169 Chapter 11: Playing with Props 181 Part IV: Putting the Body into Social and Business Context 191 Chapter 12: Being Aware of Territorial Rights and Regulations 193 Chapter 13: Rating, Dating and Mating: Courting with Your Body 211 Chapter 14: Interviewing, Influencing and Playing Politics 231 Chapter 15: Crossing the Cultural Divide 255 Chapter 16: Reading the Signs 271 Part V: The Part of Tens 279 Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Spot Deception 281 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Reveal Your Attractiveness 289 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Find Out About Someone Without Asking 295 Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Improve Your Silent Communication 303 Index 309