Entire industries have been built upon pointing out the differences between men and women. Films have been made, plays written, pop psychology books penned, studies conducted, comedy routines performed, all revolving around the many ways the genders fail to understand the way each other thinks and behaves. It should come as no surprise that men and […]
Author Archive | Christopher Carter
Confidence is the most powerful tool for persuasion you possess. People tend to be more attracted to those who are confident and more likely to agree with them or want to do what they ask. But there’s a problem. From time to time everybody gets butterflies. Your palms start to sweat, your breathing becomes […]
My favorite part of any speaking event is when I take questions from the audience. This is where I find out what people really want to know about communication. At one of my recent Student Body Language presentations a woman asked, “Can body language help me when I’m doing a job interview over the phone?” […]
I was hoping to do a series on the body language of the upcoming presidential debates, but it turns out I’ll be working during each one. Luckily, there are plenty of body language watchers out there who are planning on covering it. With that in mind, here’s a preview of what to look for.
I had a great question from a person who had recently seen one of my shows. He wanted to know how it would be possible to use people-reading skills during my routine where I have audience volunteers duct-tape my eyes shut. I explained that “people reading” included not only body language, but also listening. Indeed, […]
Most people seem to understand the value of non-verbal communication skills, but occasionally I am confronted by a person who has that “what’s in it for me?” attitude. While thinking about that question recently, I happened to recall the day I bought my current car. Michael, the salesman who sold my by Acura, is a great example of […]
The rule is that 95 percent of everything is crap. And at least one celebrity blogger has learned that this is particularly true of so-called “celebrity body langauge experts,” who analyze photos of stars on the red carpet. Since I have almost zero interest in celebrities or red carpets I’m not familiar with Jenni Maier, […]
A little over a month ago I began making some changes in the way I eat an exercise. I’ve long been interested in fitness, but the challenges of being on the road made things difficult. When most of the food you have to choose from is fast food, and the schedule seldom allows for long […]
I’ll admit it. I’m hooked on the History Channel show Pawn Stars. And since I’ve been watching it so much, I’ve noticed some interesting body language strategies that Rick and The Old Man use when they’re negotiating that I thought would be worth bringing to your attention. In negotiations there is an important tactic that […]
I was hard at work on a post about body language for job interviews when I saw this. Her suggestions are both simple and powerful. If you’re not familiar with Ms. Goman’s work, make it your job to follow her posts on Forbes.com. She also has a great book out on body language in the workplace.