Body Language

I just read this article in Regan’s PR Daily called “6 things you need to know about body language.”

It’s amazing how much our bodies “talk” and how little we know about what are bodies are saying.

One thing I found very interesting was that defensive body language actually affects the way we remember things.

 

4. When you’re defensive, you remember less. 

Allan and Barbara Pease, authors of “The Definitive Book of Body Language,” report a fascinating finding from one of their studies.

When a group of volunteers attended a lecture and sat with unfolded arms and legs, they remembered 38 percent more than a group that attended the same lecture and sat with folded arms and legs.

If you see your audience exhibiting defensive body language, change tactics—and don’t try to persuade them to your point-of-view until their body language opens up.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: