for goodness' sake

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Body Language

Did you know that 55 percent of our expression is in our body language? I found this article really interesting, especially as I have a small son who is growing faster than I can blink! These tips will come in pretty handy as he gets older and asks me 300 questions in an hour.

Uncross those legs! Don't frown! Eye contact!

I'm practicing now.


  • And HOW you speak (i.e. the tone) accounts for another large chunk of communication, but I can't remember the percentage. Anyway, it leaves the content of what you are actually saying at a relatively small percentage.

    The meaning of "how are you?" can convey the opposite with a little sarcasm.

    That reminds me too of a scene from "Donnie Brasco". The main character has infiltrated the mafia. One of his colleagues, while they were listening to some of his undercover recordings, asked him "What does 'Forget about it mean'". Donnie spouted off about a dozen different answers before concluding with: "And sometimes it just means 'forget about it'".

    By Blogger Mike, at 9:18 AM  

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