Body Language

14 Proven Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Estimate the attention span of your audience, then cut it in half. That's a good length for your presentation.<p>Successful leaders are able to meaningfully communicate with others.<p>Steve Jobs inspired his employees to strive for perfect hardware products. Jack Welch mentored the senior leadership team …

Leadership

Body language tricks: ‘Grab your chin to win’ and more

Body language expert Janine Driver is on TODAY’s Take to demonstrate some tricks for social success. Among her tips: Face your belly button to people as you shake hands with them for the first time, and nod attentively (but not frantically) to show you’re paying attention.

Health

How to spot a liar: the honest-to-goodness guide

From shifty colleagues to philandering presidents, people lie to us all the time. Sort the trusty from the treacherous with <i>GQ</i>’s guide to how to spot …

Poor Body Language During a Presentation? This App Will Give You a Helping Hand

Vocalytics analyzes your body language during a presentation and makes helpful suggestions.<p>I stood stiffly on stage at a writing conference quite a few years ago. With over 800 people in attendance, and my own understanding of how to speak to a large group a little sketchy, I clicked through a few …

Machine Learning

5 Body Language Signs That Prove He’s Into You, According To An Expert

You’re only human, so chances are you know what it’s like to go into a tailspin after reading too much into a burgeoning relationship. If you have to …

Relationships

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression... and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging... while it's not always easy, it is simple. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no …

Happiness

How to spot a liar without a lie detector test

All of us lie all the time. Yes, even you.<p>Professor Timothy R. Levine, who has researched deception for more than 20 years, discovered that people …

Psychology

Smile or smirk? Why nonverbal behaviour matters in parliamentary hearings

<i>When witnesses appear before select committees, Hansard records their words, but not their expressions. Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey analysed nonverbal</i> …

UK Universities

What's Really Going on When Someone Stares at You

Source: PabloBenii/Shutterstock<p>Being stared at can make many people feel highly uncomfortable and look away. This response to another person's …

Psychology

Vocalytics analyzes your body language to make you a better public speaker

Vocalytics, one of the many projects that came out of our Disrupt SF hackathon this weekend, wants to make you a better public speaker.<p>The project uses machine learning to analyze videos of your performances and gives you feedback on your body language. The team trained the system to look for your …

Machine Learning

How To Improve Your Charisma And Stand Out From The Crowd

Image: iStock<p>It may seem like some people are born likable, but everyone is capable of developing charisma. No matter what your personality, there …

Self-improvement

These 2 Warren Buffett Habits Will Make Your Co-Workers Love You

Listen to Warren Buffett speak and you might find another reason to admire him -- he's just plain likable.<p>Warren Buffett is a man many admire for having one of the best investment track records in history. But, as much as the "Oracle of Omaha" may be able to teach you about becoming the next …

Warren Buffett

We Tried 3 'Fake It 'Til You Make It' Strategies To See If We Could Trigger Feelings Of Self-Confidence

Science shows faking self-confidence can actually make it happen.<p>Some people naturally radiate an inherent sense of confidence, but for the rest of …

Good News

As Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky go public, a body language expert reveals what’s really going on

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky made their red carpet debut on Wednesday night, going public with their romance after nearly a year …

Darren Aronofsky

5 Body Language Tips For Success

Have you ever been drawn to someone as soon as they enter the room, but you have no idea why? There’s something about them — that “it” factor you can’t quite pinpoint.<p>Body language is a primary factor in making a strong first impression. The aim is to be perceived as relaxed, confident, and …

TED Talks

Are You Listening? 12 Questions and 4 Strategies to Win Your Customer's Trust and Business

A critical aspect of your customer relationships is listening. Here are 12 questions you should be asking to truly understand what they need.<p>Have you ever been engaged in a conversation with someone where they make you feel as if you are the only person that exists? A conversation in which they are …

Leadership

6 Ways to Master the Art of the First Impression

Let the person you’re meeting speak first, and five other strategies for how to make a memorable first impression.<p>Amy Cuddy, a psychologist at the …

2 Surprising Mistakes That Could Sabotage Your Next Job Interview

You know about dressing professionally, arriving on time and using your shared network to get a foot in the door. But, according to a new study, an astonishing number of interviewees don’t think twice about making these two mistakes–checking their phone during an interview and slouching in their …

Employment

The way you carry your bag is sending secret signals

A body language expert reveals all<p>Do you tuck it under your arm or sling it over your shoulder? The way you carry your bag makes a bigger statement …

Clothing

How Body Language Matters When Building a Business Team

It's figurative learning can be a major solution to getting the right people on board<p>Humans are social animals by nature and to be a part of the larger social structure , they have to be a part of the crowd. The rule applies everywhere, even in business. An entrepreneur may be the pillar of his/her …

Leadership

Expansive Body Language and Quick Romantic Attraction

The information we communicate non-verbally, through our body language, is an important aspect of dating and relating. As I have discussed in …

Psychology

Are these celebrity couples really in love? Here's what their body language says

What are Akshay Kumar's feet saying to Twinkle Khanna?<p>When you see a couple lovingly holding hands, you never think that two weeks later, they'll be …

Akshay Kumar

Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read …

Happiness

How this couple's body language gave away the fact they had murdered their daughter

It was incredibly subtle.<p>When 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed from Warrington was reported missing by her college in 2003, having not turned up for a week, her parents Iftikhar and Farzana denied any knowledge of her whereabouts.<p>Shafilea had been brought up in a Muslim family in the north of England, …

Mental Health

Do horses read each other’s facial expressions? *H&H VIP*

Communication can seem crude in the rough and tumble at the field gate, but are horses capable of anything more sophisticated?<p>It turns out that they …

Horses

The tricks you missed in Meghan’s photo

ANYTHING an actress does is rarely by accident.<p>They’re experts at portraying a very scripted story, at stepping into the shoes of well-crafted …

Royal Family

Photo: Trump And Chuck Schumer Have Cozy Body Language In White House – Republicans Blindsided And Worried

A photo circulating of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on Wednesday, …

Donald Trump

7 Body Language Tricks That Will Make People Like You

<i>This article originally appeared in Motto.</i><p>There’s no question that body language is important.<p>And according to Leil Lowndes in her book <i>How To Talk To</i> …

Alex Smith reacted to Pat Mahomes’ electric performance the same way he did to Colin Kaepernick’s 5 years ago

It’s not necessarily fair to judge a player on a snippet of body language. But the similarities here are striking.<p>In Kansas City’s preseason finale, first-round draft pick Pat Mahomes set fire to Chiefs fans’ hearts with a series of spectacular throws in a 30-6 romp over the Titans.<p>Mahomes, it …

Colin Kaepernick

Apes' abilities misunderstood by decades of poor science

Apes' intelligence may be entirely misunderstood, because research has so far failed to measure it fairly and accurately, according to …

Evolution