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Nonverbal Communication

How to Look Great in Your Videos

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

Whether you are filming casual videos for Instagram or are coming out with your own video course you have to make sure your nonverbal message is as strong as your verbal one.

5 Little-Known Facts About Body Language That You May Not Know

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.20.2015 | Science
Carol Morgan

The only nonverbal behaviors that are universal throughout the world are facial expressions -- the expressions of anger, happiness, sadness, disgust, surprise and fear are basic to all humans. However, the rest of them are specific to certain cultures.

Four Tips to Improve Your Dating Life

Bri Seeley | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women
Bri Seeley

I recently spoke with Tonya Remain, an expert in nonverbal communication, who has provided expert body language analysis in everything from the boardroom to courtroom. Tonya is now also helping women to leave a lasting impression in their personal and dating lives (lucky us!).

The Power (and Science) of Cuddling

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Did you know you have a secret weapon? You carry it with you every day. You were born with it. Sometimes it turns red and sometimes you have to get it checked. It's also your largest organ. It's your skin!

Rumer Willis, Autism, and "The Odd Way Home"

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

As happens so often in life, writer/director Rajeev Nirmalakhandan fell into creating a movie named The Odd Way Home quite by accident. A colleague who'd been engaged to produce a film on autism was unable, so she suggested it to him.

How Do You Know He Loves You?

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Chrissy Kelly

He doesn't use his words, but he tells me he loves me, a hundred times a day, in a hundred different ways. He tells me with his eyes, when he wakes up and I'm the first person he sees. He smiles the faintest of smiles, with his puffy morning-eyed slumber and I know I'm the luckiest person in the world.

Three Lessons from Pre-K

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News
Harriet Heydemann

I read a story in Huffington Post last week about teaching kindness in kindergarten. Who could argue with that? Comments came in with praise for the program. The story brought back memories of my daughter's pre-K class.

5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

What makes a successful TED talk? Here at the Science of People we endeavored to find out. Why do some TED talks rack up millions of views, change lives and are talked about everywhere?

Using Body Language to Your Advantage During an Interview

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Hold on a second - How is your posture right now? Take a moment to audit your body language. Now imagine you're in an interview. What would you do differently? Your nonverbal communication during an interview can be just as important as what you say.

Can a Book Change the World?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Maureen Anderson

I want to inspire other people, to show them they aren't alone -- and to offer solutions they maybe haven't considered.

5 Ways To Speak To Your Children Without Opening Your Mouth

Anjali Joshi | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

A good chunk of communication between humans, regardless of age, is non-verbal. That means your children are listening even when you're not speaking.

The Psychology of Attraction

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

In fact, the psychology of attraction is based on one simple rule. We are attracted to people who turn us on. I don't just mean physically, I mean emotionally turn us on.

How to Read A Man's Body Language

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Men can be extremely hard to read -- especially because the average man uses 13,000 less words on average per day than women. Even though men might not say much with their words, they are saying everything with their body language.

What Nonverbal Kids Can Gain From Technology

Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP

Technology is truly a beautiful thing. It gives voice, words and expression to an inner world that may otherwise lay dormant without the tools to access and express it.

Does Not Having a Smartphone Make Me Less Smart?

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

I am a non-texting, non-app-obsessed, non-game-playing owner of a flip phone. And I talk on it.

Body Language in Sports

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Vanessa Van Edwards

Being able to read body language is an essential skill for athletes who need to think quickly on the field or court. What are some of the body language cues in sports?

The Body Language of Attraction

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Body language is an essential ingredient of attraction. When we talk about love, dating and romance, body language plays a big role. So many people wonder, "What happened in this relationship?" "Why didn't they call?" Body language will give you the tools to know where you stand.

Non-Speaking Autistic Woman Writes Book

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Barb knew some would doubt the words she typed were hers, because she needed a facilitator when she first began typing. Undeterred, she spent the next 10 years learning to type independently, one index finger jabbing at a letter at a time.

How to Ace an Interview With Body Language

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

It is very important for interviewees to not only think about the verbal answers they want to give in an interview, but also what their nonverbal answers are saying.

Get Powerful!

Patti Wood | Posted 03.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Patti Wood

However you hold yourself, however you move through space, and however you gesture, your body sends messages back to your brain to make you feel that way.

Improve Body Language And Empower Your Life

Blake Eastman | Posted 03.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Blake Eastman

I would like to build upon one of my favorite TEDTalks of all time by offering some additional ways of using body language to change your life.

Mastering External Mindfulness

Clark Freshman | Posted 03.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Clark Freshman

External mindfulness holds the key to understanding whether people read you as likeable and reasonable, or annoying and out of touch.

Learning Charisma

Chris Kowal | Posted 03.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Kowal

The strongest point Cuddy made in her talk wasn't about the research and discoveries made in the science, but her own inspiring story. The video becomes amazingly emotional as she strategically and masterfully makes herself vulnerable to the audience.

Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes

Janine Driver | Posted 03.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Janine Driver

Pay attention to these four areas of your body and you are on your way to being the alpha in your pack.

Can Acting In Love Help You Stay In Love?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 03.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Craig Malkin

Modern research on love and attraction suggests that we're not passive creatures, at the mercy of dwindling hormones or fading looks. In the same way that assuming a "power pose" builds our confidence, intentionally engaging in loving, passionate behaviors appears to spark romantic excitement.