Category Nonverbal communications

Applying Your Audio Tools

Today’s entry is an excerpt from my updated position paper, “How Important Are Nonverbal Signals?” Prosody is a fancy word academics use to describe the vocal intonations that accompany speech and help convey meaning. For ease of understanding, I label these your Audio tools. They tend to transmit your level of authority or influence to […]

Valuing Your Video Tools

Today’s entry is an excerpt from my updated position paper, “How Important Are Nonverbal Signals?” Stay tuned in weeks to come for more insights into how your body language affects your organization’s goals and your own career prospects. ——————- I break down nonverbal communication into two areas: Video tools and Audio tools. This makes it […]

It’s Not What You Say That Counts; It’s What You Don’t Say

Today’s entry is an excerpt from my updated position paper, “How Important Are Nonverbal Signals?” Stay tuned in weeks to come for more insights into how your body language affects your organization’s goals and your own career prospects. ——————- Your audience is keeping an eagle eye on you as you speak. Yes, they are listening […]

I Command You to Look Natural

One of the hardest things for public figures to do is to look natural when someone tells them, “Look natural.” For proof, look no further than a recent photo of the GOP presidential candidates that appeared in The Washington Post. Every one of these public figures is accustomed to the spotlight’s glare. They deliver high-powered […]

Sharpen Your Media Interview Style

Everyone has her or his own unique style. Some people come across as friendly, others as authoritative, for example. Different styles work for different people. I do not suggest that you change the way you operate when you are interviewed by a reporter. Playing to your strengths has already made you a success in your […]

Professional Service Firms Deserve Champagne and Caviar Results

Most professional service firms don’t have the luxury of a champagne and caviar marketing budget. Still, it’s tough to be heard above the flutter of dollar bills large practices dole out when marketing their products and services. Many have been forced to act intuitively, not having the wherewithal to afford the same level of expertise […]

The Art of Articulation

One of your important nonverbal tools is articulation — the ability to speak clearly and understandably. I thought of this last weekend while watching my local Washington, D.C., television newscast. I got to wondering why certain weathercasters have such a difficult time with the word temperature. It’s a common, unassuming four-syllable word that they use […]