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When it comes to body language, context is king. You can't make sense of someone's nonverbal message unless you understand the circumstances behind it.
Context is a complex weave of variables including location, relationships, time of day, and past experience. Depending onthe context, the same nonverbal signals can have totally different meanings. . .
Can you be a great success in business and be a failure as a communicator? Maybe, but I can't see how.
You've got to be able to deliver a message to your customers, prospects, employees, investors and the media in a powerful and persuasive way. And if they don't get it, it's your job to make sure that they do.
With that in mind, I've come up with a list of ten ways to be a great communicator. . .
Here's a trick question. What do you hear right now?
If your home is like mine, you hear the humming sound of a printer, the low throbbing of traffic from the nearby highway and the clatter of plastic followed by the muffled impact of paws landing on linoleum — meaning that the cat has once again tried to open the catnip container atop the fridge and succeeded only in knocking it to the kitchen floor. . .
There is a risk that repeating an association can make it stronger in memory,” says Ullrich K.H. Ecker, another author, in an e-mail. “Saying that ‘it’s incorrect that the flu vaccine has major side effects’ repeats and hence potentially strengthens the link between ‘vaccine’ and ‘side effects’ even though it negates it,” notes Ecker, an assistant professor of psychology at Western Australia.
Ecker's research and that of others has demonstrated this fact. Much smarter, he says, is to stick to the alternative, talking about the safety of the vaccine. . .
"Using a few simple tweaks to body language, Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy discovers ways to help people become more powerful."
TIME Game Changers, March 19, 2012
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by . . .
The difficulty and dissatisfaction of using Skype to conduct meetings in an intercultural communication context is not due to the most obvious reasons.
Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's insight:
My intercultural business clients often enlist my aid to help them improve their Skype meetings.
They count on me to provide them with a unique perspective on intercultural communication and want to hear my views about why it is so difficult and dissatisfying for them. From my perspective, the difficulty and dissatisfaction of using Skype to conduct meetings in an intercultural context is not due to the most obvious reasons. . .