Articles about Body Language

Communication

Women’s voices are significantly lower than they used to be

New research shows that women's voices today are significantly deeper than previous generations and that is because of roles shifting and power dynamics.

How To

How women can escape the impostor syndrome trap

A female’s self-doubt can negatively impact her career when, as studies show, she pushes less often than her male counterpart for a raise or a promotion.

Office Life

This is the right way to disagree with your coworkers

It's possible to disagree in a way that's professional but still gets your point across at work. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Interview

Do you know what the hiring interviewer is really thinking?

As the candidate in a job interview, you’re aware that you’re being assessed for competence, confidence and candor. But what about the interviewer? Is he or she being totally upfront with you? Here are 10 clues that will tell you what the interviewer really thinks.

Body Language

Study: Men with strong handshakes more likely to be married

We all know having a firm handshake (but not too firm) is an essential body language component in business. But according to a new study it could also determine whether a man is marriage material or not.

Communication

Reading body language at work: 5 mistakes you don’t want to make

No matter what the culture at your workplace, the ability to read nonverbal signals can provide significant advantages for the way you deal with people. You can start to gain those advantages by avoiding these five common mistakes.

Office Life

How to spot a liar at work

Most workplace lies are discovered after the fact — after you’ve signed the faulty contract, hired the wrong person, or agreed to work on that career-limiting project. But wouldn’t it be a great professional advantage to spot liars in action, before the harm was done?

Communication

Body language pros on the ways your movements show stress

While many professionals have mastered the fine art of exuding confidence during meetings and networking events, when you’re faced with a stressful situation in the office, your body language might get the best of you.

Communication

Body language that tells your team how you really feel

Do you know that your team is constantly evaluating your emotions through cues in your body language — and that they can do so in a fraction of a second?

Confidence

Don’t try to fake confidence – do this instead

The problem with faking confidence is that it requires so much conscious effort that it is rarely successful. Whenever you attempt to conceal any strong feeling and fake another, your body almost always “leaks” nonverbal cues that are picked up consciously or subconsciously by your audience.

Body Language

I instantly knew I couldn’t trust you: How and why I was wrong

It took me only seven seconds to assess your confidence, competence, status, likability, warmth, and, yes, your trustworthiness. I felt you were untrustworthy for five reasons — none of which had anything to do with your actual trustworthiness.

Productivity

How assertive communication can change your life

Assertive communication is like a muscle. You have to flex it.

How To

10 tips to supercharge your success

Can success be accelerated?

Body Language

10 body language myths that limit your success

Not everything you’ve heard about body language is accurate.

Advice

First impressions count: How just ‘one hundredth of one second’ can change everything

We know that in only a fraction of a second after meeting, people make initial judgments about others. But what exactly is it that people connect with in others?

Advice

Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Learning the clues to understanding body language and the messages they send, means you'll understand your colleagues better, especially when what they say is not what they mean.

Body Language

The way you blink may be freaking people out

A blink is a tiny 'nope' to whatever you just heard. 

Success

Four ways to succeed in panel interviews like a champion

Hold your ground.

News

New analysis: Americans are the smiliest people on LinkedIn

Nothing beats a broad, friendly smile in the professional worlds of America.

Words at Work

Stop priding yourself on being brutally honest

There's no need to be mean. Ever.

News

Our voices show we cower before authority figures. And they know it.

We are fooling no one.

News

New study proves people (and computers) can guess a person’s name by looking at his face

Dan? You look like every other Dan!

Robots

Eerily smart new robots can read human body language

We are one panopticon away from being completely known.

Business Travel

Aggressive shoeless feet on airplane traumatize fellow travelers

"The left foot reached over and opened a window."

The Job Search

This is the best way to talk about being fired in a job interview

You can make it better.