CHAPTER6

Other Nonverbal Ways You Communicate

In This Chapter

  • How to enter a room with presence and energy
  • Mien, posture, and head motion: what it means to hold yourself distinctively
  • How to use gestures that are engaging and not distracting
  • Becoming aware of hidden messages
  • Using electronics while you interact with people
  • How to conduct a nonverbal assessment

Everyone has seen T-shirts and bumper stickers that feature a message the wearer or driver wants you to know about who she is. These messages may announce a hobby (“I love fly-fishing”), a lifestyle (“It is easy being green”), a philosophy (“Coexist”), a personality trait (“To know me ...

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