Body Language For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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If you are puzzled by other people or want to improve the impression you give, knowing about body language could be the key. In this book you’ll discover how the body reveals what people really mean and how you can use your body and your expressions to improve your self-image to others. It explores why we give the signals we do, how to read the most common expressions and goes on to show how you can use your new understanding of body language for success at work, in relationships and in your communication. ...
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Body Language For Dummies

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Overview

If you are puzzled by other people or want to improve the impression you give, knowing about body language could be the key. In this book you’ll discover how the body reveals what people really mean and how you can use your body and your expressions to improve your self-image to others. It explores why we give the signals we do, how to read the most common expressions and goes on to show how you can use your new understanding of body language for success at work, in relationships and in your communication. Actions really do speak louder than words!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119953791
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 149,207
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Elizabeth Kuhnke is a performance coach, specialising in executive presence. She is the Managing Director of Kuhnke Communication Ltd, a company that designs and delivers leadership programmes across the globe. Her blue chip clients have included Vodafone, Gillette, KPMG, American Express, and Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals as well as global professional services and compliance firms.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: In the Beginning Was the Gesture 7

Chapter 1: Defining Body Language 9

Chapter 2: Looking Closer at Non-verbal Gestures 37

Part II: Starting at the Top 47

Chapter 3: Heading to the Heart of the Matter 49

Chapter 4: Watching Facial Expressions 67

Chapter 5: The Eyes Have It 83

Chapter 6: Mastering Lip Reading 103

Part III: The Trunk: Limbs and Roots 119

Chapter 7: Taking It From the Torso 121

Chapter 8: Arming Yourself 139

Chapter 9: It's in the Palm of Your Hand 157

Chapter 10: Standing Your Ground 185

Chapter 11: Playing with Props 201

Part IV: Putting the Body into Social and Business Context 217

Chapter 12: Being Aware of Territorial Rights and Regulations 219

Chapter 13: Rating, Dating, and Mating: Using the Body in Courting Behaviour 241

Chapter 14: Interviewing, Influencing, and Playing Politics 263

Chapter 15: Crossing the Cultural Divide 289

Chapter 16: Reading the Signs 307

Part V: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Spot Deception 317

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Reveal Your Attractiveness 325

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Find Out About Someone Without Asking 331

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Improve Your Silent Communication 339

Index 345

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    Fantastical...

    I love this book because you can just start at the begining and read all the way through, and also skip around for any reason. After read just one chapter, I go to the mall or just a fast food place, and watch people just to see what I can use that I learned from the book. The answer...everything.

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    Posted November 17, 2012

    However clever one might be, this book could come in handy to br

    However clever one might be, this book could come in handy to brush up on known clues and gives of individuals. Reading this book really gave me a backbone in my readings. It was easier to form sentences to those who ask how one could know the gives and tells. My father, being a form of law enforcement, he was always reading body language and the way certain individuals said things; things with their body, hands, and eye gestures. He really found this book to be useful as much as I did. This book helped me get new students through high school and life.

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