How to Decode Other People’s Body Language Accurately

What Gesture Is Good For A useful way to think about gestures is as an early warning system for intent, emotion, and mood.  We gesture because our unconscious minds push us to do so with an emotion, an intent, or a desire that our conscious minds are not aware of until after the gesture has […]

Weird Jewelry or Brilliant Solution to an Age-Old Speaking Problem?

Apparently, there’s a jewelry designer in New Jersey who is so self-conscious that she’s created a line of jewelry in order to answer the age-old question that speakers have asked for as long as there have been speakers, what should I do with my hands? Wonderful. I’m making the risky assumption that this article is […]

The Fourth Step to Brain Mastery

The fourth step to brain mastery comes straight out of science fiction.  In his classic sci-fi novel Dune, Frank Herbert shows us a powerful family communicating their intent with secret hand signals and controlling less dominant individuals with the Voice, a mysterious way of speaking that bends others to their will. Here’s the surprising truth:  […]

The Third Step to Brain Mastery

The third step in brain mastery involves learning how to read the body language of others around you. There is a huge body of misinformation that has built up around reading body language.   The research approach for most of the last 40 years studied gestures as if they had specific meaning.  In other words, if […]