Teach Yourself Body Language, Third Edition

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July 15, 2009


Paperback, 224 pages


0071625844 / 9780071625845


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Main description

Become a master reader of body language

We all use body language. Over 90 percent of all face-to-face communication is non-verbal, and the silent messages of body language often reveal more than the spoken word in conveying true feelings. These messages are particularly significant in influencing first impressions and the self-image we project to others.

Now updated for the 21st century with the very latest research, Teach Yourself Body Language gives you the knowledge and understanding to be able to use and interpret body language more effectively. It includes practical exercises that will enhance your understanding of non-verbal communication. It also explores the use of body language in personal and professional situations.

Table of contents

Ch 1: Introducing body language
Ch 2: Skills and techniques
Ch 3: Eye contact / facial expression
Ch 4: Head movements / gestures and body movements
Ch 5: Posture and stance / proximity and orientation
Ch 6: Bodily contact
Ch 7: Appearance and physique
Ch 8: Timing and snychronization
Ch 9: Body language and spoken language /
Ch 10: Body language around the world
Ch 11: Body language at work
Ch 12: Everyday encounters / personal attraction
Ch 13: Personal development
Further reading

Author comments

Gordon Wainwright, BA, BEd, is a specialist in communication studies, whose books include Business Writing in a Week and Tricky Business Letters. As a consultant in human resouce development he conducts regular seminars for local and central governments departments and a number of multinational companies on subjects which include the use of body language in business meetings and negotiations and other professional contexts.

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