Did you know that only 7% of your communication comes from the actual words you say. That means, 93% of your communication comes from nonverbal communication.
What’s nonverbal communication you might ask? Well, it’s a form of wordless communication between people. And a large portion of this wordless communication comes in the form of body language.
Body language is where a person’s body speaks and tells a person’s true thoughts or feelings, without them even having to say a word. Pretty cool, right? The impact this has on us is that we have to be area that we can never not communicate.
Now wouldn’t it be nice to be able to understand body language so that you can know what to do to captivate a crowd and reinforce what you’re presenting in a speech? And wouldn’t it be nice to understand it so you can be better aware of others and they may be thinking or feeling? Of course!
I recently found one of my favorite documentaries on body language ever. It’s long – 1.5 hours, but it’s absolutely worth it if you’re interested in learning about body language.
Bonus, my favorite section is where they discuss vocal intonation at 1 hour and 8 minutes in.
BonusX2 – this video will also explain where the saying “upper hand” is from, and it’s pretty interesting.
You can also view the video here: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/secrets-of-body-language/