Body Language and Negotiating: How to Improve Nonverbal Communications

Body Language and Negotiating: How to Improve Nonverbal Communications

Welcome to another episode of The RVA Small Business Show with your host Cory Mosley. In today’s segment, we are joined by Blake Eastman Founder of The Nonverbal Group.

Blake and the team at The Nonverbal Group, study human behavior using a range of technologies to help improve human communication.

There’s this constant disconnect between how you’re wanting to be perceived and how society is perceiving you, and you should always work towards solving the gap. -Blake Eastman

Understanding the Silent Language

Non-verbal communication is the silent language that everyone, consciously or unconsciously, speaks. It’s the subtle shifts in body language, the fleeting glances, the tone of voice, and the micro-expressions that often reveal more than words can say.

As Blake explains, “interpreting someone’s behavior in real-time can help you become more aware of human emotion and intention.” But how exactly does one tap into this silent language? And what can it teach you about human interaction?

The Science of Body Language

The Nonverbal Group uses a range of technologies to analyze and interpret human behavior. By closely studying physical cues and gestures, they can understand the hidden layers of interpersonal communication.

Imagine being able to read a room, understand a person’s intentions, or gauge their emotions just by observing their non-verbal cues. Powerful, isn’t it?

Real-time Interpretation: A Powerful Tool

One of the most exciting aspects of Blake’s work is the concept of real-time interpretation. This involves observing and understanding someone’s behavior as it happens, providing an immediate window into their emotions and intentions.

This skill can be invaluable in a variety of situations, from job interviews to first dates, and even business negotiations. It’s all about honing your observation skills and understanding the subtle signals that people often unknowingly send.

Challenging the Status Quo

The work of the Nonverbal Group challenges many of our conventional beliefs about communication. It reminds us that communication isn’t just about words – it’s about understanding the whole person, including their unspoken feelings and intentions.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Recognize the Power of Non-verbal Communication: It’s not just about the words we say, but how we say them. Our body language can often reveal more about our feelings and intentions than our words.
  2. Embrace Real-time Interpretation: By understanding and interpreting someone’s behavior in real-time, you can gain immediate insights into their emotions and intentions.
  3. Challenge Conventional Beliefs: Don’t limit communication to verbal interaction. Expand your understanding to include non-verbal cues and improve your interpersonal skills.
  4. Apply it in Your Life: Whether in professional or personal situations, harnessing the power of non-verbal communication can enhance your interpersonal interactions.

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