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How to Read Zoom Body Language

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. In my speeches and seminars on Leadership Presence, I include a section about body language: how to use it to create a positive impression and how to become more aware of the nonverbal messages that others are sending. After this section, I’m often asked the same question: “If all I…

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Is Your Good Body Language a Bad Choice?

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D I want to tell you a story about Adam and Eve. No, not that Adam and Eve. The Adam and Eve I’m talking about are both being groomed to take larger leadership roles. And both are aware that body language is an important part of projecting the leadership presence that will help them…

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Body Language & Leadership Presence

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Lately, unsurprisingly, I have had increased interest in how to use body language when on a Zoom meeting. Here’s a link to an article from TechRepublic quoting me on the topic. And if you want a broader body language perspective, take a look at my LinkedInLearning course: Body Language for Leaders. Virtually or in…

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10 Body Language Hacks to Project Leadership Presence on Video

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D You may be a senior-level executive, an innovative entrepreneur, or a respected expert in your field — but when you are on camera, do you know how to project leadership presence? Sylvia Gorajek is a Video Strategist and Executive Producer helping Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley tech startups narrate their stories with…

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5 Body Language Hacks That Make You Look Like A Leader

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D You may have a leadership title – or tremendous leadership potential — but do you look like a leader? Influencing people’s perception of you is called impression management, and body language plays a key role. Here are five body language hacks that make you look like a leader: 1. Start with…

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Does Your Body Language Sabotage or Support Your Message?

Dianna Booher The perception of “personal presence” dictates decisions and actions every day. People with presence look confident and comfortable, speak clearly and persuasively, think clearly even under pressure. They act with intention.  People with presence reflect on their emotions, attitudes, and situations and then adapt. They accept responsibility for themselves and the results they…

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Body Language: Telling Your Team How You Really Feel

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Do you know that your team is constantly evaluating your emotions through cues in your body language – and that they can do so in a fraction of a second? At the Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging at the University of Glasgow, researchers found that it takes only 200 miliseconds to read…

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The Body Language of Collaborative Leaders

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D During a break in my seminar on collaborative leadership, a man from the audience told this story: “My wife is an attorney, and I have always been a supporter of women in the workplace. I also believe in collaboration and try to make everyone feel included and appreciated. So I was…

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Reading Body Language at Work: Five Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Human beings are genetically programmed to look for facial and behavioral cues and to quickly understand their meaning. We see someone gesture and automatically make a judgment about the intention of that gesture. And we’ve been doing this for a long, long time. As a species we knew how to win…

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Examining the Body Language of Charisma

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Let’s face it, in business dealings, charisma counts. A lot. And charisma is as much about impressions and body language as it is about issues and substance. I’ve seen many qualified people get passed over for promotion (or lose a sale or fail an interview) simply because they couldn’t project an…

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10 Body Language Myths That Limit Success

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Body language plays a key role in your career – from your first job interview to the ongoing process of building professional relationships to being perceived as having leadership presence. But not everything you’ve heard about body language is accurate. Don’t limit your success by buying into these ten myths: Using…

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Leaders Need Flexible Body Language

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Before the meeting began, Adam had assumed a “power pose,” standing with hands on hips and feet wide apart, for two full minutes, to get all the advertised benefits of doing so. And it worked. He could almost feel his stress level lowering and his self-confidence rising. By the time he…

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Trump’s Body Language During the Inaugural Address

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States. While audiences listened intently to his inaugural address, some of us were more focused on what his body was saying. I exchanged initial observations with Patrick A. Stewart, Ph.D., Department…

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Body Language At The Trump And Obama Meeting

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D It was a meeting that was obviously highly stressful for both men. We’ll never know what was discussed when President Barack Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump were alone, but at their joint press conference their words were cordial and respectful. So was their body language – up to a point.…

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Body Language Secrets For People (Like Me) Who Hate Networking

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Imagine that you are at a networking event with the intent of doing business with some of the other attendees. In your mind, how’s that going for you? Do you see yourself socializing with ease and grace, or – if you are anything like me – has the very word “networking” increased…

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Body Language in the Presidential Debate – A Leadership Lesson

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D There is a magician’s trick called the “Vanishing Ball Illusion,” in which a ball tossed in the air seems to disappear – but in reality is never actually thrown. The trick depends on the magician’s skill in creating such a strong expectation of the throw that the audience actually hallucinates having…

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10 Body Language Tricks to Power Up Your Career in 2016

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Body language can be your greatest career asset. Here are ten simple and powerful tips to help you have a super successful 2016. 1) To make a great first impression, begin before you enter the room. In business interactions, first impressions are crucial. Once someone mentally labels you as “likeable”…

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How the Best Salespeople Read Body Language

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Being aware of what customers and clients are really feeling, and knowing how to react effectively, can transform a good salesperson into a great one. The best salespeople are experts at reading body language. Here’s why this is a crucial sales skill: When you are interacting with a prospective client,…

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