Reading body language: When it comes to learning how to read body language and nonverbal communication like an expert you do have a few ways to get your hands on the information that gives you the edge of knowing what people are thinking.
Knowing how to read body language of women or men can almost seem like you are psychic and know how to read minds when others see you in action
There are a few options for you to get the most out of learning the skills of reading body language. The few places that you can gather information are:
- · Books on body language
- · DVD’s and cd’s that are home study courses
- · Hire an expert or go to a class on reading body language
- · Your own research
For today the focus will be on the last item and that is through your own work and research. You will find that it is easier than you think when it comes to learning how to read body language of women or men because most of the skills needed you already have.
This body language exercise requires that you have 2 or more people available and some time to learn the nonverbal actions of emotions. You will want to set aside some time possibly grab a video camera so that you can record your own coursework for later use and also for a way to watch your own body language. Your eyes may be opened up as to what the nonverbal actions when you have an emotion in the presence of others.
Reading body language exercise: here is what you will need:
- · Index cards
- · A pen
- · A list of emotions
What you will do is list each emotion on the index cards and draw them out randomly.
You and your partner or partners will act out each emotion on the card as you draw them. You will want the emotions random so that you do not have time to prepare for the action you have drawn. You will want this exercise to be as real as possible.
You will watch each person act out the emotion that is drawn noting what they do with their body, where there proximity is, what their facial features do when they act out the emotion. Note internally as many details as possible because these small actions or micro expressions will be needed later.
Reading body language like an expert and how to learn the body language of others
Now this exercise may sound simple but it will give you a good idea as to what you need to watch for while watching others. You need to learn how to read body language not just from watching others in the form of media but also in real life.
Sometimes the person or the people working with you will not accurately depict the emotion that they draw. You will determine what is off with their body language and make a note of it.
As you learn real time what is going on it will make it easier for you to learn how to read body language of men or women form a home study course or even from reading a book on body language. Body language experts learn real time along with from courses and coaches
Your ability to not just act out the emotion with your body but also being able to feel the emotions will give you an upper edge over others who have just learned from a book or anything else of the nature. For those who do not take the time to learn what their body is saying while communicating they will “leak” their true intentions or emotions before they even come out of their mouths.
This body language exercise is meant to supplement other work in order to help you understand and interpret what others are doing with their bodies.
As a side note you will want to note that as you work with the person or group things may get tense when you act out emotions such as anger, frustration or disgust they may have a reaction negatively to you. Remind them that this is an exercise to learn how to read body language and nothing personal.
As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about learning how to read body language like an expert.
Now go implement!
Scott Sylvan Bell
Business Women Explaining by photostock,Business Manager by AscensionDigital :Photo credit for learning how to read body language like an expert with this exercise.