Communication is key. But what kind of communication is key?
Communication comes in many forms - some verbal some nonverbal. I heard this recent stat that up to 93% of our message is conveyed through nonverbal behavior? That is quite a lot when you think about it in terms of 1) how many words we must waste or 2) just how powerful and long lasting our actions - whether we know we are doing them or not – are!
This month we will explore the impact of nonverbal communication - specifically body language. I have included a PowerPoint with some articles and ideas about the impact of body language on - not only athletes but us as well.
- Communication - Body Language PowerPoint link here
- Here is the article on Wayne Rooney’s body language during his much publicized transfer saga. Do you agree with their assessment? Do you have your own thoughts about his demeanor during portions of this transfer saga? I give a few pointers in the ppt for ways to look at this body language.
- Here is a video from Amy Cuddy called “Your body language shapes who you are”. She makes a very interesting case for why body language actually shapes our thinking…and in doing so our behavior.