Monday, June 27, 2011

Negotiation Secret # 126: Anxiety Like Beckham

Although we cannot say why, David Beckham is displaying apprehension and anxiety in this photo. His neck is bent forward and his head is classically turned away from the source/person/event of interest. He also displays a narrowed and lateral gaze.  Beckham's tight-lipped false smile is also very characteristic. Also notable in this anxiety cluster is his massaging of the back of his neck and  his entire width of his forehead is elevated. As you improve you body language skills, you should look for clusters of gestures - as the seven signs Mr. Beckham displays here. Doing so will dramatically improve your accuracy.