Monday, November 25, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2619: Following Jacqueline Kennedy's Lead - 50 Years ago - Body Language in JFK's Funeral Procession (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Fifty years ago today President John F. Kennedy was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

On that day Jacqueline Kennedy temporarily transformed the behavior of many World leaders who were more than apprehensive about walking in the funeral procession. Jackie knew this and her body language played a significant role in her changing their actions.

Mrs. Kennedy let it be known that she would lead the procession. 

By leading, the young widow evoked tremendous empathy, dignity and courage in others. The heads-of-state from numerous countries followed in her footsteps. This historical scenario provides an excellent example of how their empathy for Jackie and her symbol to them - caused these leaders to follow and thus mirroring her nonverbal behavior.

The one leading most powerfully - was the one who was not elected.

See also:

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2199:  Thailand, Body Language,  Barack Obama and Yingluck Shinawatra - Mirroring and Foot Point

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2450:  Daniel Radcliffe on The Graham Norton Show -  Deception, Mirroring and Anxiety

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2343:  Jodi Arias, the Courtroom and the  Body Language of Mirroring 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2616: John Kennedy and Richard Nixon Handshake at Kennedy Inaugural Address, One Body Language Maneuver to Counter a Dominance Display 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2618: Learning of Kennedy Assassination - Body Language of Sudden Facial Touching 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2609: John Kennedy in 1959 on "Face The Nation", "Are You Running for President?" - What His Body Language says

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1499:  Bill Clinton's Empathy for Eric Fehrnstrom and  Mitt Romney ... What's Your Sincerity Quotient?