Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2644: Barry Hinson's Rant - (Southern Illinois Basketball Coach) Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Barry Hinson, the Head Coach for the Southern Illinois University Salukis Men's Basketball went on a Rant on Tuesday. The video of his appearance at the press conference following the 73-65 loss to Murray State University went viral. No doubt he wanted to win (what coach doesn't), however portions of this rant were rehearsed. Publicity stunt? Hmmm.

Beginning at the 2:52 mark he grows particularly animated. His nonverbal displays of multiple "Finger-Point Hand-Chops" are highly correlative with deception. Of course this is "deception" within the context of exaggerated theatrics - yet it still is a lying. This serves to illustrate an important nonverbal example though - whenever you see the finger-point hand-chop, be very wary of lies.

Coach Hinson's finger-point hand chop body language is seen coincident with the following dialog (in red): "My wife! My wife! can score more that two buckets on eleven shots, because I know my wife will at least shot fake one time!"

At the 1:19 mark (occurs very quick and most people will miss it) this excellent example of a microexpression of fear is displayed within the following verbal context:

"... No, I guess, I think, I think rebounding ... I, think, I think it's too far, I, I ... [fear microexpression] ... I've been telling my wife this for years, size doesn't matter ..."

His particular choice of self-deprecating humor - analogizing the height of his men's college basketball guards to an integral part of his own anatomy - is a curious choice here. What other word selections (statement analysis) did you find within this video which were unusual?

You will see few examples of a professional who is at least somewhat accustomed to being on camera display so many microexpressions of fear is such a short time. Watch this video and see how many you can spot.

"The lady doth protest too much .... methinks"

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2391:  Jay Carney re: Hillary Clinton and Benghazi -  Microexpressions and More

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 346:  Rick Perry Forgets:  8 Republican Presidential Hopefuls Debate in Detroit -  60 seconds of Oops, Body Language and Empathy

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2061:  David Cameron Defends London Olympics against  Mitt Romney's Remarks -  Alpha Dominance and Illustrators -  Matching Hands and Feet as Sincerity Amplifiers

Negotiation Body Language Secret # 359:  Last Stop for the Cain Train

Change the person, time and circumstances a bit ... if this were your spouse or co-worker how would you call this? Bill Clinton 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2606: Brett Farve Displays Body Language of Fear about any Son Playing Football 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2519:  Vladimir Putin Speaks Syria,  Chemical Weapons and Disarmament -  Body Language just after his New York Times Op-Ed