In the pregame Q & A session before game 5 between the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra didn't answer any questions - because none were asked.
The above short video is packed with many Nonverbal Signals. How many do you see?
During the 0:10 - 0:15.5 segment (isolated in the image below), Coach Spoelstra displays a "Loose Forward Lip Purse". This is a very reliable body language signal indicating a person perceives him or herself as a relative alpha in the company of relative beta personalities - and in the midst of clandestine disagreement. Often there is a great disparity between what is said and what is being thought and/or felt in that moment. It also indicates a belief that there is a reasonable chance of success of a plan of action/idea, etc.
Most of the time when a loose forward lip purse is displayed - one will rarely have the opportunity to see the person's plan of action played out so rapidly. In the above video however, we see Spoelstra immediately act out his idea. He gets up and walks out without any questioned asked - and thus no need for answering.
Thus in the business, legal, political or sales world - when the loose forward lip purse is seen - know that there is a great disparity between what is said and what is being felt. Take heed.
How many "Loose Forward Lip Purses" did you miss today?
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