Thursday, September 10, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3305: Weatherman Liam Dutton nails pronouncing Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - Body Language Tell (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

How many people can pronounce "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch" properly? .... And how could you tell if they got it wrong?

In this recently viral video, Meteorologist Liam Dutton nails a most difficult pronunciation of a Welsh village - and to the observant among us - we can also see an interesting and valuable body language display.

Just as the weatherman says the last syllable of the lengthy town, you can see Mr. Dutton elevate subtly (0:14 second mark) and once again with greater height during 0:15 (as he says, " ... temperature got to 21 Celsius ..."). Although we can't see them directly, we know he's elevating up on his toes. This nonverbal display is often seen during times of anxiety - yet most of the time this is of a positive variety, e.g. with excitement, pride, joy, optimism, etc. Dutton is very pleased with himself that he pulled this off - and of course he doesn't say so with words - yet his body language tells us he's proud.

This act of this toe elevation is subconsciously initiated and is one example of an "energy bleeder" which helps to dampen the expression of other nonverbal signals which he may not want to display.

What other subtle nonverbal tells us Liam Dutton is happy with his performance?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3304: Jeb Bush on Stephen Colbert's Late Show Premier

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3219: "Slow Jam the News" with Jeb Bush, Jimmy Fallon and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2016: Hillary Clinton, Roosevelt Island, Building Rapport and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2313: Elisa Lam Video in Elevator at Cecil Hotel - What Her Body Language Tells Us ....