Saturday, September 19, 2009

2010 - U.K. Prime Minister Debate -
Nixon-Kennedy Redux?

This is a very interesting video clip from a the U.K.General Election. Many Body Language Experts feel that Gordon Brown's lack of Nonverbal skills cost him the election.  This debate - like the Nixon-Kennedy debates of 1960 - exemplifies the lack of basic body language skills - even with national leaders - when we're nervous.  Very few can "wing-it". Gordon Brown has years of experience and yet he made some freshman mistakes.  David Cameron, although 16 years younger and less experienced than Brown, was spot on.

The mistakes demonstrated here are unfortunately common.  

Don't be common.