Sunday, April 29, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1737:
Building Bridges or Walls
The Human Touch

A protester attempts to talk to a soldier guarding the Egyptian Defense Ministry in Cairo. It is a natural inclination to touch another when we are passionate on any issue - even if they're a stranger. While there are certainly times when touching another would be too much, send the wrong message and backfire - this is not one of them. It's a body language nuance to which few pay much attention or attempt to refine. Yet the few seconds when we touch someone, if done sincerely and in context, generates an extremely disproportionate amount of influence and rapport.

The Election for a new Egyptian President is expected to be held in July 2012.

See also:

Analysis # 1600: Senator Marco Rubio - Self-directed Incredulity & Humor, Blocking and Appeals for the Vice Presidency

Secret # 2: Hugs as a Measure of Affection or Impending Break-up

Secret # 703: Bad Handshake - Let Me Count the Ways

Secret # 771: Ann's and Mitt's Affectionate Hug

Secret # 483: Handshake on the 18th - Not so Fast