Saturday, August 30, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2935: David Cameron and ISIL-ISIS-IS, Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Despite the fact that he is a very good speaker and for four years the United Kingdom's Prime Minister, David Cameron, like everyone, suffers occasional anxiety. In this recent video wherein he speaks about heightened security/terrorism threat level in the U.K. due to ISIL-ISIS-IS as well as drawing a clear distinction between Islam and Islamic extremism, Mr. Cameron displays several body language signals indicating elevated anxiety. Two nonverbals in particular are well exemplified here.

Note that during this entire 3:32 video segment, Mr. Cameron frequently rocked back and forth on his feet - shifting his body weight from one to the other. In addition, there was not a single hand gesture used (known in body language parlance as "illustrators") throughout the length of this segment of his speech. These two nonverbal findings are highly correlative with anxiety - in particular when clustered together. And although this is a well accomplished leader and head-of-state speaking on a subject involving the entire planet - these same nonverbal beacons are just as accurate in a court room, board room or sales floor.

What other significant body language does Mr. Cameron display here?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2933: Will Hayden ("Sons of Guns") Arrested - Body Language of His Mug Shot 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2934: Little Boy Goes Off On His Mom for Getting Pregnant - A Body Language Signal of Emotional Processing

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2409:  David Cameron & François Hollande -  Variations on the Hand Chop & Palm Orientation

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2064:  David Cameron & Boris Johnson - Wincing at Wimbledon

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2844: Vladimir Tells a Lie To Obama at Normandy - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis 2759: Vladimir Putin, Annexation of Crimea and Mouth Asymmetry - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2794: Lupita Nyong'o's Speech on Black Beauty Essence, Body Language and Anxiety