Public speaking or jumping out of a plane… which would you prefer to do? Given a choice, there are a lot of people out there who’d rather jump out of a plane (some of those without a parachute) than speak in front of others. Here are 4 tips to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.
Status is an instinctive form of body language. It is fundamentally a defense mechanism. When you play high status, you are sending out the message, “don’t mess with me because I bite”. When you play low status, you are sending out the message, “don’t mess with me because I’m really not worth the effort.”
Albert Mehrabian is an American Psychologist known for his work on verbal and nonverbal communication. In 1967, he published 2 studies dealing with positive and negative emotions experienced via 3 channels of human communication. What he discovered still causes controversy.