If any body language ‘expert’ wants to prove the myth that words only count for only 7% of any communication I have a challenge.
Polish up on your open-gestures, upright, relaxed posture and perfect your smile, then next time you are on TV and get to say about 100 words, just work these seven words into the conversation and see exactly how much they count for. According to the myth, your words won’t matter, so let’s see.
Deep breath, relax, smile and repeat after me:
Keep smiling and try it in church, at a job interview or to a police officer. Visit hospitals and old people’s homes. Work the words into a family member’s eulogy or at the bingo hall instead of ‘house’.
So your posture, gestures and lovely tone of voice got you through all of these situations without even the ‘batting of eyelid’ or the raise of an eyebrow? Thought not.
Now actually read the research and stop talking out of your ar$€ !
- “Silent Messages” — A Wealth of Information About Nonverbal Communication (Body Language)
- Body Language Myth: The 55% 38% 7% rule
- The Tower of Babel & the Body Language Myth
- Only An Expert Can Deal With a Problem