The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and Expressions by Barbara Pease

The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and Expressions

byBarbara Pease, Allan Pease

Kobo ebook | November 12, 2008

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Available for the first time in the United States, this international bestseller reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication to give you confidence and control in any face-to-face encounter–from making a great first impression and acing a job interview to finding the right partner.

It is a scientific fact that people’s gestures give away their true intentions. Yet most of us don’t know how to read body language–and don’t realize how our own physical movements speak to others. Now the world’s foremost experts on the subject share their techniques for reading body language signals to achieve success in every area of life.

Drawing upon more than thirty years in the field, as well as cutting-edge research from evolutionary biology, psychology, and medical technologies that demonstrate what happens in the brain, the authors examine each component of body language and give you the basic vocabulary to read attitudes and emotions through behavior.

• How palms and handshakes are used to gain control
• The most common gestures of liars
• How the legs reveal what the mind wants to do
• The most common male and female courtship gestures and signals
• The secret signals of cigarettes, glasses, and makeup
• The magic of smiles–including smiling advice for women
• How to use nonverbal cues and signals to communicate more effectively and get the reactions you want

Filled with fascinating insights, humorous observations, and simple strategies that you can apply to any situation, this intriguing book will enrich your communication with and understanding of others–as well as yourself.

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Title:The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and ExpressionsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 12, 2008Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030748369X

ISBN - 13:9780307483690

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to read and pick up. This book on what can be a hard skill to learn was written very well so that the reader can clearly understand and grasp content. It also has practice exercises to develop skills. I found this a very useful book and find myself noticing these things in everyday life. GREAT BOOK
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Informative, Entertaining and Basic I find referring to this book rather fun and quite interesting/informative. If I'm watching an interview on television or just having a conversation, it's interesting to note some of the basic, body language that we all naturally resort to, without being conscious of it. Good information for interviews of all kinds and social situations. I'd recommend this as a basic tool for learning body language.
Date published: 2009-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must for every communication student I have taken my share of communication classes in my lifetime and we simply touched upon non-verbal communications. Non-verbal or body language plays a huge part in the way that we do, see and act on the communication style of others not to mention ourselves. This book should be made mandatory in any communication class so to make everyone aware of the nuances in this under-estimated medium. I also believe that people in the sales and customer service industries would greatly benefit from reading this book.
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