The Power of Nonverbal

What is nonverbal communication? That is right! Body language. Ok, but what is body language?

Well, it is a way of communicating without using words, but, is that all it is? Is there something more to body language?

Amy Cuddy, Social Psychologist from the United States has found that our body language not only sends messages to the people around us, but it also shapes who we are! Amy’s studies have shown that our nonverbal communication governs how we think and feel about ourselves!

You can watch the film below to learn more, but before doing so, think about what kind of body language you have in different life situations.

What kind of body language should you have in a job interview? When you meet someone for the first time? At a business meeting or a business negotiation?

Using the models – should and must, make a list of how we should hold our bodies, and what we must and must not do in different social situations.

The difference between should and must

Present – Should vs. Must
We use should to suggest something.  “It is advisable to…”   The modal should expresses opinion, one person’s point of view. We use must to express a stronger point of view.  “We need to…”  “We have to…” The modal must also expresses opinion, one person’s point of view.
We should protect our environment. It makes good sense. We must protect our environment, or our resources will disappear.
We should select cars that are more fuel-efficient. The car industry must change engines that burn fossil fuels.
We should use re-usable bags when shopping. Stores must give out recyclable plastic bags.