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Body Language For Dummies

Elizabeth Kuhnke

ISBN: 978-0-470-68690-4 August 2009 338 Pages


If you are puzzled by other people or want to improve the impression you give, knowing about body language could be the key. In this book you’ll discover how the body reveals what people really mean and how you can use your body and your expressions to improve your self-image to others. It explores why we give the signals we do, how to read the most common expressions and goes on to show how you can use your new understanding of body language for success at work, in relationships and in your communication. Actions really do speak louder than words!

Part I: In the Beginning Was the Gesture.

Chapter 1: Defining Body Language.

Chapter 2: Looking Closer at Non-verbal Gestures.

Part II: Starting at the Top.

Chapter 3: Heading to the Heart of the Matter.

Chapter 4: Facial Expressions.

Chapter 5: The Eyes Have It.

Chapter 6: Lip Reading.

Part III: The Trunk: Limbs and Roots.

Chapter 7: Take It From the Torso.

Chapter 8: Arming Yourself.

Chapter 9: It’s in the Palm of Your Hand.

Chapter 10: Standing Your Ground.

Chapter 11: Playing with Props.

Part IV: Putting the Body into Social and Business Context.

Chapter 12: Territorial Rights and Regulations.

Chapter 13: Dating and Mating.

Chapter 14: Interviewing, Influencing, and Playing Politics.

Chapter 15: Crossing the Cultural Divide.

Chapter 16: Reading the Signs.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Spot Deception.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Reveal Your Attractiveness.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Find Out About Someone Without Asking.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Improve Your Silent Communication.