“Reading the room has a lot to do with body language,” says Featured Speaker Shay Olivarria. So take the time to learn how to do this. Here are some resources — books, videos, articles and a DVD — to get you started reading body language.
Books and DVDs About Reading Body Language
From Amazon: Face reading has been around for hundreds of years. It has now been refined into a simple science that can be learned by anyone. The face reading skills you will learn have been proven to be 98% accurate. Face reading will improve your communication with every person in your life, enabling you to understand their behavior without taking that behavior personally. In your professional life, your personal life, in every relationship you have, this information gives you the ultimate communication advantage.
by Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins
From Amazon: Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to “speed-read” people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You’ll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover:
- The ancient survival instincts that drive body language
- Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person’s true feelings
- What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives
- The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments
- Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust
- Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority
by Daniel Smith
From Amazon: Do you struggle to get your point across to people? Do you ever feel like you are somehow weak and ineffectual in the way you communicate? Perhaps others just don’t take you seriously. There is no easy fix for all of your problems. However, whatever those problems are, if social interaction is involved then a firm grip on the tenets of non-verbal communication can make it better. No one knows more about body language than CIA agents, and it just so happens that we’ve got access to one who is willing to spill all the secrets about how to read non-verbal cues and body language. While he will remain nameless of course, you will get an unfettered look at the mind of someone who not only listens to what people say, but watches intensely what they do to detect for signs of graft, deceit, and danger.
by Harvey Segler
From Amazon: When we talk we say very little because it’s our body that does the real talking. We express so much more subconsciously through our physical behavior, body posture, gestures, eye movement, facial expressions, touch and the use of space. So why not learn how to use this to your advantage? Or just take time to read about because it is very interesting. Body Language is a powerful tool that you can use in every aspect of your life. This book will give you an in-depth insight into how to read body language to decipher the hidden agenda of any dialogue or interaction. But also how you could use it yourself and when to do it. Mastering the skills in this book will enhance your relationships with your spouse, partner or family members, it could even further your career by helping you to ace that interview or even help you to build a great rapport with your work colleagues or boss. Contrary to common belief learning how to read body language is not difficult. Body Language takes you by the hand and shows you how anyone can read the tell-tale signs of body language and with it know what the other person is REALLY thinking contrary to what they might be actually saying. The skills you will learn in this book will vastly improve your social interactions and relationships whether they be business or pleasure.
by Steve Gold
From Amazon: It is not too much of an exaggeration to say that body language is perhaps the defining factor in how others form their impressions of us. With studies showing that up to 70% of our communication is non-verbal, what you say is not nearly as important as the messages we all give off non-verbally. Despite this, most people are not consciously aware of their own body language or the body language of others.
Now, with the help of this book, you have the opportunity not only to learn how to decipher what others are truly thinking and feeling, but also how to use your own body language to exert powerful yet subtle influence in all areas of your life, from your personal relationships, romantic encounters and your work life.
by Philippe Turchet
From Amazon: Do you ever feel that someone’s gestures are telling you something different than the words they are saying? Has a cashier asked you how you are without glancing up from the items he or she is scanning? Have you ever felt that the firmness of your words is undermined by your feeble body language? Although spoken and written language may seem like our primary methods of communicating with one another, body language plays a strikingly prominent role, making up more than 90 percent of communication.
In the first English translation of Philippe Turchet?s The Secrets of Body Language, readers can discover all the ways they have been inadvertently communicating negative, positive, neutral, or mixed messages with the simple body movements they habitually make without even thinking about it. Turchet makes us aware of the true importance of body language in all contexts, relationships, and encounters, and explains how body language embedded in our genetic makeup has the remarkable ability to transcend the language barriers and communicate universal meaning. In this enlightening book, find out what your own body language is telling other people, how you can read the signs of others’ bodies, and how to most effectively utilize your own body movements to “say” what you really mean.
by Brian Cagneey
From Amazon: Part of Brian’s revolutionary 7 Laws Series, this book explains how to master many social situations:
- Interviews and Negotiations
- Professional Relationships
- Personal Friendships
- and Romantic Relationships
You’ll learn how to be a better leader, how to influence people, interact in group settings, and express your feelings more openly to your loved ones. By projecting confidence and respect for others, you can create the relationships you’ve always wanted – in every aspect of life!