Do a One Small "Save a Butterfly" or "Save the Planet" Thing Today!


I saw Monarch Butterflies migrating through our neighborhood recently and I thought about how we talk about traveling to the past and being afraid of changing the present by doing something small, like stepping on a butterfly. But we don't think about changing our present circumstances by doing something small. Every day we have a chance to change our lives and those around us by spreading out our beautiful, kindness, butterfly wings.  So today do something small, open a door for someone, buy someone a coffee, whatever your political beliefs call your state and federal representatives and thank them for whatever they are doing that you support and ask them to take action on what you care about.

Do a one small "Save a Butterfly"

"Save the Planet" thing today!



Patti Wood, MA - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com.
     

Do You Tug? Constant Tugging on Your Shirt?



Here is a fun article about nonverbal behavior. It’s the little movement of tugging on your shirt that’s a combination of “primping” behavior like a woman adjusting her necklace or pushing her hair back and is also a comfort/stress cue. The reality is that the shirt is too small and you feel the need to loosen it but it also communicates your desire to look better and comfort yourself when you’re feeling bad about having a bigger belly. Notice this juzzing behavior today! Do you tug? 





Patti Wood, MA - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com.
     

Customer Service and the Desire NOT to Talk Face-to-Face

I spoke recently to 100 CEOs of the country’s top restaurant chains and they are dealing with customers that no longer want to go out to dinner and talk, they want dinner delivered to them at home so they can stay in their jammies. And my retail clients are dealing with people that are shopping in their jammies. And now Sephora has a new basket concept. Take the black hand basket rather than the red one at their store and shop and no salesperson will bother you. I find the nonverbal, “Be Silent and Don’t Look at me!” desire fascinating.
On one hand my corporate audiences are saying their employees don’t know how to communicate with each other and hire me to help. And companies hire me to do one-on-one coaching with top executives in line for promotion that need to improve their face-to-face interactions. But as part of that coaching I send them out into the real world and have them engage in small talk. There is a bit of mismatch our desire to improve our communication and the knowledge that you can now order dinner without leaving the house! Now you can order a coffee on your phone and get it without having to talk to anybody at coffee shops and now shop for makeup without face-to-face interaction!!! The world is changing so rapidly!!

Patti Wood, MA - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com.
     

Trump Shooting the Bird at the Female Astronauts, Trump Flipping off Astronauts.


As a body language expert, I have looked at the video of Trump shooting the bird to the astronaut for international media. The article is in the comments. FYI, I had a feeling that I would only be asked by the foreign press.
I watched it carefully many times to be able to share with you what he did, and that he meant to give the bird. Notice first it's timing. Right after she corrects him by saying, "There have been many female space walkers before us,”
he swiftly and dramatically moves his upper body, looks up and to his right then shuts his eyes down and puts his head down to the right a combination retreat and dismiss gesture cluster, that also included an unhappy expression with flat closed lips going down at the very corners. Then he shot the bird placing it strategically in the middle of his forehead to emphasize it and moved it up and down in front emphasizing it more. Then slowly he moves the symbol to the side of his head moving it up and down to emphasize it more and let it linger in our minds, but also make it appear on the surface that it could be something else. Notice that he is extremely careful not to mess his hair and notice his facial cues go from irritation to anger to dupers delight, glee as he finishes it. He enjoyed giving it and did it intentionally.
It was not a scratch. It was a passive-aggressive shooting the bird symbol. How do I know it wasn't a scratch? Right now, go to scratch your forehead. To scratch, two or more of your fingers typically curl at the ends to get some nail contact and more power at the fingertips. It's not a block, stress or comfort cue. Those commonly are done with more fingers to cover the face. And notice how very careful he is to not muss his hair. Forming the finger to flip off someone requires effort as does being careful not to mess up your hair and again the little smile when he finishes it says it was worth it to him.
Yes, in a moment when these astronauts should have been honored, A moment that should have been shown to children around the world what wonderful things are possible. A moment meant to honor what our country can do. He ruined it. By the way, if you look for the video you will notice that most news markets have edited his rude symbol out and show Pence or a picture of the space station as he is doing it. That is wild in and of itself as it hides the truth from us.

Here was what the media chose to say from what I shared above. Notice the title of the article says he is accused of it rather than he obviously shot a bird 
Here is the article I was quoted in https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7597647/Donald-Trump-accused-flipping-bird-female-astronaut-fact-checked-him.html


Body Language Expert Patti Wood.  For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com.

     

BTS' Jimin & RM's Body Language Reveals Why They Complement Each Other So Perfectly


It's no secret the members of BTS are the best of friends. If you've seen any kind of BTS content in your life, you would quickly see RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are so close they're more like brothers than just plain ol' friends — and maybe that's because, for the past six years, the guys have done everything together. They've seen each other at their highs and lows, and their love for each other runs deep. All of the guys have a special connection with each other, but today, I'm here to talk to you about Jimin and RM. It's already obvious from BTS' Jimin and RM's body language that they're super close, but I thought it would be interesting to ask body language experts Patti Wood and Traci Brown to dig a little deeper into what Jimin and RM's body language may reveal about their unique connection.
For this little experiment, Wood and Brown looked at a handful of pictures of Jimin and RM from the past year.
See their insights here



Patti Wood, MA - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com.