Football Coaches And Quarterback''s Body Language

A reporter for Sports Illustrated called me yesterday for a story on leadership in sports and body language. We had a great discussion about isopraxism, a pull towards the same behavior, that leaders create. He was interested to know that negative body language has a stronger pull that positive body language and that a quarter back or coach's nonverbal behavior can have a dramatic effect on the team. The story should be available at next week.

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at Also check out the body language quiz on her YouTube Channel at