Georgia Mining Handout


Georgia Mining – January 24, 2013

By Patti Wood MA, CSP Body Language Expert


Patti is called “The gold standard of body language experts” by the Washington Post and credited in the New York Times with bringing the topic into the national consciousness. Patti has degrees with a specialization in nonverbal communication and was a university instructor in body language and other communication topics. She is the author of eight books including the new SNAP – Making the Most of First Impressions Body Language and Charisma”, “The Conflict Cure” and “Easy Speaking-Dynamic Delivery.”  Patti is a professional speaker and consultant for fortune 100 companies. Her clients include; AT&T, Hewlett Packard, Proctor and Gamble, Kroger, UPS, Porsche, Coca-Cola and Cisco Systems as well as hundreds of National Associations. She speaks on PBS, the BBC, CNN, FOX News, FBN, HLN, Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, MSMBC, In Session, The History Channel, Inside Edition, The Soup, The Discovery Channel, and more. She appears regularly in hundreds of newspapers and magazines around the world including; Esquire, Us Weekly, Psychology Today, USA Today, People, AOL.com, Women’s Health, In Touch, OK!, Reuters, ESPN, Men’s Health, Details, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Family Circle,  Parents Magazine,  The Wall Street Journal, and hundreds more.


1.    Start with Something Powerful

2.    Watch Your Stance and Posture

3.    Face Towards the Audience

4.    Movement—Room—Space

5.    Facial Expressions and Body Movement

6.    Hands-Gestures

7.    Eye Contact 

For “ How to Make a Positive First Impression”  article go to www.PattiWood.net   to Articles on the menu click then scroll down  to Featured Articles to “How to Make a Positive First Impression” (http://www.pattiwood.net/article.asp?PageID=11491)
For the handout on  Powerful Presentation Body Language  Go to www.PattiWood.net  On the Menu on the left side of the screen scroll down to Articles and click then go Articles with Tips then scroll down “Powerful Presentation Body Language”   (http://www.pattiwood.net/article.asp?PageID=2331)

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - 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. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

When should you Match and Mirror body language?


Yesterday I was on HLN news talking about the effects of the Texas campus shooting. When there is a dangerous situation and people are afraid the group will tend to match and mirror that fear. This basic survival instinct allowed danger to be committed to the tribe.  So I always teach that you must mirror with integrity for your sake and for the sake of the person you are empathizing with.  You may have crossed your legs to match your best friend’s seating position or leaned in close as your sweetie and noticed that they did the same, using matching and mirroring to get close. . Whether you realize you’re doing it or not, subtly mimicking people in social settings helps you form bonds and establish connections. Mirroring—copying a person’s looks, gestures and general body language is especially effective on job interviews and dates or when we're in other SNAP first impressions (http://www.snapfirstimpressions.com) settings when you are trying to establish a rapport and develop trust.
While this unconscious activity has its benefits—imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all—new research reveals that unchecked mirroring can backfire.

 
Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - 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. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.