Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Body Language In South Africa Will Have You Cheering


Here is just one of Patti's body language insights of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for Elite Daily.  You can read more at the link below.

"They are standing in an overlapped position, and they are looking at the same spot to share a moment nonverbally," observes Wood. "I just love how often he points at something for her to enjoy with him. He looks for the fun, and she laughs and smiles with him every time." It's so heartwarming to see two people smile with such sincerity. These two prove time and time again that no matter the occasion, their connection to each other runs deep.

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4 NONVERBAL WAYS TO CONVEY MAX CONFIDENCE, ACCORDING TO A BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT

Whether you’re about to give a work presentation, have jitters about an upcoming date, or are preparing to mingle with your billionaire former classmates in a real-life Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion situation, it’s great to know what kind of body language for confidence is best to project. Below, body-language expert Patti Wood shares how to literally put your best, most confident foot forward.

4 expert tips to use body language for confidence

1. Eliminate barriers between you and other people

“Be awake and aware of the situations where you find yourself protecting yourself, your body,” Wood says. “You might do that with a coffee cup. You might go into the office in the morning with that coffee cup [saying] ‘don’t talk to me.’ It’s protective, it’s defensive, it’s a barrier between you and other people.”
Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up your caffeine habit (deep sigh of relief, there). Rather, when it comes to using social shields like the coffee cup, it’s key to pay attention to when, how, and around whom you’re doing it, because you might be unintentionally putting up a wall up between yourself and others. If you’re doing it because the person in front of you is actually dangerous, Wood absolutely supports you going into protective mode. If not, you might be doing it because you lack confidence in this specific scenario. “You can act more confident by taking the barriers down,” she says. 
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6 Body Language Signals That Mean You're Interested

Patti shared several body language signals with Elite Daily that show you are interested....here is just one and check out the full article at the link below.

Angle Your Chest Toward Them
Another part of your body that you might angle towards your crush is your torso. According to Patti Wood, body language expert and author of SNAP: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charismakeeping your chest pointed in their direction can signal that you’re letting your guard down.
“Research shows that when people feel under attack and/or defensive, they protect their vulnerable heart area on their chest," she says.

In other words, angling your chest toward your crush can demonstrate that you’re physically opening up your heart.

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6 Ways To Subtly Let Your Date Know You're NOT Interested


It’s really awkward telling someone you’re not into them. No one likes sending an it’s-not-you-it’s-me-even-though-it’s-most-certainly-you text. But, nine times out of 10, that’s something you’re going to have to do (presuming you’re neither the ghosting nor the slow fade type). It would make that job a hell of a lot easier — or, if they take the hint, no job at all — if you could low-key send your date I’m-just-not-that-into-you vibes. Practice these cues to send those signals.

1. Break Eye Contact

It seems rude, but breaking eye contact when a person is talking to you and turning your head down and away will signal that you’re uninterested. “You have to be careful of [making] any moves that look smooth and ritualistic, because that can be [interpreted as] sensual. [Practice] more jerky movements,” says Patti Wood, body language expert and author of “Snap: Making The Most Of First Impressions, Body Language & Charisma.”

2. Create Space

“The intimate zone is about 14 to 16 inches away from a person. So if you’re standing, keep out of that zone, even if it’s loud and crowded,” says Wood. She also suggests leaning your head and upper body away from your date when they speak. She does warn that some people may take this as bait and, if that’s the case, you can employ the dismissive move of pushing away. In a quick motion, push off the table or scoot your chair back. “It’s even stronger in its emphasis of being dismissive and [conveying] ‘I am done with you,’” she says.
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The Position You Cuddle In Says Everything About Your Relationship


Patti shared her insights with Elite Daily on "The position you cuddle in says everything about your relationship."

If You Cuddle Wrapped Up In & Facing Each Other...
This one can get hot, sticky and plain uncomfortable (especially in the summer months), but it may be the position most indicative of a loving, mutual, can’t-get-enough-of-you partnership. Lying entangled in your partner’s arms can be a sign of true relationship satisfaction. “It means your lives are intertwined, that you function as a pair,” Patti Wood, body language expert and author of Success Signals, A Guide to Reading Body Language, tells Elite Daily. “You probably finish each other's sentences and take care of each other."

If You Sleep Back-To-Back With Only Your Butts Touching…
Don’t worry, sleeping this way doesn’t mean you hate your lover. But it could signify your desire to stay a free spirit, even when you’re romantically tied down. Wood says that bottoms touching demonstrates your commitment to staying sexually connected. Still, simultaneously facing away from each other shows both your and your partner’s abilities to appreciate your own space, trust in one another, and remain independent. to remain independent, appreciation of your own space, and trust in one another.


If You Spoon…
According to Cox, spooning is the “classic happy couple position — you’re both loving and want to be physically close.” Wood calls spooning “vulnerable,” pointing out that it’s one of the most sexually tempting of the cuddle positions. Wood told Cosmopolitan that if you’re the little spoon, the position is sexual but says, “I trust you.” If you’re the big spoon, it may mean you’re protective of your partner, and perhaps a bit possessive. And if you spoon with a few inches of space between you, Wood said it means “I’ve got your back, you can count on me” — although it’s not as sexual as spooning closer.

Ultimately, what matters most is that you and your partner sleep in a position you’re both comfortable in. And while sleeping close together can be a sign of intimacy, sleeping with space between you doesn’t have to mean your relationship isn’t strong, or that you love each other less. As long as you’re communicating your love and appreciation for each other in clear ways during your waking hours, don’t worry too much about who spoons who and where to put your feet at night.




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.
     

What Does Your Couples Pose Say About You?


Patti shares her insights on "What Does Your Couples Pose Say About You?" for Elite Daily.

It’s super common for couples to hold hands in photos. Wood, who has been studying handholding and other forms of touch for well over 20 years, says it can reveal a lot about the power dynamic in a relationship, as well as demonstrate a certain kind of tenderness. She also says the placement of the hands can indicate which person is in control — or wants to be.
“There’s just a wealth of information in a handhold,” she says. “Typically, it reveals something about connection and control. If a couple chooses to hold hands, at least one member of the couple wants to be seen as a unit. Look for certain qualities of interconnectedness between the hands, and whose hand is on top and whose is on the bottom.”


Another popular pose is for one partner to place their hand on the other’s chest or stomach. Wood explains that this may be just a practical way for the shorter partner to stay physically connected and express affection. But she notes that it can also sometimes be a way of saying “they’re mine” because the hand forms a barrier between the partner and other people. In order to distinguish between the two possibilities, Wood often looks for subtleties in the hand. For example, a relaxed, loosely cupped hand on the chest is less likely to suggest possessiveness than a hand that’s pressed down tightly for more control.
But what about the hand on the lower back? Experts agree that can mean multiple things as well.
“It can be very chivalrous or it can have a negative connotation depending on the context of the situation,” says Traci Brown.
Wood concurs, noting that it can show one partner’s desire to help and guide the other.
“The thing to look at is — how easy is it for the person to get out of their position? That tells you a lot about the power balance.”
Wood points out that it’s a lot easier to step backwards and forward with a hand on your lower back than it is with a hand on your upper back, which may indicate a message of ownership or control.



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.
     

Great Time in Boca - Body Language and Selling Program

Pic taken before my speech

Great time speaking on Body Language and Selling at the International Shaw Convention in Boca.  And sometimes the conference where you speak is over the top cool, filled with smart people from all over the world who want to know about body language and at night you dance wild silent disco and form a hundred person Conga line and head to your yacht. Well, you want it to be your yacht. The people on it seem nice. I think if I asked, they would let me have, don’t you? I sing and dance great “yacht rock.” Heading over!



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.
     

High Energy, Interactive "Reach Out" Program

100 great people, mostly software engineers. When I say my programs are high energy and interactive I’m taking about how great my audiences are. I am so lucky. We had a blast!!

Check the video below to see the amazing energy of my audience in an exercise in my “Reach Out” motivational speech Wednesday.


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 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.