Body language portrays 55% of what is being said while sounds contribute 38% and words 7%. It plays the largest part in the translation of the self at work forums. People read human intentions through natural physical projections of the self. The questions that we answer are; how, when, why, where, and which to use to transfer intentions.
There are hundreds of languages around the world but body language speaks them all. It takes the first four minutes for an individual to decide whether they would continue an association or negotiation, exemplary body language in these four minutes can make dignified relationships.
Charles Darwin was a pre-twentieth century influential academic of body language. His studies have been validated by modern researchers on the subject.
Albert Merhabian, a pioneering researcher of body language in the 1950’s, found that the total impact of a message is about 7% verbal (words only), 38% vocal (tone of voice, inflections and other sounds), and 55% non-verbal (body language).
Ray Birdwhistell, Anthropologist – another pioneering researcher of non-verbal communication called ‘Kinesics’, estimated that humans can make around 250,000 facial expressions. He discovered that 60% to 80% of business communication was attributed to body language and that it influenced a large part of the initial impressions at a negotiation table.
Body language plays an important role at work. People read human intentions through natural physical projections of the self.
The questions that will be answered are; how, when, why, where, and which mannerisms to use to transmit ones’ intentions.