Your body language will boost you to the top or keep you among the majority of people in the middle and bottom. You have less than 10 seconds and, realistically, closer to four seconds to make a good first impression on those you come into contact with.
Your Body Language Talks
There is a world of research that clearly indicates that you will be judged professionally and personally in the first few seconds of your meeting someone for the first time. In fact, your first impression is recorded and is used as a yard stick for all future communication by those whom you meet.
Whatever that first impression is going to be on your part, you want it to be intentional and on purpose.
Let’s take a look at how to talk your way to the top with your body.
Most people are completely unaware of just how much their body says and how it often contradicts what the words are saying! There are numerous elements of what we might call body language. They include your physical features, both changeable and unchangeable; your gestures and signals that you send to others at the conscious and unconscious level; and the space that you use when communicating with others. In this article, we will touch on all of these important areas of body language.
What You Look Like Really Talks!
Let’s begin with our physical appearance. Here are some astounding facts that will give you pause for thought when you consider how important appearance is in getting to the top.
Your perceived level of attractiveness by other people will be a significant benefit or detriment in your life. It isn’t fair, but it is true. People who get to the top learn how to deal with less than perfect physical features and work with what they can. Before we consider just how to increase your face value, look at the results of some fascinating studies about physical appearance.
The Power of Physical Appearance:
- Did you know that in university settings, professors who are considered physically attractive by students are considered better teachers on whole than unattractive professors? Attractive professors are also more likely to be asked for help on problems. These same attractive professors also tend to receive positive recommendations from other students to take their classes and also are less likely to receive the blame when a student receives a failing grade! (Romano and Bordieri 1989)
- Did you know that marriage and dating decisions are often made with great weight placed on physical attractiveness? A wide variety of research indicates that men will often reject women who are lacking (in their opinion) in positive physical features. Women, on the other hand, place less significance on a man’s physical attractiveness in considering him for a date or marriage. (studies by R.E. Baber)
- Did you know that in studies done on college campuses, it has been proven that attractive females (attraction as perceived by the professors) receive significantly higher grades than male students or relatively unattractive females? (studies by J.E. Singer)
Pay Attention to the Physical
There is more evidence that shows you must make the most of what you have physically.
Among strangers, individuals perceived as unattractive in physical appearance are generally undesirable for any interpersonal relationship! (studies by D. Byrne, O. London, K. Reeves)
In one significant study of 58 unacquainted men and women in a social setting, we learned that after a first date, 89% of the people who wanted a second date decided to do so because of attractiveness of the partner! (Brislin and Lewis)
In the persuasion process, attractive females are far more convincing than females perceived as unattractive. (Mills and Aronson)
Among American women, the size of a woman’s bust is significant to how both American men and women perceive the woman.
And, did you know?
- Women with a “medium” sized bust are considered to be more likable and have greater personal appeal than women with a large or small bust.
- Women with a small bust are perceived as more intelligent, competent, and moral.
- Women with a large bust are generally perceived as less intelligent and less competent. (Kleinke, Staneski, 1980)
In yet another study, we find that young men who are obese are generally considered to be slothful and lazy. Both men and women who are obese are generally perceived to have personality characteristics that place them at a disadvantage in social and business settings. (Worsley, 1981)
Can You Change Your Appearance?
Study after study reveals that how you look is critical to someone’s first impression of you. So what can you do to change how you look?
You can’t change everything about your physical appearance, but you can definitely make changes that will give you a booster shot at going to the top in your business and your personal life.
Use the Exposure Principle
Research studies tell us that the “Exposure Principle” increases our “face value.” Specifically, the Exposure Principle says that the more often you are seen by someone, the more attractive and intelligent you appear to them. If you weren’t gifted with a Cindy Crawford or Tom Cruise face, then it’s time for you to take advantage of the exposure principle.
If you don’t have the advantage of being “seen” time after time by a person or a group, then you must make the most of what you have. In other words you want to look as good as you possibly can on every given day.
Because of the significance of body image and weight, you must do what you can to keep your body weight down and your body in shape for your overall image to be as good as it can be.
Don’t Neglect Your Teeth
Your teeth will tell a tale, as well. If your teeth are yellow and look like you just ate, your face value is obviously greatly reduced. Do everything you can to keep your teeth pearly white and you will be perceived as more attractive. (You’ve already seen the benefits of the perception of attractiveness.)
When you watch the news tonight on TV, look at the teeth of every news anchor, weather person and sports announcer. They all have beautiful white teeth. There’s a reason for that, and that is positive impression management. You do the same, and you will have a boost on the way to the top.
Hair also Tells a Tale
Hair is significant to how you assess other people, isn’t it? Hairstyles can say a great deal about a person. Women with short and stylish hair tend to be perceived as more professional.
Older women with longer hair tend to be perceived as women who really wish they were much younger.
Men who are balding and try any of several ways to “cover up” look as though (and probably do) suffer from self-esteem challenges.
Men who have long hair tend to be indifferent toward what others think of them.
Men whose hair is trimmed, styled and short tend to be perceived as professional.
What is your hairstyle saying about you?
You’ve now heard some of the important facts about enhancing your personal appearance.
Remember to keep aware of the awesome power of body language in every communication and use it to enhance your face value!
Introducing The Complete Body Language Home Study Course
with body language expert Dr. Kevin Hogan
If you want to get the same training as my seminar attendees at the comfort and privacy of your own home – at a tiny fraction of they are paying- then you’ll be quite pleased with the Complete Body Language Home Study course on CD/DVD and online
This program has been designed to teach you how to understand and use nonverbal communication quickly and correctly. In most cases, you can read the REAL signs of liking, disliking, honesty or deception… in less than 10 seconds, with significant accuracy.
It’s designed for the benefit of both business and personal relationships. Why? Because the nonconscious mind, which directs almost all nonverbal communication, doesn’t know if you are at the office or in the kitchen. It just reacts.
I converted the scientific aspects of nonverbal communication into a foolproof system that even a 12-year old can understand. In this program, I’ll walk you step-by-step through the entire process. I’ll teach you all the key secrets of nonverbal communication to skyrocket your sales, get your dream date, enjoy satisfying relationships, and be successful in your daily interactions with people.
Here’s a tip that you can use today:
I’ll reveal to you how to determine whether someone likes you or not. I’ll show you how to read with precision whether they are leaning towards a “yes” or a “no.” Like any skill, it simply takes a little time investment to learn.
The payoff? Enormous. Being able to control every situation you are in.
In this course, we’ll analyze over 100 candid photos of celebrity couples in different settings. From the tilt of the head to where the feet are pointed, you’ll know exactly what they’re thinking or feeling.
Analyzing celebrity photos is the best way to learn because these people are difficult to read (They play roles that appeal to the public and are always “on”). But just like what you have already learned to see, the little cues tell quite a story – the story that the non-conscious is revealing, but the conscious mind is not.
In 2009 it was recorded that I was correct 46 out of 48 times in interpreting the nonverbal communication of Hollywood couples, as to whether they will break up or not within the next two years. No one has ever achieved that feat. Remember that these people are difficult because they “act out” to seek public approval.
In addition to the photos, you also get to watch live footage of me… teaching and demonstrating the correct movements and gestures in face-to-face situations with the help of Beth Bednar, former NBC affiliate anchorwoman.
I’ll show you what to REALLY look for, not what all the pop psychology books talk about. I guarantee that after you finish this course and use what you learn, you’ll find that your new skill has become as automatic as your instinct.
Just a note to say how impressed I am
Just a note to say how impressed I am so far with the Body Language Course. This course had been on my ‘wish list’ for about a year and I’m so glad I was finally able to purchase it.
You'll Learn Body Language Secrets That Most People Will Never Know!
Most people don't have any clue how to see the deception. It's sad. They are being lied to and are completely unaware. They don't know how to respond because they're uncertain how others feel about them. They're missing out on huge opportunities because they don't know how to act in ways that will gain admiration or trust from people.
Finally, you can stand out from everyone else! Because in just a few minutes from now, you could be unleashing the power of hidden influence with the help of the home study course.
Here are just some of the things you'll discover:
- How to enhance your face value.
- Where to sit to grab your client's undivided attention and persuade them better.
- How to know if someone is interested in you, or likes you, through their eyes.
- How to be seen as being physically attractive. Research indicates that marriage and dating, career advancement, and even judgment on smartness are based largely on physical attractiveness.
- How to look gorgeous and make more money. Studies of successful people indicate that they've added $100K to $200K to their annual income after they changed their look!
- 20 powerful tips to look perfect for your client. Exceptional advice on how to dress, wedding ring, fingernails, eyeglasses, weight, beard, make-up, teeth, hair length, shoes, jewelry, etc. Each element adds up to make you a sight to behold!
- How to be perceived as more attractive and smarter using one very simple, yet often overlooked principle.
- 10 keys to shaking hands to get people to like and trust you.
- 29 points to make a great impression. Remember that you have closer to 4 seconds to make a good first impression, and this is used as a yardstick for all future communication by those whom you meet.
- Exposed! How elections are won and lost based mostly on body language.
- How to use body language to achieve astounding results in sales, dating, and relationships.
- The right distance and positions when communicating to ensure maximum compliance and not invade personal space.
- How to be in total control of any situation!
- How to communicate clearly and with sufficient volume, without shouting.
- How to decode happiness, surprise, disgust, fear, anger, and sadness through the eyes.
- Key rules in seating location for maximum compliance.
- How to use your eyes to make any man or woman disclose or open up to you. Note: Using this eye technique will produce completely different results to a male than to a female.
- How to accurately interpret and make effective eye contact.
- How to understand and decode the meaning of different eye behaviors.
- How to use your eyes to look and send the right message, at the right time, to make yourself look more attractive to people.
- How to look into your client's eyes and instantly know whether they like you or not!
- How to know if a person is excited, frightened, attentive, aroused, or turned on by looking into their eyes.
- Body language that turns the opposite sex on and ignites their passion.
- What to do and NOT to do with your face, hands, and feet! Even the slightest mistake could mean the difference between getting what you want or not.
- Proven ways to know if someone is lying through their eyes and other body parts.
- How I knew that Bill Clinton had a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
- How to make your client fall in love with you even before you say a single word.
- How to get the response you want by exhibiting the appropriate signals.
- How to make impressive presentations to groups that get predictably excellent results.
- How to use your hand and head gestures to emphasize points.
- How posture can make you appear relaxed or tensed.
- Desirable and necessary keys to nonverbal communication.
- Step-by-step expert analysis of over 100 celebrity photos! If you can analyze the nonverbal communication of celebrities (one of the most hard-to-read people on earth), then analyzing the unseen messages of everyone else is easy.
And many more!
What's Included In This Complete Body Language Course?
Here's what's included in this Complete Body Language Home Study Course:
CD 1 - The Secret Code of Communication: Make A Dazzling Impression
CD 2 - The Secret Code of Communication: Use Your Body to Seal the Deal, Make the Sale, and Have Them Fall for You
CD's 3 to 8 - Interactive Program: Decoding and Interpreting Body Language. This is where you and I go step by step through the analysis of celebrities I've been interviewed about and uncover the true emotions behind those candid shots and poses in front of the camera. Nuance by nuance, we'll analyze the small lines, wrinkles, facial expressions, hand and body placements.
DVD 1 - Live video footage of Kevin Hogan, teaching you the most critical secrets to reading, interpreting and using nonverbal communication. It's like attending one of my $25,000 seminars, but at the comfort and privacy of your own home! Plus, you can watch me over and over until you've mastered my body language techniques.
DVD 2 - Live video footage of Kevin Hogan illustrating (with the help of Beth Bednar, former NBC affiliate anchorwoman) the exact body movements, angles and positions in face-to-face settings to get the sale, be liked and trusted, and many more!
DVD on Deception Detection - a special collection of old videos which I used to help the BBC, New York Times and everyone else know what the people on the video are thinking (includes footage of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Ken Starr, and more). You'll find this program particularly fascinating.
Secret Interactive Website - This is a password-protected site where the photos of celebrities to be analyzed are located. You will access this page while listening to CD's 3 to 8.
Successful Communicator Body Language Evaluator - Use this guide to observe others or grade yourself in any given situation. It contains a comprehensive list of body language movements, specifying those that are desirable and necessary and those that are undesirable and should be avoided at all costs.
27 Body Language Tips on a Handy Wallet Card - Put this on your wallet and use it as a handy reference to make a great impression, whether you're going to an important meeting or just plain socializing.
Isn't Body Language A Bunch of Hype?
Some people think learning is too complicated - that it's difficult to know what anyone is thinking or feeling through their body movements. As you can vouch for the photo samples above, it only takes the right knowledge from someone who does this every day.
Others are wondering why almost everything they've read about body language doesn't work. I can't blame them.
Many so-called experts who lack experience have sprung up. They are flying by the seat of their pants and are simply guessing... and often guessing wrong (from my own personal observation).
In today's world, you can't afford to be wrong or you'll waste a lot of your time, effort and money. And it could hurt you in permanent ways.
You will not spend a second on what pop psychology has put out there. The self-proclaimed body language teachers
have said all kinds of things that are not only incorrect they make no sense. Things like: crossing their arms means defensive posture; nodding means they're agreeing with you, or smiling is a good sign of liking. These are all nonsense. They will not work because they are not supported in real life situations.
I'm here to reveal genuine techniques of nonverbal communication, based on 20 (oh man) years of scientific studies and solid experience.
Once you have the ability to decode the actual feelings or thoughts behind body gestures and movements, you will attain a sixth sense that can create dramatic improvements in your life! You'll know people's mood or state simply by looking at them. You'll wonder how you're able to live all this time, without having this vital skill in your communication arsenal.
I'm Convinced, Kevin... This is the Best Body Language Course on the Planet. How Much Is It?
With the benefits you'll be getting from this course, you'd probably be expecting to invest thousands of dollars. After all, I charge $25,000.00 for day-long seminar events, and $20,000.00 for half day events around the world, teaching the same techniques you'll discover from my Body Language Home Study Program.
And even if just a small portion of the course could cause almost anyone to like you instantly, isn't that easily worth at least $3,000? That's a small investment compared to the tens (or hundreds) of thousands of extra dollars you will make using my techniques, not to mention all the people who will instantly like and admire you.
Reputable people and companies have paid me sizably, over and over again, just to share what you are about to learn. Now I want to help as many people as I can. That's why I've decided to give this breakthrough course away for only $697
This course reveals ALL the key secrets of nonverbal communication you need to know... for a tiny fraction of my seminar's cost per hour!
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Why Am I Offering This Valuable Program For Much Less Than Its Worth?
I thought that if I get enough people to see what others are thinking or feeling (through their body language), it breaks down a lot of barriers and makes communication better, more efficient, and more honest. This will cause people to have higher integrity, so I get to make the world a better place in my own little way.
Another reason is that I enjoy reading "thank you" letters from people who have increased their sales regularly. That makes me feel good.
It's also fun and fascinating to show people how they can be charismatic, and be well received by others. It's a win-win situation for both of us.
For only $297, you can be as good as anyone who is doing it professionally. And you don't even have to leave the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Plus, you can listen to the CD's and watch the DVD's as many times as you want until you master nonverbal communication (unlike in a seminar where you get bombarded with information, that you forget most of them when you get home).
Frankly, I only get paid a very tiny fraction of what you'll actually be earning when you use my body language techniques, not to mention the vast improvements you'll experience in every aspect of your life.
o it only makes sense to get it now to avail of the huge discount and to start benefiting from this information. The longer you delay, the more money you lose, and the more opportunities you waste.
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Wishing you the very best of success,
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