Body-language and nonverbal communication

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It`s attention what we need

Attention is hugely important.  It is the asset that will determine who creates value and who destroys value in the years ahead. Among other things, it will transform the nature and power of brands. If you want to hear more about it have a look …….

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From the Dragon to the Panda

A very interesting new book unfortunately only written in German. Ist on the issue of leadership, teaching and learning.

Das Buch, um es vorweg gleich zu sagen, besticht durch die breite Erfahrung der Autorin und durch die unspektakuläre Art und Weise der Darstellung relevanter Praxisbereiche, Praxisfragen und Empfehlungen.

Es gibt inzwischen viele Bücher, die sich mit der Frage beschäftigen, worauf man als Westler in China achten sollte, wenn man denn beruflich unterwegs ist. Die meisten der Bücher bewegen sich ……..auf der Ebene von Rat und Tippgeber. Das Buch von Ott-Göbel hingegen spiegelt die eigenen Erfahrungen der Autorin. Aber nicht nur das. Sie lässt ausgewiesene Kenner des kulturellen Kontextes selbst zu Wort kommen, so geschehen durch eine Verhandlungsexpertin, einen Waldorf-Pionier, einen Management-Dozenten, einen Bildungsexperten, einen Psychotherapeuten und einen Manager.

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Peaks of fluid intelligence

Now the truth about intelligence is scientifically proved. The results of this study encourage all people, especially those who still fear not to be intelligent enough.

Intelligence skills peak at different ages. This is the most important result of the latest study on intelligence ……..

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Gesture and words

Spontaneous gestures can help children to learn whether they use spoken language or sign-language. This is an important result of a new report.

It’s really interesting and important that the reported findings make clear that children have an understanding of the notions before they are able to express themselves in speech. Notion means here a gesture plus word-combination.

Children learn this from their parents. This of course, and this is another result, has been found with children who learn sign-language from their parents. Even deaf children who were not able to learn a spoken language learn a sign-language, so to say a homemade gesture-system in order to communicate.

Please read more about it via this link:

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How to taste another body language 🙂

Some time ago a new restaurant opened in Canada. Nothing important you could say.

Well, new is that there is the opportunity for a “double-taste”. One taste is reserved for food and Drinks. The second taste is reserved for body language. What could this be, you may ask. Well, as the waiters are unable to hear or speak they can only communicate with a Special sign-language. This sign-language of course is nonverbal.

How does it work there, you may ask. Well, you decide your dish and drink and will find the reference signs being pictured in the nemu.

You are now invited to order nonverbally by using this special sign-language. If you are good enough you will of course what you wanted to get. If you are not so good in the beginning, you may get a surprise dish. 🙂

Please have a look and imagine yourself being there and order a dish and a drink.

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Life long learning to be silent

“It took years to learn to speak and a life long to be silent.”

With these words the famous writer Ernest Hemingway, a master of words, brings it to the point what nonverbal communication is about.

It takes a bit longer than two years for a child to learn to speak, Hemingway’s focus is true.

Mankind belongs to the speaking and reflection species of nature. This is connected with the competence ……………..

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Books are the revolution

“But evidence from psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience suggests that when students multitask while doing schoolwork, their learning is far spottier and shallower than if the work had their full attention. They understand and remember less, and they have greater difficulty transferring their learning to new contexts. So detrimental is this practice that some r…esearchers are proposing that a new prerequisite for academic and even professional success—the new marshmallow test of self-discipline—is the ability to resist a blinking inbox or a buzzing phone.”


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How to banish earworms from your brain

Although it seems maddeningly impossible, new research suggests we really can get rid of that nagging tune that endlessly plays over and over again in our head.  

For those of you who had Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in your head for most of 2012, or haven’t been able to stop your brain from playing “Master of the House” since seeing “Les Miserables” over the holidays, you’ll want to take note.

The trick is this: …………read more

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How the body shapes the way we think

an interesting and convincing but also strange  approach to the issue of the importance of movement for developement and learning.

All of Pfeiffer`s projects contribute, one way or other, to the central theme of understanding intelligence. The central concepts which form the basis of the approach include embodiment (the physical realization of agents), morphology, system-environment coupling, dynamics, and material properties. Pfeiffer`s main research fields are biorobotics, learning and development, evolution and morphogenesis, and collective intelligence.

Pfeiffer and his collegues are convinced that movement and the ability to move are basic elements of intelligence. So, one could think that body language and nonverbal behaviour also are aspects of intelligence.

If you are interested just have a look at his book.

How the Body Shapes the Way We Think
A New View of Intelligence
Rolf Pfeifer and Josh C. Bongard
Foreword by Rodney Brooks

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 China Kurs für Manager

this is a good example to show how difficult it is to get used to the very different Chinese culture. Even if you are informed about the specific habits it is another chapter to experience the differences in real life in contrast to a role play in a workshop. A role play does not lead to certain important consequences. It is and stays to be a role play. To experience this in real life when you are for example in China always confronts you with certain real consequences. Maybe you work for a contract, maybe you are interested in getting some specific help andsoon. Facing those cultural differences produces stress in the relationship and in yourself.

Stress in this case is of course not a good advisor or consultant. Because stress mostly opens up your own, old patterns of behaviour. That means those patterns of behaviour which you ave learnt ihn your life to be the best to help to survive.


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