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The Importance of Learning Body Language for the Younger Generation
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by: Guido Croce
Let me ask you something. Imagine you are trying to solve a mathematical problem and it is given to you two options:
Option 1: you can solve it by using only half of your brain capabilities.
Option 2: you can solve it using the totality of your brain's power, but you have to learn a few simple concepts beforehand.
You would most likely choose Option 2, right? If you didn’t have to learn too much to be able to use your brain's full capacity you would probably go that route. What if I told you that you are not using 100% of your reading capabilities when interacting with people? Surprisingly enough, most people are in that category, being clueless of what other people are thinking.
What You'll Learn
So, in this article I am going to show you:
I want to share this information with everyone to not only be able to help
them read people but also improve their own image. That is the mission of my
Reality and Benefits of the World of Body Language
Nowadays, after graduating from high school, college or university, it's harder than ever to get a job, and learned skills is what differentiates us from the next guy/girl, when applying for a job. Although being able to read people is not actually something you can get a certificate for, it will help you reach a new level of communication with other humans.
Let's see a few applicable benefits of learning Body Language:
Let's see a few examples of where you could benefit from knowing body language and non-verbal communication.
Example 1: New Friends?
Imagine yourself in a bar and you just met a group of people. It seems to you that they like you and want to keep talking to you.
However, they are actually thinking that they do not want to talk to you and you are not wanted in the group. You didn't catch their intentions because you were obliviant to their body language signs, creating a bad impression.
Example 2: Entrepreneurship
You are an entrepreneur, you just had an amazing idea but you need funding and decide to schedule a meeting with a couple of angel investors. You start your pitch, and in the beginning they are hooked and interested. However, after some time they start to think about different stuff because your product does not interest them or there is something you did that turned them off.
How are you going to know what they were thinking if you can't read body language and assess what your next move should be? Knowing how to read people will help you understand when you should back off or keep selling and close the deal based on their reactions.
Example 3: Love at First Sight
Another example would be when you are somewhere and you see a girl/guy you are interested in and you want to know if your advances would be well received. If you were able to read the person and check for availability/invitational signs you would be on your way to getting his/her phone number.
Example 4: Applying for a Job
Last but not least, when you are applying for a job. The most important part
of a job interview is how you present yourself to the employer. The clothes that you choose to dress, the way you walk, speak and the kind of
vibes you send out all matter in creating the best first impression. Think about your last job interview. Do you think you looked confident, needy
or afraid? By learning body language you can understand how to change your behavioral
gestures in order to display a certain image of yourself, hopefully increasing
the chances of being hired.
How do I start reading people?
Deep down, in our subconscious, we all know how to read body language. It's something we call instincts. And that is what I want to bring out of you today. So, how do you actually use your instincts to read people? With the BASELINE METHOD! In essence, it's something quite simple, but it works, because it's based on the principle of comparison.
Think about the last time you met somebody. What can you actually recall from the interaction? That they were nice? What their name was? That's a good start, but I invite you to consider this step by step process:
The Baseline Method
Step 1. Meeting the person
And the big