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Secrets of Body Language

  • Aired: 10/13/2008
    • Length: 15:16:18
    • Plays: ???
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Most people think they communicate primarily with words, but research shows only 7% of understanding comes from the words we speak. The bulk of communication 93% occurs through our gestures, facial expressions, tone of voice and body movement. Delve into the science of non-verbal signals as Secrets of Body Language exposes a fascinating world of non-verbal communication that goes well beyond words. From President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and 2008 presidential hopefuls Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, see how politicians and celebrities use the subtle movements of body language to persuade masses, establish power, and advance careers. Watch as experts, proficient in decoding how people use their bodies, their voices and their faces, deconstruct video footage of movie stars, sports figures and criminals to show the truth behind the spoken word, and see scientific experiments expose the extent to which people are manipulated by non-verbal communication, even when they are totally unaware of it.

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