Sophie Halliday Zadeh
Body Language Specialist and founder of My Alcomy
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Many people find it hard to communicate effectively with others because they misunderstand them. This is especially common with people who don’t intuitively pick up on nonverbal signals–they don’t recognise emotion signals and can’t respond to them.
To make it worse, people often don’t say what they mean. This makes it even harder to understand them. We end up having to take their words at face value, missing out on the reality of the situation.
The good news is that reading body language and expression can be learned. People who don’t have the gift of intuitively reading body language/emotion can learn how to do it. And those who are already intuitively can improve their skills even further, backing up their gut feeling with evidence of what they have observed.
My ‘Understanding Others’ coaching sessions help people to develop the ability to read body language and expressions so that they are better able to understand people. This gives them the upper hand in communication, empowering them to respond more appropriately, have better interactions and build stronger relationships.
I’ll help you to understand body language and expressions and help you to learn how to observe them in people–a skill in itself.
We’ll focus on universal body language and expressions that are innate within everyone, regardless of culture. There are seven universal expressions, so you’ll learn to spot genuine emotions of sadness, contempt, anger, fear, happiness, disgust and surprise. You’ll learn to recognise like/dislike and comfort/discomfort which could be in response to a person, topic or object.
You’ll also learn specific clues which come close to telling you that someone is being dishonest.
Once you understand the meaning of specific gestures, stance and expressions and you can recognise what they look like, you’ll start to notice them in people. This can take practise but gets much easier over time.
Before long, you’ll start to gain a better understanding of what people mean and how they feel. Keep going with it, and you can develop the skill so much that you know how people feel, even if they aren't completely honest with you.
Improvements in this area can help across all areas of your life–professionally and socially.
My TED-Ed Lesson: https://youtu.be/-hr58Yu0yDs