Many people are unaware of how nonverbal cues can affect them in work and social situations. Taking the time to read “The Power of Body Language: How to Succeed in Every Business and Social Encounter” by Tonya Reiman will open your eyes to an entirely new realm of personal interaction that you may not have known existed. The author has appeared on many U.S. television shows to discuss body language. Several popular magazines and newspapers have published her writing on the subject as well. She confirms what so many people have always suspected; most of what you communicate is in your actions, not your words.
This world-renowned body language pro has the subject covered from just about every angle. Reiman offers tips on gauging trustworthiness, succeeding in job interviews, face reading, and the communication differences between men and women. The book teaches you all about the subtle signals that you give and receive every day. Each chapter builds upon the ideas from the previous one. The steps include how to gain trust and what you can do to perfect your handshake and that first impression. You can also obtain a thorough understanding of what to look out for to protect yourself.
Perhaps you are a fiction writer; in that case, you can use this knowledge to craft more believable characters. When you go on a date, you will be able to tell if that person is sincerely interested in you. Your benefit could even be as simple as keeping your personal life private from your prying relatives. Of course, one of the most valuable takeaways is what body language can do for you in business. Reiman provides plenty of examples of people using body language to their advantage, but how you choose to use your new power of perception is up to you.