Non-Verbal Communication Skills for Personal Development

Why Would You Want To Increase Your Personal Non-Verbal Communication Skills (Personal Non-Verbal Intelligence)?

Prior to speaking, 100% of our communication is non-verbal.

When two or more people interact with one another, directly or indirectly, they are communicating mountains of information non-verbally.

Research has shown that 80-90% of what we are communicating to each other is non-verbal – and that is when we are speaking verbally.  Prior to speaking, 100% of our communication is non-verbal.

Are you aware of what you are broadcasting about yourself?

Increasing your non-verbal communication skills is about improving your relationships.  A relationship is the way in which two or more people regard or behave towards each other. Relationships include: business partners, customers, spouses, children, relatives, friends, and anyone you happen to interact with (and as we’ve discussed earlier, you don’t even have to speak to them).

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Would you agree that having good communication skills is the key to having better relationships? Can you think of any relationships in your life that would benefit from having better communication?

It should be pretty clear why you would want to improve your communication skills in general and how your life could improve if you had even better, more successful relationships in your life.  Most of us have spent an incredible amount of time improving our verbal communication skills, yet with non-verbal communication accounting for such a large percentage of what we are actually communicating, it’s hard to think of a reason why you wouldn’t want to improve your non-verbal communication skills.

How To Increase Your Non-Verbal Intelligence?

Firstly, we at Michael Grinder and Associates are recognized around the world as the Non-Verbal Communication Experts, so you’ve come to the right place. Second, your Non-Verbal Intelligence is your level of mastery of Non-Verbal Communication and your ability to recognize, label, predict the effect, and respond to non-verbal patterns of communication.

There are two primary way you can increase your Non-Verbal Intelligence:

  1. Educate yourself about non-verbal communication via MGA materials and
  2. Attend an MGA Class or Training

Educate yourself about Non-Verbal Communication:

Charisma – The Art of Relationships

Charisma-book-coverAuthor Michael Grinder
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* Why do some people seem to attract attention when they walk into a room?
* What if you could increase your ability to predict – with high accuracy – what was going to happen next?
* What if you could tap into your persuasive communicator and strengthen interpersonal relationships?
* What if you could repeat your patterns of success?
Known for his groundbreaking work in group dynamics, this time, Michael has written a book designed specifically for you – to help you create your own charisma. By identifying specific attributes that create charisma, Michael offers new and exciting communication techniques in his latest book Charisma–The Art of Relationships. [More]

The Elusive Obvious – The Science of Non-Verbal Communication

EO-book-coverAuthor Michael Grinder
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* Research indicates that 80-90% of all communication is nonverbal. Michael’s delineation of the 21 patterns of what one can do with one’s eyes, voice, body (including gestures and location) and breathing is a major breakthrough. What is amazing is that most of the patterns are cross-culturally accurate.
* The work suggests that the difference between the science and the art of non-verbal communication is the following: the science is the acquisition of knowledge (i.e., the what of the communication) and a range of non-verbal strategies and intervention to deliver (i.e., the how of the communication) the knowledge. The art is the perception and timing of when to deliver the what and how of the communication.
* Pivotal to Michael’s discovery is the emphasis on breathing. He is able to behaviorally answer the perennial conundrum of “How does the practitioner know if one has permission to interact with another person?” If the other person is breathing high/shallow, the person is in stress and the practitioner doesn’t have permission. Conversely, if the other person is breathing low/abdominally, the person is relaxed and the practitioner has permission. This work behaviorally substantiates what most of us know intuitively. The second half of the book are some common applications of the nonverbal communication patterns.
*The favorite is the adaptation of Fisher and Ury’s Getting to Yes win-win template to a practical micro level. Just like there are 26 letters that are the foundation of all words so too there are 21 patterns from which all non-verbal communication is comprised. [More]


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