Body Language – How To Better Interpret What You See – Negotiation Tip of the Week

When observing your body language, do you take the time to interpret what you see? I don’t mean, if you see a cat, you recognize it as a cat and then go about addressing your next activity. What I’m referring to, especially when it comes to major decisions, is understanding how you formulate your decision based on the way you interpret what you’re seeing.

When it comes to reading body language, many experts will inform you that the eyes are the window to the soul. That’s true to a degree and not so truthful. The one consideration that has to be factored in that analysis is the interpreter. That means, per the way each of us see ourselves, we see the world. Thus, if we say someone looks up and to the left, they’re recalling something that’s occurred in the past, we may be right. We could also be wrong if that person’s inclination is to look up and to the left when considering future activities. Therefore, we must know how that person uses her eyes to gain a higher level of perspective per what that person is doing at that time. That’s one aspect per how we perceive that person. The other aspect that we should consider is why we’re giving the meaning to that person’s actions (i.e. what we really saw). If you’ve observed the person’s eye movement throughout a conversation and you note that she looks up and to the left when considering future activities, you have a foundation upon which to base your assumptions. Ergo, be sure to base your perception and what you see on a firm foundation, not just conjecture. To do so otherwise could cause you to fall prey to your lying eyes attempting to convince you that you’re seeing the truth. Your eyes may not lie to you, but they can be lied to, which could place you in a quagmire.

Consider the following checklist, based on the importance of the decision.

  1. Ask why you’re interpreting what you see the way you’re interpreting it.
  2. Ask yourself what you’re not seeing or taking into account per what you’re seeing.
  3. Consider how you might alter your perspective by looking at the situation differently.
  4. Ask, if I continue to see something from the same perspective, where might it lead my thoughts.
  5. How long do I need to think about this? Should I take a break, and if so for how long before I can revisit and possibly reframe what I’m seeing.

It’s been said that seeing is believing. That’s true to some degree because to a degree we see what we expect to see; that has to do with the way our brain perceives motion, fills in voids, etc. The point is, while we believe our eyes don’t lie to us, we can believe a lie that we see. Thus, always be mindful about how you glean some clues as to what someone is thinking, based on the movement of their eyes. Eye movement is part of the puzzle. To be more exact, look for clusters of body movements (i.e. hands, head, feet, etc.) to add validity to your assessment.

The better you become at deciphering how you interpreted what your eyes see, the better you’ll be able to read body language. Then, you’ll be more certain about believing what your eyes are telling you… and everything will be right with the world.

Remember, you’re always negotiating!

So Why Do Quadcopters Make Great Christmas Presents?

If you are looking for that perfect Christmas present this year for boys (and girls!) of all ages then you really should look at one of the many different choices of quadcopters and drones that are available today!

You really want that excitement and that sheer look of happiness when they open their presents Christmas morning and once they unwrap their new drone or copter… well, you will not have to wonder if you have got it right. The smiles and wide eyes will tell you clearly enough!

Why Quadcopters Make Great Christmas Presents #1:

Quadcopters are still relatively new technology, well, at least when we are talking about as a commercially available toy. Sure, they have been around for a little while now however up until recent times, they have been very expensive and not nearly geared and built as much for fun as they are today. What this means is that a new quadcopter is not going to be under every single tree so there will be quite a lot of uniqueness and also, envy from your children’s friends! It is probably also the very first time they have received such a toy and let me tell you, a drone or quadcopter really is a toy like no other!

Why Quadcopters Make Great Christmas Presents #2:

They appeal to all everybody and all ages too! Quadcopters are a huge amount of fun and they aren’t just for boys either! Girls also love being “pilots” and enjoying the thrill of commanding their drone either just around the skies or performing intricate stunts and manoeuvres. And these bad boys of the sky aren’t just for kids either. From as young as 7 years old right up to grandparents, there is a drone or quadcopter that will suit.

Why Quadcopters Make Great Christmas Presents #3:

There is an absolutely HUGE range of quadcopters for sale that will cater to any budget and also please the most demanding of “pilots.” From a small entry level quadcopter that can fit into the palm of your hand, right up to an incredibly advanced… and expensive version that costs more than the average family car! Want four propellers? No problem? How about an eight propeller octocopter? Too easy! Want a protective circular cage around your drone or maybe perhaps even in the shape of a fighter jet? There are so many different options available to you! Just go down to your favorite RC store, choose what you want and you are ready to go!

Why Quadcopters Make Great Christmas Presents #4:

These awesome machines are not only accessible to everyone, but they are easy to learn for everyone as well. You do not need to have any special skills or aeronautical experience but you will need some patience and of course, time to practice. Many of these models today are flyable right out of the box but as with everything good in life, you will need to practice and fully understand your new drone in order to get the most out of it.

It’s clear to see that I think quadcopters are awesome! So much fun, such amazing technology and many with brilliant features that allow extreme aerobatics, return to base features, and of course the ability to come with or add cameras such as GoPro’s which open up a whole new world of vision and experiences. And let’s not forget about the growing movement of drone racing! Now this really is an exciting new field!

Entrepreneurs — Start Marketing Your Business Using Strong Presentation Skills

An excellent way to let others know about your business is to give presentations. I know that a good majority entrepreneurs haven’t done a great deal of public speaking — if any. So, in this article, I share ways on how to give presentations that will urge your listeners to hire you.

What if you don’t have the speaking skills you will need to do a powerful presentation? Or, you have some skills but want to perfect them?

  • First, visit and join a local Toastmasters club. I have seen members go from abject fear (their mouth is so dry they could hardly speak above a whisper) to feeling comfortable presenting to a large group. You will also meet others who can introduce you to potential clients.
  • Next, sign up to give a speech as often as possible.Most Toastmasters clubs meet weekly. I was always prepared — even when not scheduled — in case someone didn’t show up.
  • Before you know it, you will start feeling great about presenting.

Now that you have the skills and the confidence, prepare a folder with your basic information, the title of your talk and your availability. Your title should address a problem that the members of the groups to whom you wish to speak are experiencing or a topic that would be of interest to the group.

Be sure to include a one-sheet which covers what qualifies you to be an expert in your area, what are the objectives of the talk and what will be the benefits to the participants. Follow up after your direct mailing to start lining up some presentation dates. many groups will be delighted if you offer a free talk or workshop, but you can also speak for a fee. Or, another alternative is that if you do have products, you might ask the groups if you can sell them at their event(s).

All right, you are ready.Your presentation skills are powerful. You have a burning topic, and you have some venues lined up. Just remember the following: Make sure that you share excellent information that your listeners want to hear.

So, get busy with developing your speaking prowess, and use it to market your business like crazy. It will not only pay off, it will also be fun. Remember that powerful presentation skills will always serve you well — no matter what business you are in!