communicationwithbodylanguage-32Have you ever wondered why it is that what you are trying to communicate to someone else isn’t actually being heard—or why it’s being misinterpreted entirely? It’s like, no matter how you approach the situation, your message just isn’t getting across. It may have to do with charisma and connection—or lack thereof—more so than with the language patterns you are using.

One thing to consider is the commonly quoted statistic on nonverbal communication—93 percent of communication is conveyed nonverbally. Dr. Albert Mehrabian is known for having conducted two research studies (Mehrabian & Wiener, 1967 and Mehrabian & Ferris, 1967) on nonverbal communication. His findings pointed to posture, gestures, and facial expression as having the highest impact (55 percent) in conveying our messages, whereas only 38 percent is through tonality, leaving a mere 7 percent of our communication being conveyed through the words we speak. Read the full article here.