Body Language

9 Ways To Get By When You Don't Speak A Word Of The Language

Sara Graham | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

I've been with an Italian for almost five years and I'm ashamed to admit my language skills are still tipping towards sub-par. His family, all based in the lovely Tuscan town of Piombino, speak no English at all and, while my ear has improved visit over visit, I imagined that I would be much further along by now.

6 First Impression Fails

Evan Thompson | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

You can't fight science and change neural signals generated by peoples' primitive brains that tell them whether they instantly like you, fear you, or just aren't sure about you. However, you can consciously manage the verbal and visual cues you send upon a first meeting that can turn the tide in your favour. Here's how.

7 Body Language Mistakes You Should Keep Out Of The Office

Evan Thompson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living
Evan Thompson

When we meet someone for the first time, our primitive brain decides instantly whether the person is a potential ally, enemy or somewhere in between. Our minds are made up during the first critical seconds of visual contact. Too often, our instincts protect us unnecessarily by sending visual cues that say, "Stay away."

Presence Is The Key To Confidence In High-Stakes Situations

Lina Duque | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

I recently had to give a keynote speech at a university fundraising gala. I've given more talks than I could remember, but this time I was a bit nervous. I had no slide deck or notes to lean back against. It was just me baring my soul before the audience.

Gene Simmons Taught Me The Value Of A Good Handshake

Marco Pasqua | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

No matter how successful we are in life, when you take away all the awards, recognition, money, or even fame, what makes us equals is that first five seconds you get when shaking someone's hand. So, the next time you go to extend your hand to someone else's, make it count.

How to Conquer Public Speaking

Marco Pasqua | Posted 08.20.2016 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

Although we've all probably had to face the fear of public speaking at some point in our lives, it's hard to imagine why anyone would put themselves through the torture of sweaty palms, a fast beating heart, tunnel vision and a host of other side effects all in the name of delivering a message.

"Man-Spreading" Is All About Ego

Leah Morrigan | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

Is this not what man-spreading is? Puffing up to take up more space and display some form of power and superiority? Why else would a man would choose to sit in on public transit in a way that exposes his most vulnerable body parts, open to potential contact with knees and parcels at the sudden jolt of an expected brake. If I were a man, I would protect my fragile spheres, not make them targets.

The Top 3 Offenders of Public Speaking and How to Control Them

Suzannah Baum | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Business
Suzannah Baum

As a speaker, how we say what we say is crucial to our success in moving our audience. So how do we make sure that when we take that all-important spot in front of the room, we can stay in control of ourselves, and of the audience's attention?

How Cheaters Can Get Themselves Caught

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Researchers found there are two independent channels working together to enhance our engagement with these sudden looks. Without the movement, the gaze would not be as powerful. And the movement alone would not elicit the same response.

Men: Improve Your Image in 2013 With These Tips

Leah Morrigan | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

Gentlemen, if you're the type to make New Year's resolutions, make 2013 the year you take five simple steps to improve your image and make a better impression in the world. Without spending extra money, you can sharpen your image by following these simple steps, making for a more confident and memorable 2013.

Want To Be Powerful? Don't Smile

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Living

Take that frown but keep it upside down -- at least if you want to appear more powerful. According to a group of studies conducted by New Mexico St...

Quick Study: What Your Walk Says About You

The Huffington Post Canada | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...

Servers' Views On Restaurant Customers: Getting The Best Service Possible

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Living

What looks like a convivial scene is a waiter's nightmare: people at a table, chatting away, menus closed with drinks in their hands. Yet when Alex M...