July 1, 2016
Snap – Making The Most Of First Impressions, Body Language & Charisma by Patti Wood is a top-down analysis of the subject of body language.
The author conveys countless useful tools individuals can use to ascertain how people are feeling.
One of these aspects Wood focuses on rather trenchantly is nonverbal cues that individuals displace which showcase what type of emotions they are feeling.
Other notable points that the author delves into range from the importance of posture, handshakes, the depths of eyes, the positioning of feet, to hand positions, smiles, and much, much more. The author does a stellar job of showing why attention to these key areas of the human body is vital.
Example after example, the author gives various anecdotes, some personal, many not, of instances where the reader is able to glean the data she provides playing out in a ‘classic’ way. These are very helpful, and for me helped bring forth past memories of scenarios of myself of others going through rather similar situations.
All in all, the book is straight forward to understand, and its concepts are easy to learn/apply.
This well-rounded analysis into human bodily behaviour should be highly regarded and sought after by all individuals. After all, a well rounded approach to interpreting body cues is useful for most if not all people. It would be a straightforward way to increasing an your repertoire.