Scott Rouse is a body language expert and analyst who trains military, police, CEOs, and business management. He is co-author of The IdeaFrame Book, and he contributes frequently toSouthernAlpha.com in a series entitledBody Language Frankenstein. Scott recently presented “How to Kill Your Body Language Frankenstein” at TEDx Nashville.
Talking about understanding body language when networking.
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87% of what people think they know about body language is incorrect.
Is crossing arms a sign that the person is not listening to you or that they are cold?
Check out Gregory Hartley.
Don’t build a Frankenstein’s Monster by trying to figure out what a person’s body language is saying.
There are no absolutes in body language.
You can tell someone is interested in what you are saying by noticing where their feet are directed when you’re speaking.
Scott dresses like his clients, so he blends in well. He is introduced in meetings and provides signals to his clients to ask questions.
Scott’s Dad was a doctor in Louisa, Kentucky, where he grew up. His Dad introduced him to the idea of reading body language in his patients.
If you pay attention to what’s going on around you, you’ll see the predator.
How to make yourself approachable at networking events and conferences.
When you shake a hand, stand slightly to your left.
We discuss handshakes and hugs.
Scott was nominated for a Grammy. He used body language when he met with record label executives.
Scott has worked with Jumpstart Foundry and is an Entrepreneur in Residence at theNashville Entrepreneur Center.
How to rehearse your own body language to appear more confident.
App Recommendations: Things.
Book Recommendation: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo.
Contact Scott at scott at scottrouse.com or on Twitter @ideabangllc.
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