Teaching Without Words
Nonverbal communication tells more of the story than you might realize. Maybe it’s because body language doesn’t lend itself to deception as easily as words. If you pay close attention to a person’s body language, then you usually get a pretty good idea of their real intentions. Children learn more from our actions than our words. They learn the most when our actions and words are consistent.
We usually feel at ease in our relations with people whose words and body language tell the same story. Sometimes our communications with others is full of misunderstandings. It could be because there is an inconsistency between our words and our nonverbal communication.
Rather than trying to alter your body language from the outside, take a long hard look at what’s on the inside. Are you saying exactly what you mean? Are you clear about what you want?
“Teaching without words and working without doing
Are understood by very few.”
Lao Tsu: Tao Te Ching translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English.