Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words.
Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.
Dance is the hidden langauge of the soul, of the body.
I kind of do this awkward body language because, growing up, I had a really hard time expressing myself vocally.
If language was given to men to conceal their thoughts, then gesture's purpose was to disclose them.
I speak two languages, Body and English.
Don't fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.
Body language is essential for an actress, even if you don't use your body in an athletic way. Just to be free, to use it like your voice. A body can be small and have incredible violence. A body talks.
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
Language is surely too small a vessel to contain these emotions of mind and body that have somehow awakened a response in the spirit.
In this respect, I suppose I'm the total opposite of Garry [Kasparov]. With his very emotive body language at the [chess]board he shows and displays all his emotions. I don't.
You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people's behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what's really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do.
And I have to work so hard at talking positively to myself. If I don't, it's just real hard to get through the day, and I'll get really down, and just want to cry. My whole body language changes. I get more slumped over.
The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement.
I can't just tell the guys I want the ball, I have to do it with my body language.
Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole, and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such.
The mood was terrible. You could see it in everybody's eyes. The body language was just defeated. When they put me in I was hoping I could give us some energy and try to bring us back.
A blur of blinks, taps, jiggles, pivots and shifts ... the body language of a man wishing urgently to be elsewhere.
% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words.
Language is a more recent technology. Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking.
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