“Every communication is two conversations: the content and the body language. When the two are aligned, you can be successful.“ – Nick Morgan
Did you ever do something and then think, why the heck did I just do that? Our guest for episode 288, Dr. Nick Morgan, can shed some light on that for you! He says there are two parts of every communication, and he explains what they are in this episode.
Nick is the author of “Power Cues”, he’s also a keynote speaker and one of the top communication theorists. Today we talk about the two parts of every communication, as well as how our unconscious determines most of our communication, how we can influence the emotions of others by cultivating those emotions within ourselves, the primal power of vocal tonality and how to focus on our own emotional power in crucial moments to leverage it for success.
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Nick’s early career began in the academic world. He was a professor of public speaking and earned a Ph.D. in rhetoric. Til one day a friend of his asked if he wanted to see if he had what it takes to make in the real world. The invitation was to join the governor of Virginia’s office as a speech writer. And so Nick accepted the job, pole-vaulting his career in a new and public direction.
Since the governor’s office, Nick has written testimony for Congressional members, he’s written speeches for Fortune 50 CEOs, TED talks and TV. He’s certainly well-versed in communication and the impact it has on our lives.
And one of the things he’s studied at length is the role our unconscious plays in our behaviors, our actions and our results.
He says our unconscious guides our actions, including our body language. And in order to control this we must be aware of the internal conversation happening in our minds and our bodies and then practice shifting them. When you can control your own attitude, you can reset your unconscious to dictate positive behaviors which will lead to positive outcomes.
You can confidently walk into that all-important meeting or securely ask out that amazing woman by retraining yourself to perceive the situation in a positive way. Visualization is a key tool to use. It’s what Olympic athletes do to reassure their unconscious mind that things are going to go exactly as they want and they will be victorious.
In short, Nick says we have to align our beliefs and our intent, then our body will fall in line. We shouldn’t leave it to chance, we really can take charge of our unconscious communications. It takes time and practice but there is big, big pay-off.
The finer details of this show include:
-Body language or content: which wins every time?
-How many millions bits of information is our unconscious mind taking in every second?
-What is the friend or foe zone and why does it matter?
-Why charisma isn’t something you’re born with.
-Can you read others’ body language to know what they’re going to do before they do?
-And so much more!
See the website for full show notes: http://theartofcharmpodcast.com/2014/07/16/nick-morgan-two-parts-every-communication-episode-289/
Resources from this episode:
Nick’s web site: http://publicwords.com/who-we-are/nick-morgan/
Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrNickMorgan
Power Cues, Nick’s book: http://www.amazon.com/Power-Cues-Persuading-Maximizing-Personal/dp/1422193500
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