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The Science of Nonverbal Communication
Episode 1 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Learn about the popular, and often incorrectly referenced, study from the 1960s that opened the door to the modern study of nonverbal communication. Understand why nonverbal communication matters so much, and learn how it interacts with verbal communication to reemphasize…
Overcome Obstacles - Demosthenes of Athens
Episode 1 of The Art of Public Speaking
Here, Professor Hale outlines the goals of the course. Then, he introduces you to Demosthenes - the ancient Greek orator whose life and career illustrates how practice, hard work, memorization, the acceptance of early failures, and other skills are essential…
The Power of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
Call it persuading, negotiating or convincing. Ethical influence is the foundation of successful leadership, management, sales, and customer service. Robert Cialdini has spent his career systematically studying the psychology of influence. In this program he reveals what lies at the…
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - With Robert Sapolsky
Tackling the serious topic of stress in his famously entertaining manner, Professor Sapolsky sets the stage on a Kenyan savannah, with a hungry lion in hot pursuit of a terrified zebra. As he explains, the zebra's fight-or-flight response channels essential…
The Meaning of Personal Space
Episode 2 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Examine the biological drives, such as territorialism, that influence our nonverbal reactions. Define the three "levels" of territories and see how they affect our reaction. Understanding this is an inherent reaction in everyone can help reduce social conflicts.
Mindset, Motivation and Leadership - With Carol Dweck
People are fairly evenly divided between those with either a growth or a fixed mindset about intelligence and talent. And leaders' mindsets, Professor Dweck shows, influence their ability to grow on the job and to develop successful teams. Leaders with…
Motivation Theories
Part of the Series: Recruitment & People Management
How do companies try to motivate their employees? What are the theories behind motivation, and do they work in the real world? What do staff feel motivates - or demotivates - them? Clip #1: "Part 1: A Brief Guide to…
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Space, Color, and Mood
Episode 3 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
See how you send signals by just by the colors you choose to wear, or the makeup and scent you apply. Trace the evolution of why certain colors or smells still send subtle and often unconscious messages. Study how the…
Face to Face
A gripping and powerful exploration into the tense world of workplace reconciliation and conflict resolution, capturing the bitterness of betrayal and the power struggles that exists behind the scenes, Face To Face is Michael Rymer's (Angel Baby) acclaimed adaptation of…
Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication
Episode 10 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
While the previous lectures explored the biological evolution of nonverbal communication, which are hard-wired into most living creatures, this lecture delves into the fascinating impact culture has had on nonverbal communication. Examine the nonverbal communication differences that are driven by…
Secrets in Facial Expressions
Episode 6 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Take a closer look at facial expressions, learning that some reactions may be superficially easy to read, while other expressions demonstrate a conflict of feelings or nuances that often get lost in the interpretation. Learn how Darwin, as well as…
Practice Your Delivery - Patrick Henry
Episode 2 of The Art of Public Speaking
Key to effective speaking is using your voice and body to reinforce your meaning. Using examples from Patrick Henry, Oliver Cromwell, Winston Churchill, and others, learn how the power of a speech lies not so much in words as in…
What Body Type Doesn’t Tell You
Episode 4 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Can we predict behavior and personality based on the body or the face? Are taller people more likely to earn more money than shorter people? What makes someone's face attractive? Dr. Frank looks at the myths and facts about how…
Spotting Nonverbal Deception
Episode 11 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
The ability to detect a lie by clues in the voice, body language, or facial expression is a much-desired skill. When under scrutiny, most people react with aroused emotions--anxiety, for example--even when they are telling the truth. Start this lecture…
Creative Confidence - How to Drive Innovation in Yourself and Others by David Kelley
Program Highlights The false premise of the "creatives" vs. the "non-creatives." How a bias to action rather than a reflex for planning speeds successes. How to achieve a structure that makes the creative process sustainable. David Kelley's human-centered "design thinking"…
Communicating Attraction
Episode 12 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Conclude the course by revealing how the ability to better read nonverbal communication can affect our daily relationships and help us have a better chance of success in all areas of life. From job interviews to doctor's visits, Dr. Frank…
Hidden Clues in Vocal Tones
Episode 7 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Probe into the nonverbal elements of the voice: the configurations of pausing, the irregularities of speech, and vocal tone. Tone includes the amplitude (volume), timbre, resonance, and pitch of the voice. How fast you talk, how much you say, and…
That's Not What I Meant with Deborah Tannen
Deborah Tannen revolutionized our understanding of gender and communication. Debunking the misconception that communication would be transparent if we simply "said what we meant," Tannen counters by suggesting that we do say what we mean--only we say it in our…
Playing to Win by A.G. Lafley & Roger L. Martin - How Strategy Really Works
Program Highlights Game-changing choices that trounce the competition. Why your goal must be winning, not just playing well. Choosing the right metrics to support your strategy. Most companies aren't winning today--not because of the economy, rapid change, or rising complexity.…
Be Yourself - Elizabeth I to Her Army
Episode 3 of The Art of Public Speaking
In order to make the deepest possible connection with your audience, it's essential to talk about yourself. This lecture provides you with advice on opening up to people about yourself - your experiences, your emotions, even your weaknesses - with…