An Update on Proxemics

Edward T. Hall virtually single-handedly invented the science of proxemics a generation ago, studying how humans handle the distances between us.  The word never caught on, but his insights have been extraordinarily valuable to those of us who are fascinated with body language and the ways in which humans communicate with one another. As I’ve mentioned […]

Body Language Basics, Part 1

Body Language Basics, Part 1

I’m finishing out the year with a back-to-basics 5-post review of the fundamentals of body language.  In this era of #metoo, it’s incumbent upon all of us to be aware of our body language — what we’re projecting, what other people are receiving — our intention, in short.  If you were thinking of making 2018 […]

What’s Missing in Virtual Communications?

What’s Missing in Virtual Communications?

We humans learned to communicate when we dressed in skins, fought with clubs, and talked in grunts.  The human community was a frail group arrayed against monsters like woolly mammoths and saber-tooth tigers.  Speed of reaction was essential.  Instant reading of intent – correctly – meant the difference between life and death.  We learned to […]