These widely-believed public speaking myths put pressure on you to do things which are not necessary. Myth #1: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it You’ve most likely heard that 7% of your message comes from what you say, 38% from your tone of voice, and 55%...
Before Copernicus we believed that the the earth was the center of the universe and that the sun revolved around the earth. That’s what it looked like and it made sense. But science showed us that it’s not the case. Today, many people believe in learning styles...
In the communications and presentations industry there are generally just two research studies that are quoted when talking about the importance of nonverbal communication. They were carried out by Albert Mehrabian and his colleagues in 1967. Forty-two years ago....
Bert Decker has written a comprehensive reply on his blog to my first post on the Mehrabian myth. However, I disagree with his interpretation of Mehrabian’s research and in a moment I’ll show you why. But before I do, I want to say that I greatly...
Mehrabian is often quoted as saying that the meaning of a message is communicated by: Your words 7% Your tone of voice 38% Your body language 55%. This interpretation of Mehrabian has been comprehensively debunked many times, but still it persists. In this post,...
Many presenters have heard about learning styles and want to know how they can take individual learning styles into account when they present. But the learning styles model has no research that backs it up: “from a neuroscientific point of view [the learning...
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