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Body Language A Guide for Professionals
Lewis, Hedwig, 1945-
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1 online resource (260 p.)
'New World New Body Language' is the mantra for this Third Edition of Body Language. Soft skill is the most sought after word today in the field of management. The nurturing of 'soft skills' and the furthering of individual growth come under one such modern-day demands. Ever since the last edition of this book in 1998, there have been dramatic societal changes, owing to the increased use of the Internet. This edition factors in these changes. With illustrations depicting body positions, Hedwig Lewis aims at a systematic, in-depth and comprehensive approach to non-verbal communication in general and body language in particular.
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Cover; Contents; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Preliminary Tests; 1 - The Characteristics of Body Language; 2 - The Face; 3 - The Eyes; 4 - The Head and Torso; 5 - Arms, Hands, and Palms; 6 - Postures; 7 - Zones and Spaces; 8 - Traits and Attitudes; 9 - Body Language in Practice; References; Index; About the Author
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A command over body language has become an important skill in today's world. It is the X-factor that completes the personalities of executives, entertainers, politicians, celebrities, and many more.

After the thumping success of the previous edition of Body Language: A Guide for Professionals, SAGE has come out with this exciting third edition. Since the last edition of this book more than a decade ago, Internet and media have brought renewed interest to non-verbal communication, particularly to body language. The author has painstakingly combed through the existing text and has extensively researched online resources to add new insights to this edition, making it a cutting-edge reference on the subject.

Some of the significant new features of this edition are:

- Latest developments in the field of non-verbal communication

- Extra details that add greater depth, clarity and comprehensiveness to the text

- Modern-day observations of human behaviour and body-talk

- Coverage of typical Indian gestures where relevant

- A new section on 'Body Language in Sleep'

- Additional practical tips and suggestions

The reader is also challenged with tests and practice sessions that help develop special skills to interpret body language. With its various improvements, this edition presents a systematic, in-depth, and comprehensive approach to body language.