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In What Your Body Says (and how to master the message), Sharon Sayler explains how nonverbal signs are a very influential part of communication, sometimes even more so than the verbal part of the message. Nonverbal gestures complement, reinforce, and emphasize the importance of the verbal message for the audience. Those who intentionally use nonverbal gestures to accentuate and control the accompanying verbal message are able to build relationships and large circles of influence simply because they are able to understand and be understood at a deeper level than most. Though learning about and understanding how nonverbal signals work is important, the true value of nonverbal signals comes in implementation.

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Related book summaries in the BBS library: The Nonverbal AdvantageThe Secret Language of BusinessThe Power of Body Language

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Nonverbal communication affects and influences all aspects of daily life, and its impact is widely overlooked. Successful professionals must be able to interpret the nonverbal signals everyone displays. In business, the secret language is about what is not said. The Secret Language of Business by Kevin Hogan is about reading people. Many individuals send messages they believe mean one thing but are received as something else. Not only does this cause misunderstandings but it also explains why so few people are influential.

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