4 Ways to Communicate With Body Language Steps Method 1 of 4: Understanding Your Own Body Language 1Be natural. Even if you were to succeed in controlling your body language "by the book", you would look fake. While there are certain aspects of body language that can be improved upon to create a more effective message, you still need to act like yourself and not be robotic. Ad 2Identify your body language patterns. 3Determine whether your body language is in sync with your message. Method 2 of 4: Gestures 1Emphasize a point. 4Keep a check on other body language signals. Method 3 of 4: Being Aware Of Your Audience 1Recognize people. 2Use facial expressions consciously. Method 4 of 4: General Tips For Effective Communication 1Touching one's face signals anxiety. 4Say what you mean. Tips Do not try to read too much into a stranger's body language. Ad Warnings Understand that people are liable to misinterpret your body language.
The Sigma Xi Postdoc Survey Meeting Planning How to Create an Agenda, Step by Step Why agendas are so important and how to create a great one Writing the Script Create the perfect meeting agenda 10+ Tips for Starting (and Finishing) Your Meetings on Time How organizers and attendees can keep meetings on track How Long is Long Enough? Determine how much time you need for your next meeting Things to Consider When Preparing for Your Meetings General considerations for any meeting, big or small Gimme a Break! It's in the Numbers? Holding Off-Site Meetings Get out of the office and get creative Eliminating Free Time Can Be a Costly Mistake Participants need quality free time during long out-of-town meetings Mind Your Meeting Manners How to conduct yourself when meeting outside the boardroom International Etiquette Practical do's and don'ts when meeting in a foreign country Beware, Globe-Trotting Meeters! Meeting Planning Cost-Savings Tips Put together an on-site or off-site meeting that's professional and within budget
PhDs praise quality effort | General Today's postgraduates expect the very best - and they get it, according to our survey. Postgraduate students are overwhelmingly satisfied with the quality of their supervision, according to a survey for The Times Higher , which indicates a huge improvement in the levels of support offered by universities. Today's postgraduate experience is so good that nearly two thirds of research students are planning a career in academe. In an online poll, carried out for The Times Higher by the National Postgraduate Committee, MA and PhD students from around Britain gave the quality of their supervision an average mark of seven out of ten. Nine out of ten was the most common score. Jim Ewing, general secretary of the NPC, which held its annual conference at Strathclyde University this week, said: "We're more used to dealing with complaints around here, but we shouldn't be surprised by the high standard of supervision being reported. Do you feel adequately supervised? Where do you intend to work?
Quote of the Day As we developed the workshop we decided that we wanted to a create a forum for child and youth care workers to better understand the complex and difficult nature of supervision in residential settings for children, to better understand and empathize with the issues their supervisor was facing, and to develop strategies to better “own their own supervision.” We were very clear that if child and youth care workers simply wait for “good supervision” to come to them, the many factors working against this happening in most agencies would likely lead them to much frustration – and for many of the more talented and knowledge-thirsty ones, on a road out of the field of child and youth care. We wanted to provide a model for child and youth care workers to pro-actively take responsibility for their part of the crucial supervisory relationship, and to feel comfortably empowered in doing so. However, in order to enact that process we felt it important to let some of the feelings drain.
Conflict management Workplace impact No supervisors spend more than 25% of their time on conflict management, and managers spend more than 18% of their time on relational employee conflicts.[not specific enough to verify] This has doubled since the 1980s. Reasons for this are "the growing complexity of organizations, use of teams and group decision making, and globalization." (Lang, 2009, p. 240) Conflict management is something that companies and managers need to deal with. Definitions Conflict There are several causes of conflict. (Rahim, 2002, p. 207) Substantive versus affective conflict The overarching hierarchy of conflict starts with a distinction between substantive (also called performance, task, issue, or active) conflict and affective (also called relationship) conflict. Substantive conflict involves disagreements among group members about the content of the tasks being performed or the performance itself (DeChurch & Marks, 2001; Jehn, 1995). Khun and Poole's model 
Assertiveness Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. In the field of psychology and psychotherapy, it is a learnable skill and mode of communication. Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines assertiveness as: "a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof; this affirms the person's rights or point of view without either aggressively threatening the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one's rights or point of view". During the second half of the 20th century, assertiveness was increasingly singled out as a behavioral skill taught by many personal development experts, behavior therapists, and cognitive behavioral therapists. Assertiveness is often linked to self-esteem. Training Communication Assertive communication involves respect for the boundaries of oneself and others. Assertive people Fogging
Power to Change – 10 Tips to Effective & Active Listening Skills Do you ever need someone to listen to you? Our mentors are available. Listening makes our loved ones feel worthy, appreciated, interesting, and respected. Ordinary conversations emerge on a deeper level, as do our relationships. In our love relationships, greater communication brings greater intimacy. Listening skills fuel our social, emotional and professional success, and studies prove that listening is a skill we can learn. The Technique. While the ideas are largely intuitive, it might take some practice to develop (or re-develop) the skills. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Have you tried and tried but your best is still not good enough? 8. 9. 10. As you work on developing your listening skills, you may feel a bit panicky when there is a natural pause in the conversation. Ironically, as your listening skills improve, so will your aptitude for conversation. Keep your relationship growing: 4 Keys to better communicationHelp!