Communicating beyond words

Why body language can be used to stand out, win trust and gain credibility
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/17/2016

When you meet someone, you hear their voice, you see their movements, and you make a very quick judgment about them, according to Mark Bowden, a Toronto-based expert in human behaviour and body language.

“This voice in your head that’s been talking about me as I’m talking to you… that voice says something about me and says something about my content,” said Bowden, founder of TRUTHPLANE, a communication training company. 

“This voice in your head is being stimulated, is being produced by a part in your brain that in evolutionary terms is about 500 million years old.”