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With over 70% of communication between people being non-verbal, you need to know how to act to be properly understood.

Also, if you behave in ways that people don't understand or don't like they may judge you negatively, not take you seriously, or even think that you there is something wrong with you.

For example, in some cultures it is wrong to make eye contact but in others it is expected. If you get it wrong people can think that you are insulting them.

ACTIVITY
Listen to Richard describe some other 'hidden' rules of culture. How many does he mention and what are they?

Richard Cook
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THINK
How many 'hidden' rules of your culture can you list? Was it easy to think of them?


WHY IT IS IMPORTANT: PAGE 1 OF 1


IN BODY LANGUAGE

PART 1: INTRODUCTION
PART 2: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
PART 3: FINDING OUT THE RULES
PART 4: PROXIMITY
PART 5: RICHARD'S TIP & USEFUL LINKS
PART 6: USEFUL VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Link to the general unit
Link to the unit on language
Link to the unit on body language
Link to the unit on time
Link to the unit on status
Link to the unit on relationships
Link to Federico's page
Link to Adam's page
Link to Maralde's page
Link to Chris's page
Link to Andre's page
Link to Richard, the cross-cultural expert's page
Link to the sitemap
FEDERICO
FEDERICO
ADAM
ADAM
MARALDE
MARALDE
CHRIS
CHRIS
ANDRE
ANDRE
RICHARD COOK,
EXPERT
RICHARD COOK,
EXPERT