You’re never fully dressed without a smile, which is why lingerie models always look into cameras with a pronounced grimace. Learn expressions' true significance with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a three-hour Body Language Explained class at The Nonverbal Group (a $150 value).
Expressions, handshakes and posture unveil their hidden meanings during The Nonverbal Group’s Body Language Explained classes. Founder and CUNY psychology professor Blake Eastman leads body readers through three hours of interactive explanation designed to help students understand the body language of their dates or job interviewers and tell whether a spouse is angry from the angle of their wrist when they throw a fork at you.
Using paired exercises to illustrate points, Eastman illustrates signs of confidence, nervousness, attraction, and deception, and he shows his charges how to use their newfound knowledge in three distinct spheres: dating and relationships, work, and everyday life. After getting the opportunity to ask questions and hear key points reiterated, students take home a laminated cheat sheet that grants a distinct advantage in future interviews and gun duels. Consult the class schedule to find a suitable time to bone up on your subtlety.
The Nonverbal Group
When Blake Eastman meets strangers, plays poker, sits in on corporate negotiations as a consultant, or turns on the TV and watches politicians speak, he analyzes dozens of nonverbal clues and subtle behaviors that betray an individual's true feelings and intentions. "I've always been a natural at it," he says. "It's part of who I am." But through his education and independent research he’s gotten better and can now pinpoint every indicator that shows a person is hiding their emotions––from their microexpressions to their wooden nose growing 2 inches.
During interactive group classes Blake outfits his students' observational tool belts with the knowledge to read body language or improve their dating lives. Classes engage with multiple activities that range from video analysis to role-playing. As images of apologetic celebrities and athletes flash across the screen, Blake pinpoints telltale microexpressions that crawl across each person's face. In the game "two truths and a lie," students take turns trying to deceive each other as the class hunts for the lie and its tells. The skills in each class lay a foundation for what Blake calls a lifelong effort to learn what someone is truly thinking or feeling.
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