Don’t make that face

that-faceWhen speaking with another person or on camera, stop nodding your head up and down – and making faces. That’s advice I’ve given for years in crisis communication and media training for executives. Watch TV interviews, the current crop of candidates, or the people you talk to today. When someone else is speaking, most people will tend to nod their heads up and down to show they are listening. Not such a good thing if a negative thing is being said about you. Watch the head nodding and the faces you make when others are speaking. You’d be amazed what you are giving away with that.

Thanks to smarmy Martin Shkreli for inspiring today’s tip – his appearance in front of Congress yesterday was priceless. He made Congress look like the good guys. See more here¬†or the video below. Geez.

Have a great weekend,

Chief Tipster Dayna Steele

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I’ll have another tip later today for Alzheimer’s caregivers. Follow me here on Facebook to get that one. Surviving Alzheimer’s with Friends, Facebook, and a Really Big Glass of Wine is available for pre-order from Amazon here.

 

 

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