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Here are the resources Kori mentioned:
www.sumome.com - Easily gather emails to build your list, create dynamic shqre buttons, use a heat map and page analyzer, and more. A bunch of free tools!
www.booklaunch.io - Book landing pages - Be sure to get the code from the Back Porch Writer website, so you can try the premium features. The basics are free.
www.lacbook.com - Marketing template for writers - Free tool
Finelines.org - Summer Writing Camp
If you know about author fairs in your area, please share them with us via info(at)backporchwriter.com
Kori discusses several body language basics you can use to better describe scenes within your story. She'll cover the concept of comfort versus discomfort as posited by Joe Navarro, a leading expert on body language and a former FBI spycatcher.
Facts about lying behavior
Indicators of stress, verbal and non-verbal
The seven microexpressions
Resources for additional information:
Center for non-verbal studies
All About Body Language
The Science of People
Paul Ekman Group
The Center for Body Language
Louder Than Words - Joe Navarro
What Every Body is Saying - Joe Navarro
Clues to Deceipt - Joe Navarro
What makes a healthy love relationship?
Staying involved with each other. Some relationships get stuck in peaceful coexistence, but without truly relating to each other and working together. While it may seem stable on the surface, lack of involvement and communication increases distance. When you need to talk about something important, the connection and understanding may no longer be there.
Getting through conflict. Some couples talk things out quietly, while others may raise their voices and passionately disagree. The key in a strong relationship, though, is not to be fearful of conflict. You need to be safe to express things that bother you without fear of retaliation, and be able to resolve conflict without humiliation, degradation or insisting on being right.
Keeping outside relationships and interests alive. No one person can meet all of our needs, and expecting too much from someone can put a lot of unhealthy pressure on a relationship. Having friends and outside interests not only strengthens your social network, but brings new insights and stimulation to the relationship, too.
Communicating. Honest, direct communication is a key part of any relationship. When both people feel comfortable expressing their needs, fears, and desires, trust and bonds are strengthened. Nonverbal cues—body language like eye contact, leaning forward or away, or touching someone’s arm—are critical to communication.
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Join us on Lunch & Learn with Chris & Barrett as we talk with our guest, Linda Clemons. Linda Clemons from Indianapolis, Indiana CEO of Sisterpreneur Inc is an award winning record setting sales producer as well as one of the top sales trainers in the world in the resort/timeshare industry where clients have generated over two billion in sales.
A Body Language expert trained and certified in Analytic Interviewing a process used to detect deception. Her clients and audiences such as Southwest Airlines, Nestle, MGM, White House, US Customs, FBI and Department of Defense, Major League Baseball, Hilton, Wyndham, Marriott, Starwood and other Fortune 500 have benefited from her vast knowledge in sales and nonverbal communications.
Today we have the honor of interviewing Tim Welsh. He is a contributing Editor of Age of Autism and is working for a Cruise for a Cause respite cruise for families next August via American Autism Association , Tim comes with practical hands on experience in social media to effect change. Most noticable he is a force to be reckoned with on Twitter. Tim has been heavily involved with the #CDCwhistleblower and #hearthiswell project on Twitter. Let us find out about the journey that Tim and his family most notably his son Tanner have been traveling. Tanner's last words were on July 4, 2002: "My name is Tanner My name is Tanner. " . Vaccine Injury happens . Vaccine Injury can cause Autism. Let us hear what Tim Welsh has to say on the topic and how we can help.
SPECIAL GUEST Taria Cooper will be joining us with some "toy" knowledge. Whether you want to pamper yourself, add a little spice in the bedroom or explore intimacy with your partner, Bedroom Kandi's award winning line of high quality bedroom accessories has something for you.
Before developing speech, we communicated with our bodies. We still subconsciously use those instinctive responses to express our feelings. So if you can interpret a person's signals, it's like having a backstage pass to their psyche. Listen to learn how to respond with some undercover communication of your own.
Communication can be either verbal or nonverbal. Nonverbal communication is more immediate, but more ambiguous than verbal communication. Men and women differ significantly in their propensity to use nonverbal communication, their skill in interpreting it and their means of signaling their meaning. Accordingly, understanding gender differences in nonverbal communication is important when dealing with the opposite sex.
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The Masterpiece Marriage presents "Effective Communication Strategies"
When couples promise to LOVE, HONOR & CHERISH their spouses until death do us part they are making a commitment they hope will lead to a strong marriage. Most people want to be in relationships where they care about and are cared for by their spouse, where they intend to persevere through the inevitable ups and downs, and where they have a long-term view of the relationship. One mechanism through which these goals are met is communication. Through the utilization of verbal and nonverbal communication strategies couples in committed marriages develop a sense of "TOGETHER-NESS" that sustains them through difficulties and over time.
The present number of knowledgeable American adults of the cruel act of striking America’s sons and daughters in schools with wooden boards still being legal, is sufficient for having this class of “voiceless” citizens gain federal “legislative protection” from this practice swiftly (targeted primarily at socioeconomically-disadvantaged students and those having special needs, particularly nonverbal autism).
The bill is already in the hands of the appropriate federal leader, John Kline, US Education Committee Chairman (also member of US Armed Services), having been introduced to Congress, not once, not twice, but three times by the lovely New York Representative Carolyn McCarthy, widowed through an egregious act of violence, herself (having in mind a decrease in crime through a decrease in teacher-to-student assaults).
Chairman Kline is empowered to bring this brutal form of student “bullying” by American educators to an end--he also receives a six-figured salary to do so.
Are you a parent? Guardian? Concerned citizen?
Learn more and how to help from daily posts at Facebook Group, “‘Legislative protective needs’ Met For US Citizens Under 18 by August 19, 2014”: www.facebook.com/groups/259691040902980.
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Do All Relationship Problems Stem From Poor Communication as claimed by relationship experts?
According to many relationship experts, all relationship problems stem from poor communication. Of course it sounds very logical that: "You can't communicate while you're checking your iPhone, watching TV, or flipping through the latest publication." This may or may not be truth in an unresolved relationship problem.
Here are some of the Relationship Problem-Solving Strategies that has been suggested by experts:
It has been said to make an actual appointment with each other. If you live together, put your cell phones on vibrate, if you have small children, put the kids to bed, and let voicemail pick up your calls.
Go to a public spot like the library, park, or restaurant where you'd be embarrassed if anyone saw you raise your voice and screaming.
Set up rules, not to interrupt until the other person is through speaking, and use derogatory phrases of accusations.
Show you're listening. Don’t involve or performing other chores during the meeting. Nod often for agreement and confirmation that you heard the message.
Even though those are well and excellent suggestions with the best intentions, it may or may not affect the relationship problems let alone resolve it. There must be more specific strengthening of the weaknesses associated with relationship problematic situations.
Relationship problems can always, without exception be resolved, through the increase of nonverbal communication, which is telepathic. If you don’t know much about how this resolves relationship problems immediately on the spot, you can ask Dr. Yuen, the founder of the Yuen Method, how this is done on his LIVE radio show.
SHOW NOTES: This is part of the JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series and our episode today is, “Fake it ’Til You Make It?”
This is a popular concept and we need to really explore what it means!
1) What are we faking?
2) What is confidence?
Belief in yourself that is communicated to other people. It strongly correlates to power as people believe in leaders who believe in themselves.
“Confidence,” he told us, “is the stuff that turns thoughts into action.” (http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/04/the-confidence-gap/359815/)
3) Why are we faking it?
Because it is necessary, we don’t have it and we know it. Effective (and contented) leaders (of an organization, of a family, of a group, etc.) believe in themselves and then have a much easier time having other people follow their lead.
“Success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence.” […] “When people are confident, when they think they are good at something, regardless of how good they actually are, they display a lot of confident nonverbal and verbal behavior,” [...] “They do a lot of things that make them look very confident in the eyes of others,” he added. “Whether they are good or not is kind of irrelevant.” (http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/04/the-confidence-gap/359815/)
4) So, what is the problem with faking it?
Everyone else knows that we don’t have it and are just faking it.
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Are there days when you don’t want to go to work simply because you don’t want to deal with some difficult person who works there? Do you get agitated when you pull into the parking lot and see “his car?” Do you feel if this person would just go away, your job would be a lot easier? But, that person happens to be your boss or a relative of your boss and he isn’t going anywhere! What can you do about that?
Join host, Judi Moreo, author of “You Are More Than Enough” and guest, Courtney Elizabeth Anderson, the Workplace Relationship Expert, as they explore how you can practice the “Joyful Art of Business,” and look at ways to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall return on our efforts (“joy”). Work should not be a chore. The act of engaging in professional endeavors, in any capacity (i.e., as an employee employer, entrepreneur, contractor, volunteer, paid, full time, part time, intermittently, etc.) is an expression of our ideas and creative endeavors (“art”).
You don’t want to let the negative actions and behaviors of others steal your joy. By understanding that many people lack confidence and are unhappy which affects the way they behave, and by boosting our own self-confidence, we can improve our relationships. “When people are confident, when they think they are good at something, regardless of how good they actually are, they display a lot of confident nonverbal and verbal behavior. When they are faking confidence is usually when the difficult behavior arises.” Anderson believes that truly confident people don’t alienate others. Listen in and learn how you can boost your confidence and deal with those who are currently making your life miserable.
I am on vacation so we are re-running this awesome show with Cindy Dachuk.
This week we will be discussing my favorite topic. Language! You have heard me say it before- from my experience, language is an integral part of your psychology. I chose the word language instead of communication because language is a little more specific. When we look at our language we’re considering the words and tone, and nonverbal cues that we use to communicate with others. This conveys our beliefs, how we filter outside information, and what meaning we have assigned that information in our mind. Although Professor Mehrabian found that words account for only 7% of our communication, what he meant was 7% of external communication. Because the internal communication drives the other 93%. It is the language and words we use with ourselves, in our thoughts and perceptions, that really shapes how present ourselves through our behavior. This week we will examine the nonverbal cues that account for so much of our language.