News By Tag
* Body Language
* Nonverbal Communication
* Keynote Speaker
* Behavior Analysis
* More Tags...
News By Location
Blanca Cobb Shares Positive Body Language Tips on WFMY’s 2 Wants to Know
From googly eyes to smiles to touch, internationally recognized body language and nonverbal communications expert Blanca Cobb shares techniques on spotting and giving positive vibes.
By: TruthBLazer, LLC
“Smiling … a feel good hormone is what it releases. It increases your endorphins and serotonin levels,” said Cobb. “And smiling can lead to laughter.”
When asked how can you tell if someone is having a bad day from their body language, and what can one do to give them some positive vibes, Cobb stated that you can tell by their facial expressions — even when their words reflect the opposite. “Hi. I’m doing good,” Cobb said using a stoic facial expression in her example. She further explained that people having a bad day usually have their bodies on lockdown, meaning their body language is not open or inviting to engage or interact with others.
Using touch is a technique Cobb suggests to decrease stress with someone who is having a bad day. “Why do you think people go get massages? Because it feels good. But you don’t have to be a massage therapist to help,” said Cobb. “When you’re talking to someone, you just want to reach over and touch them or touch their upper arm.” “But not a creepy touch!” Rivera added.
Eye contact is another positive communication technique. “We show interest through our eyes. Think about when you look at a sunset and the vibrant colors, what are you going to do? You’re going to take in. It’s the same with people. Where do you think we get that term googly eyes? It conveys interest and likeability,”
The show which aired Monday, April 7 can be seen on demand at http://www.wfmynews2.com/
Check out all of Cobb’s body language segments with WFMY News 2 by going to www.wfmynews2.com and entering “Blanca Cobb” in the search bar.
Learn more about Blanca and the corporate and keynote programs she offers at www.blancacobb.com.
About Blanca Cobb
Blanca Cobb, founder and CEO of TruthBlazer, LLC, and senior instructor at the Body Language Institute in Washington, D.C., is an internationally recognized body language and nonverbal communications expert who uses her behavior analysis expertise and psychology background to help others break down the complexities of interpersonal, multi-generational and multi-ethnic communication.
An in-demand media guest, keynote speaker and communications coach, Blanca has been featured on HLN’s Dr. Drew On-Call, Good Morning America, CNN, USA Today, CBS, FOX, ABC and NBC affiliates as well as radio programs across the nation and quoted in the New York Daily News, The Root, Veja and Cosmopolitan magazines.
Blanca has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Psychology from North CarolinaStateUniversity. Learn more about Blanca, the corporate and keynote programs she offers, and view clips of her latest media appearances at www.blancacobb.com.
For Corporate Trainings & Keynote Bookings: