We've all heard the old truth: communication is the key. It is impossible to lead a normal happy life without understanding and being separated from homosexuality. We've invented languages, gestures, phones, computers … basically gone to incredible lengths to communicate with as many people as we can. Yet, many of us often feel like contacting.
Here I am pointing out clearly: the need for communication is one of the basic and most important needs of human beings. We will look for ways to connect in any way, and when a traditional way, such as a conversation with a friend, fails, for example, we will turn to more and more complex methods. This need is what keeps many internet sites, coaches and business practitioners.
Oddly, in our eternal concern to stay connected, we often lose obvious opportunities and ways to connect. New York City's art museum has set up 60 pianos throughout the city, because the artist, Luke Jerram, who thought of the project, wanted to help people interact better. Jerram had seen people in public places and noticed that even though some of the same people continued to return to the same place, such as money laundering, they did not even acknowledge each other. He thought public piano might give people a better chance to communicate.
Learning to play the piano to stay connected is a great idea, but could be a bit too far-fetched. Fortunately, we are surrounded by millions of other ways of not communicating orally. One of these is body language.
We use it unconscious all the time, but physical language can also be consciously used. One of the things I teach my students when teaching them how to dance is to be aware of their body language. Once you have been aware of what signals you send quietly to the people around you, you will be much better at dancing as well as on all other aspects of your life. Think of a man standing up straight, looking people straight in the eye and smiling. Now think of a man who slouches and avoids eyelashes, or looks at the discontent of his face. What person would you buy a house from? Or even tomatoes? What person would you feel better approaching and asking them to dance?
Body language is something you use whether you want it or not. So if you find yourself wondering why people react to you in some way, it may be worth checking out what you do with your body and face. And if you need help, but think you're interested in living, there is always the possibility of finding hobbies, like dancing, or acting, where you'll learn to be more aware of your body language by doing something that you enjoy. Do I make sure that your communication skills will improve significantly when you become aware of some of the basics of your body language and who cannot use better communication skills?