Here the second in my top five brain science guys. Not that he is second to anyone, mind you. He’s just next.
Dr. Nick Morgan is another terrific brain science resource. He is an incredibly prolific and helpful man. He is thoughtful on a number of topics, but what first attracted me to Dr. Morgan was the clear way he unraveled of the language of the body. His work helps in fundamental ways with simple, commonsense advice on posture, for example, but he goes much, much deeper. His four part system for sizing up the intentions of strangers is sophisticated and detailed and revolutionary. He advises that you are well advised to look at the stranger’s left hand after you’ve shaken hands with him. Is it clenched? Hidden? Open and relaxed with the palm pointing toward you? These are clues to discovering attitude and intention with uttering a word. His discussion of the importance of gesture will change you. While his findings are based in science, he also includes ideas on paying attention to intuition and hunches.
There is something so likable about Dr. Morgan, (we’ve never met, I’m just paying attention to hunches), that I’d like to direct you to his website and in particular to this blog post that sums of the current state of affairs as far as he is concerned. And by all means, poke around on his website and read more of his writings and watch his videos. Dr. Morgan’s website.
I’d also like to make sure that you know where to buy his books. He has written four, and here are links to the two that I’ve enjoyed the most.
Power Cues, by Nick Morgan. The neuroscience and psychology behind all aspects of speechmaking. A groundbreaking book that will show you exactly how to be a better speaker.
Give your Speech, Change the Wold, by Nick Morgan This, and Power Cues, are among my top books on presenting. I return to them again. Don’t miss out. Read them. They are enjoyable and true.
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