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Making workshops more fun: lessons from the body

The body thinks in metaphor, as scientists are now discovering. And that suggests all kinds of fantastic opportunities to make workshops, seminars and meetings much more fun and effective. Here’s an idea that may be familiar if you work in an Agile software development environment: take the chairs away. The fact that people literally stand …

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How can you tell if someone’s body language is “real”?

I blogged yesterday about how you canĀ use someone’s gestures to influence them. It’s a fascinating, easy and fun technique that really works. Why does it work? Because in normal circumstances, a person’s gestures are outside their conscious awareness. In other words they come directly from the unconscious mind, from the “Elephant” rather than the conscious …

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