Matthew Kohut claims people make a decision with a tenth of a second about a person’s warmth. Projecting a sense of warmth is imperative for teachers. Matthew and co-author John Neffinger, said in Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential that character is how one chooses to be not the way one is born.
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Matthew Kohut- Show #81 – The Two Hidden Qualities of Effective Educators
Based upon research in social science, Matthew Kohut claims there are universal metaphors that cue our bodies via hormonal boosts to trust people. Humans can influence their public speaking abilities by body pose and influence others with non-verbal communication. Matthew reminds us to align the visual, the vocal, and the verbal when speaking to others. These are three channels that are most effective when they work together. Matthew reminds us effective educators also project a sense of strength and warmth. Listen now to find out more on this research about the qualities on which our social judgements hinge.
5 Useful Things to Gain from Listening to this Show
- The ideal pose to take before you speak
- Warmth and Strength and how they impact you as a teacher (and are different for men and women)
- What is embodied cognition?
- How do we decide what people we will trust and like?
- What is some interesting research to help me understand how my body impacts how others view me?