It is said that when talking to a person the information that we receive can be broken down as:
- 10% from what the person actually says
- 40% from the tone and speed of voice
- 50% is from their body language.
Have you ever had a child hold your head in their hands as they talk with you? It is certainly a strategy I have observed that communicates: I’m interested. I’m available to listen. You can slow down, I’m here. What have you observed about the ways in which children communicate?
- Secrets of Body Language (ismckenzie.com)