Archived News - Body Language
"Body Language" is a more important form of communication than most people realise - in fact only 30% of our communication to others is verbal.
This was the subject of guest speaker Mr Vic Botterill's interesting and humerous talk to the September meeting of Eaton Bray WI.
As an ex police inspector his work gave him many years of observing other people's body language.
He demonstrated some of the various signals that we all use in different ways when communicating with other people, and the reactions to these depending on the relationship with the person we are communicating with.
Animals have the ability to instantly recognise our human body language and know if they are to be fed or go out.
Mr Botterill highlighted the signals our body language conveys to others when our personal space is invaded, by demonstrating with members, causing a great deal of laughter.
Included in the monthly business was a request for members to help in promoting our local WIs on special promotion days at local garden centres. This is part of a national WI scheme that is taking place throughout September.
Members were sad to hear of the death of Joy Cuss after a long illness. Joy had been an active Eaton Bray WI member and supported for many years, and sympathy was expressed to her family.
The next meeting is on Monday October 2 at 7.30pm in Eaton Bray Village Hall.
Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 12 September 2006