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Body Language Expert Explains Trump’s Awkward Day At The NATO Summit

It may be mere speculation that Donald Trump is compensating for something. Yes, certain behavior may give that impression.

I guess most people agree that Trump wants to be seen as an alpha male. We needn’t have to look further than to his body language to confirm that. It seems to be so important for him — that his desperately desire appears more often as insecurity than as a sign of strength. Someone with a strong self-confidence wouldn’t do it like that. Even though it is good to remember former US presidents; most of them showed some kind of bit strange alpha male behavior — even Barack Obama. That’s how US-Presidents do it! But all that is harmless in comparison to Donald Trump’s strange behavior and all the handshake gates. His special handshake style came under media scrutiny after meetings with the Japanese and Canadian leaders.

Let me analyze Donald Trump’s body language when he met Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Duško Marković and other leaders at the NATO-Summit in Brussels.

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How Present Are You?

What does it mean to be present? To be present is when a person enters a room and attracts the attention of other people. Some speaker does not even have to say a single word but the audience already feels something special is about to begin.

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What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for? Start today! Consider this: right now is always the best moment of your life. Being in the now makes it easier to handle anything, regret nothing, and love life and everyone and everything in it in all its wonderful, endearing imperfection. Nothing is overwhelming, insurmountable, or unforgivable when it is considered in moment-sized parcels. And yes: this moment is also the best to take action to live our values. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt

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Are You A Hero Or A Mere Dreamer?

Dreaming is a good starting point for a challenging journey. But dreaming isn’t enough without actions. Wishful thinking is hoping for something and waiting for someone else to make it happen. Be a hero, because we need a lot of them!

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Are You A Do-Gooder? Make The World A Better Place

Not everything is perfect in today’s world. But neither resignation, perpetual nagging nor aggression improves the situation. Neither throwing stones, eggs or cakes offer any contribution. All that is an expression that many people believe that they don’t have any relevant influence. I am convinced that the world in which even the gentle voices have a chance to be heard is a better one. Are you a do-gooder? In that case, I help you to present yourself and your offer successfully.

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Good Question!

Insights, creativity and leadership: One of the most important habits for innovative thinkers is to ask interesting questions. Questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. And questions are important tools for leaders.

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The Importance of Showing Appreciation

We all need to know that we’re important in other people’s lives. We all want to be noticed and valued. And we really need to be noticed and valued in private in business life. It doesn’t matter whether your office is a boardroom, classroom, or anywhere else. Appreciation is at the core of all healthy relationships. Most of us feel like we don’t get enough appreciation. Did you know that one of the main reasons people leave their jobs is because of a lack of appreciation? It’s demoralizing when you’re not recognized for your efforts and skills. There are a lot of people who do things for you every day. Employees, colleagues, family, and friends are expected to do their part. Do they know that you appreciate them? Let others know that you appreciate them.

Why do I believe that it is so important to show appreciation? Because…

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13 ways to ask better questions

Every question you ask should support your purpose. Questions may help you gather facts or the opinion of your conversational partner. Know which kind of information you need and frame your questions accordingly.
Plan your questions before your conversation. Outline your information goals and a sequence of related questions to help you follow the conversation and cue your notes.

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