Body language, the power is in the palm of your hands | Allan Pease | TEDxMacquarieUniversity

  • Published on Nov 17, 2013
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    Allan Pease is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at ULIM International University, who researches and studies selling relationships and human communication. He teaches simple, field-tested skills and techniques that get results. And he delivers his message in a humorous way, which motivates people to want to use. Allan's own experience and record in the field of selling, motivating and training is equalled by few others. He is a born achiever, starting his career at the age of 10. Globally known as "Mr Body Language", his programs are used by businesses and governments to teach powerful relationship skills. His messages are relevant to any area of life that involves winning people over and getting them to like you, co-operate, follow you or say 'yes'.
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  • Princess Sophie Punzalan

    1:56 that guy releasing his steepling hands 😂😂 Anyway, I dont really like steepling hands - it looks... pretentious? 😅

  • Wakeling Wood Art
    Wakeling Wood Art 11 days ago

    wow this body language stuff is really effective and practicing some so far have seen a definite change in the way people see me and even seeing a change in my own attitude...great stuff!!!

  • Visual Friendship TV
    Visual Friendship TV 12 days ago

    If I was the dude @1:40 I'd have gone limp lol.

  • JMUDoc
    JMUDoc 15 days ago

    He said the Roman Empire existed four thousand years ago...
    but his palms were up, so I believed him.

  • XC
    XC 15 days ago

    can someone tell me , his gesture from 4:36 to 4:39 what does it mean? disgust? "body language"

  • Katrina Laliberte
    Katrina Laliberte 17 days ago

    Enjoyed how the guy in the first row who didn't have a hand-shaking-partner kept moving his head in search for a pal, I would have been the same way!

  • RLEB 3
    RLEB 3 22 days ago

    Who can i pay to write a summary on this for me?

  • Joe Piervincenti
    Joe Piervincenti 24 days ago

    I can't understand a word he's saying

  • Raminder Singh
    Raminder Singh 24 days ago

    Absolutely informative.Never heard it like this.Excellent presentation

  • Jorn Besteman
    Jorn Besteman 27 days ago

    2:29m: "If we go back 4000 years to the roman era"?! Nevertheless, nice talk!

  • Andy Peterson
    Andy Peterson 27 days ago

    Game changer, Thank you.

  • Luis Esquer
    Luis Esquer 29 days ago

    The Jedi knights used this technique a long time ago in a Galaxy far away .

  • KK KK
    KK KK 29 days ago +1

    Just like shaking hands , why dont humans shake legs?

  • Fishum
    Fishum Month ago

    I don't give enough orders to know what I use.

  • H H
    H H Month ago

    While shaking hands, it does not matter if my palm is on top or at the bottom, I don't part with money, as I am broke.

  • kim seger
    kim seger Month ago

    is that why cops hand cuff a person to stop the strange hand langaude and body langaudge THATS give me a rest home id like to be placed on a salt water beach in a cabin

  • kim seger
    kim seger Month ago

    the thing is hes not understanding is its with out touching and very fast movements of the hand is so read i have no clue to get my q answered here id really like to know how and what im saying with out knowing what im saying yet know what ive said that i dont know i mean some hand movements i make some know so dont some i would like to know what others understood kind of leaves a person percompleted

  • Julia Johnson
    Julia Johnson Month ago


  • Muhammad Farhan Uluputty

    Subtitle Indonesia pleaseeeeeee

  • karimkopra
    karimkopra Month ago

    زاهى حواس!

  • Kim Stuart
    Kim Stuart Month ago

    I'm gonna use this info and look at Ted talks and see what type of person the speaker is.😆

  • gondokist
    gondokist Month ago

    its so ironic that u use a solar micronova event as a symbol of futureproofness, jajajaja, nothing is micronovaproof, nothing even the oort clouds 😅😅😅

  • Persona Non Grata
    Persona Non Grata Month ago

    would have been even better without all the showmanship, especially in the beginning. I'm glad I resisted the impulse to change the channel.

  • Vasko Jiliev
    Vasko Jiliev Month ago +1

    That smile at 6:27 was so pure I love this guy for some damn reason, enough to comment which is super rare for me

  • Husain Shaikh
    Husain Shaikh Month ago +2

    I landed a lucrative job using this. Thank you TED. This guy is legendary.

  • Thomas
    Thomas Month ago

    I like this video. Really good information for conducting business.

  • milliondollarcharisma
    milliondollarcharisma 2 months ago

    For those who do not know, this is charisma. If you want to be a leader learn how to speak like this. I did and it's changing my life. People will open up to you and perceive you as a leader. I use to the most unconfident person. It was so bad I couldn't even lift up a phone to talk to someone who was calling me for IT support. I eventually got terminated due to a lack of confidence. I had the necessary skills but when you lack social skills you will fail. I took this to the next level and learned other things like flow for example and started to influence others. I don't make RU-clip videos but maybe I should. I use this to make others feel good and to have a good time at work cause my job is depressing.

  • Hafiy Azri
    Hafiy Azri 2 months ago


    SSHOURYA SINGH11 2 months ago

    I am dominating, this guy confirmed that xD

  • Emilio Arroyo
    Emilio Arroyo 2 months ago

    just dont let the cia have you pushing too many pencils

  • Tiktok Tiktok
    Tiktok Tiktok 2 months ago

    OHH SIR.....👌👌👌👌

  • Christine Still
    Christine Still 2 months ago

    watch Donald Trump meeting a world leader or expert military etc.: he sits forward on his chair, fingertips together between his wide spread knees. INTIMIDATED!

  • Adi Setterfield
    Adi Setterfield 2 months ago

    Loved it!

  • Ian Holt
    Ian Holt 2 months ago

    nothing like the ball earth cgi to start a great talk

  • shannon crow
    shannon crow 2 months ago

    Best ted talk I’ve seen in a while. I will use and share this

  • Siani Kumar
    Siani Kumar 2 months ago

    omg did he write that book? This guy saved my life

  • reuven segal
    reuven segal 2 months ago

    I had to listen three times to understand his English, but it was worth of that.

  • mcgeezer94
    mcgeezer94 2 months ago +1

    I wonder if two strangers fell in love after the holding hands part hahaha

  • Ann Brown
    Ann Brown 2 months ago


  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob 2 months ago

    Italian heavy breathing

  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob 2 months ago

    Minecraft villagers trying to make themselves feel confident giving you leather pants for 3 emeralds

  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob 2 months ago

    Sad Steve noises

  • By Any Means Necessary
    By Any Means Necessary 2 months ago +1

    I remember doing the finger arch while sat at a table talking to a group in Nigeria. One guy looked at me with a bamboozled look on his face and asked what the finger arching was all about. Perhaps it was a cultural thing, perhaps I did the arch out of context. A lot of Nigerians also don't understand a thumbs up.

  • Uniquely Qualified
    Uniquely Qualified 2 months ago

    I like how his mic is right in front of his mouth... he could have easily eaten that

  • AussieVapez AussieVapez _/\_

    I’m sorry but you shake my hand any which way you want... you’ll ‘never’ know what I’m thinking, and I’ve yet to fail at a deal I’ve struck. No disrespect whatsoever, but while this is a nice talk, it’s a bit old school.

  • Nathan Tansingco
    Nathan Tansingco 3 months ago

    These are real life hacks.

  • There are many usernames but this one is mine.

    His Gorgeous young wife is proof that this worse

  • There are many usernames but this one is mine.

    This is Palms down. The best video I have seen. See what I did there?

  • Sahil Dasaur
    Sahil Dasaur 3 months ago

    I knew you had an accent from the thumbnail somehow

  • Hugo reyes
    Hugo reyes 3 months ago +1

    Best Ted video 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

  • Bunneh Rose
    Bunneh Rose 3 months ago

    I came from watching a video about the pythagorean theorem KJSND time to use palms up in explaining to my mom why i failed my math test

  • Neelam g
    Neelam g 3 months ago

    I didn't even realise I was a palm up person and that it was a good thing until I saw this video, I rather saw it as a defect to use my hands so much while talking. Thanks, this made me feel better about myself

  • Madan Kumar
    Madan Kumar 3 months ago

    I've been a great fan of yours from the very teenage since when I developed an interest in psychology. last days, a friend of mine asked me for a suggestion to join a network marketing business in the firm known as Qnet (she revealed the name later). Initially, I hesitated as this type of businesses dont hold a good reputation in the market. This type of businesses lure the youths by showing them dreams of a lavish future in a short period. As soon as I came to know that they are using books written by you during their training program, as such, I gave her my consent and she joined that so called business. Now I've come to know that your popularity, brand, experience, practice, theories and tricks are being used in a very negative manner to influence the young minds to bring them in this business. Once the person invest their money (minimum half million of rupees), there is no escape for them as they were asked to entrap more persons in the same manner they were trapped by false promises of becoming multi millionaire in no time. This girl I'm talking about was not allowed to sleep more than 2 hours in a day and was brain-washed so strongly and tactfully that she didnt gave me any hint about this cheap business. When she failed to make the chain and lost her hard earned money to them, She broke away mentally and physically. She is in a state of trauma now and under debt of millions of rupees as she isn't able to work now due to depression and anxiety. I feel myself guilty for her. Since they use your name I also fell in their trap. Sir, here I'd like to mention that, had they not used your name and your books it wouldn't have happened. Now in order to save the precious money and time of more young people, I request you to look into the matter personally and disassociate your name from these type of agencies, who are using your name to trap a large number of people in our society. And also announce the same on public platforms. I'm m very much sure that you will take this matter seriously and take proper legal action against such fraudsters. Looking hopefully to you.
    Thanks and regards.

  • Michael Picheal
    Michael Picheal 3 months ago

    He definitely changed his tone and dialogue slightly the second time he asked them to move

  • king fox
    king fox 3 months ago

    Oh no I'm a 3 finger palm down pointer..

  • marilize it
    marilize it 3 months ago

    this guy is alpha male

  • Colin Callan
    Colin Callan 3 months ago

    Real shame about the audio quality. ;-(

  • Donal
    Donal 3 months ago

    2:00 lmaooo

  • foppo leeuwerke
    foppo leeuwerke 3 months ago

    What is this all about a palm reader funny guy?

  • John Horton
    John Horton 3 months ago

    I am reading his book. It is going to make a huge difference in what I do. And how I do it.