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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  • MattyChamp
    MattyChamp 13 hours ago


  • danmainofficial
    danmainofficial 5 days ago

    In my opinion one of the most capturing tedtalks so far!

  • Toyslife
    Toyslife 6 days ago

    What if I have small hands

  • Mike Sloan
    Mike Sloan 7 days ago

    for a second I thought he was the fellow from hogans heroes.... and family feud .... Richard Dawson, although, he's dead now I think?

  • Đất Nền Kon Tum 0918 435 777

    Tôi thật tệ tiếng anh. Muốn hiểu ông ấy nói gì.... Ước gì có vietsub đạ tạ đa tạ !!!!
    Xem mấy video lúc trẻ có vietsub mà thấy vui. Giờ nhìn tóc ông ấy bạc trắng mà ngấn lệ... Tiếc cho 1 tài năng sắp hết thời gian cống hiến.

  • Sean Moore
    Sean Moore 11 days ago

    That was great. Allan could sell time shares to a centenarian.

  • Hojung Moon
    Hojung Moon 11 days ago

    20 seconds into this video and i immediately like this guy

  • Hip hops
    Hip hops 11 days ago

    What if I have my hands facing inwards, toward each other?

  • murphacus
    murphacus 12 days ago

    Great presentation

  • Butterfly Magic with Hot Tea

    Love it. Thank you so much!

  • James Win
    James Win 16 days ago

    That poor awkward guy in the front row on the left side all by himself at 0:55

  • Chris Bowman
    Chris Bowman 19 days ago

    He almost called them dummies when he first came out lol

  • Rajiv Solanki
    Rajiv Solanki 26 days ago

    Good one

  • Stephen L. Dean
    Stephen L. Dean 27 days ago

    Spinning ball mind control imagery.

  • v k
    v k 28 days ago

    great talk

  • Slashed Nutts
    Slashed Nutts Month ago

    A hand shake is a person's character right there. A limp soft slippery fish style effort is not a good start.

  • ELLA 4562
    ELLA 4562 Month ago

    Can I ask does this guy seem a little sexist

  • Dustin Wray
    Dustin Wray Month ago

    At first I thought this was a 1987 Running Man Remaster. He looks like Richard Dawson.

  • Владислав Степанов


  • Владислав Степанов

    Уебище старое

  • Chris Bier
    Chris Bier Month ago

    With the palms thing he didn't use the exact same words each time though

  • George Andrews
    George Andrews Month ago

    Body language, the power is in the palm of your hands: "Self love" huh? :o)

  • lotfi mouelhi
    lotfi mouelhi Month ago

    Master Trump talking,"shaking (down) and muscling"

  • RannDell D'VanDell
    RannDell D'VanDell Month ago go back to selling used cars.

  • Tomasz_AVT
    Tomasz_AVT Month ago

    Allan and his lovely SO are so knowledgeable and they can transfer this knowledge in so approachable way! :)

  • Mens Felk
    Mens Felk Month ago

    very INTeressting

  • Hoang Viet Nguyen
    Hoang Viet Nguyen 2 months ago

    This is a good talk.
    The guy had a great sense of humor, straight direction for his listeners and the topic was very informative and helpful which could help people to have a better understanding, a better way of socially interacting. ^^

  • Cheeky Dragons Nouns Anytime

    Did he start off calling everyone dummies?

  • Joe McCarthy
    Joe McCarthy 2 months ago

    Very good TEDx

  • princess étoile
    princess étoile 2 months ago

    Fantastic 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Abalam de Paimon
    Abalam de Paimon 2 months ago

    The most important thing about this body language talk is that it is 90% intuitive. We pick up on gestures, body statue, expression and mimic by nature, and if you just force yourself to do certain moves or behaviours, it will likely feel awkward to the recipient because it doesn't mirror the instinctive perception. It's why you can tell if someone is phony instantly. You might train do act a certain way in some respects, but your overall output of information will not match up.
    This is why a normal sane person wants to barf up their last meal listenting to a PC speech by any politician. They're so trained in body language and posture, they blindly repeat the "positive" outputs body wise, while not being aligned with what they're actually saying...
    While someone being genuinly truthful will gain favor.

  • geoopa
    geoopa 2 months ago

    Pretty boring talk really. Body language is so misinterpreted.

  • Balthazar
    Balthazar 2 months ago

    10:22 that second raw extreme right guy is NOT havin' it..

  • Curtis Foster
    Curtis Foster 2 months ago

    What did I just watch? The perfect speech? Masterful.

  • Peter Kontor
    Peter Kontor 2 months ago


  • Azaz Jan
    Azaz Jan 2 months ago

    It feels like he's using the placebo effect

  • Rebok Fleetfoot
    Rebok Fleetfoot 2 months ago

    body language is BS, the baseline is impossible to establish within a margin of error, and even if you could there are no behaviour metrics that apply to the individual, they apply the the statistical public, which is not about a real person

  • Ana Costa
    Ana Costa 2 months ago


  • Stuart Woodland
    Stuart Woodland 2 months ago

    Fantastic talk. Strong simple techniques.

  • Lamya Amer
    Lamya Amer 2 months ago

    I love his accent :)

  • Kasper
    Kasper 2 months ago +1

    11:20 tf, all girls are so cute .

  • Abhinav Raizada
    Abhinav Raizada 2 months ago

    Intelligent it !!

  • Lorenzo Passero
    Lorenzo Passero 3 months ago

    I wanted to point out that Rome was founded in the 8th century BC. So, it is evident that Roman age started much later than 4,000 years ago, when early Greek civilization didn't exist. Around 2000 BC Minoan society was flourishing, the first palaces in Crete were being built, Sumerians were overwhelmed by the Assyrians and Middle Kingdom in Egypt was starting to fall. In that far far age, the Italian peninsula was inhabited by tribes living in small villages. Thus, stating that Roman civilization already existed 4000 years ago is highly incorrect and shouldn't appear in an informative video.
    For what concerns the rest of the video, nice topic! It was very interesting.

  • Logan Nagle
    Logan Nagle 3 months ago

    Great talk I'm going to use this. Thanks so much

  • KingVon G
    KingVon G 3 months ago

    Okay 👌

  • bloede dh'oine
    bloede dh'oine 3 months ago

    I never knew there was such a thing as an Australian cockney accent... Caussie? Auckney?

  • Chino Hu
    Chino Hu 3 months ago


  • tiz bit
    tiz bit 3 months ago

    I've always made it a point in my life not to use body language or hand motions so I dont use any of them ;d tho I think when I'm on a sugar high or drunk I'm open handed palm up

  • Joanna Marie Dyguazo
    Joanna Marie Dyguazo 3 months ago

    he ends it, with me wanting more. haha short yet very informative talk! :)

  • Fausta Castaneda
    Fausta Castaneda 3 months ago


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    madeline levy 3 months ago

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  • Dink le
    Dink le 3 months ago

    I wonder if people like this ever consider jumping off a bridge with all the nonsense they talk about? Do they ever feel bad?

  • Lee Hailey
    Lee Hailey 3 months ago

    I love this man

  • Yep Ok
    Yep Ok 3 months ago

    I don't use my hands AT ALL when I talk.

  • hansel kane
    hansel kane 3 months ago +1

    oh, I get it !!! So the most dominant position is a pointing index finger with palm facing down. Time to be a leader then

  • Vineesh Vs
    Vineesh Vs 3 months ago

    Vow. Never thought about it. Thanks Mr. Allan Pease

  • Karim Sinan
    Karim Sinan 3 months ago

    this video is sponsored by hand sanitizer

  • Karim Sinan
    Karim Sinan 3 months ago

    i felt really forever alone for the first activity

  • Jake Goedert
    Jake Goedert 3 months ago

    this is one of my favorite ted talks, palms down

  • Crono Square
    Crono Square 3 months ago

    There are also indirect ways to come to this observation - for instance, if, in general, you strive for equal relationships with people, learning to interact in this way will be something you figure out through trial, error, and feeling out how each interaction (and considering how the actions of others feel). Part of me wants to say, however, that if your intent and how you really feel contradicts your body language, it will eventually become apparent. On the other hand, maybe it's possible that mimicking the correct body language can also change your attitude sincerely. Difficult to say for sure.

  • DoMiNo
    DoMiNo 3 months ago

    🤝Thank you😊
    I enjoyed watching this. I also agreed with what he said.. I will pay attention to my body language meow..
    His hands did make me feel a certain way when he pointed it out & used them open or dominate...
    I love absorbing stuff like this
    Thank you👉 Sir🤝 ...

  • Justin England
    Justin England 3 months ago

    Amazing insight

  • carly lawrence
    carly lawrence 4 months ago

    Throughout poll uncle term efficient act commander concept target fundamental.

  • UncleWhatIsThat
    UncleWhatIsThat 4 months ago +1

    *now if we go back 4 thousand years to the roman era* ...

  • kamlesh malviya
    kamlesh malviya 4 months ago

    Made my day... 🙏

  • commonconservative
    commonconservative 4 months ago

    and that is how to hyperspread germs

  • Ibad Bayramov
    Ibad Bayramov 4 months ago

    Why he sounds like David Bowie :D

  • Imperialx Warlord
    Imperialx Warlord 4 months ago

    Did he say “4000 years to the Roman era”? Bruh...even if the Aeneid is to be believed and the Romans are descendants of the Trojans you’d still be talking about miss them by a thousand years.

  • LAW Fanitra
    LAW Fanitra 4 months ago


  • indymyhealzor
    indymyhealzor 4 months ago

    @0:25 I wanna grab some of the dummy- participants

  • Catalin Neaga
    Catalin Neaga 4 months ago

    Allan is a legend

  • gus
    gus 4 months ago

    5am from the bar how I’m here? Idk but i like it.

  • Sallu Michael
    Sallu Michael 4 months ago

    He is faster than eminem

  • YJN Malinin
    YJN Malinin 4 months ago

    Massachusetts is best

  • YJN Malinin
    YJN Malinin 4 months ago

    Just cool men He win in all time and read trust

  • philomena phanthagia
    philomena phanthagia 4 months ago

    Good talk: teaching U how 2 become an xperb liar (both x and su). But what use is it in a interNET verse?

  • David Krane
    David Krane 4 months ago

    This guy looks like his wallet is as bloated as his belly.

  • I am Jason
    I am Jason 4 months ago +1

    This is why trump is a good business man.

  • PoNCiAnO GaRCiA
    PoNCiAnO GaRCiA 4 months ago

    Did anybody see how he looked at the volunteer in disgust at 4:38 😂😂😂he must have hurt him when he gripped hard 😂😎

  • Bruce McKay
    Bruce McKay 4 months ago

    Love the aircon.... 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  • Wergrun
    Wergrun 5 months ago

    Wow he's right, like with chimps offering their hands palm up to the leader who topics they're hand palm down

  • Matěj Černý
    Matěj Černý 5 months ago

    0:53 pooooooor girl on the right bottom third from left -____________- :D

  • ahmed negm
    ahmed negm 5 months ago

    I had to rewatch this video because I waste the first time thinking how he looks like Robert De Niro.

  • kikii1
    kikii1 5 months ago

    It's Killian from The Running Man!

  • Jennifer Rissetti
    Jennifer Rissetti 5 months ago

    me thinks a dingo ate his baybee

  • M M
    M M 5 months ago

    0:52 guy on the left.. Fail

  • Tjmaximum1
    Tjmaximum1 5 months ago

    What is this guy on lol? * 2:20 second row from the front*
    He is in a hardcore daze... He must have got the hands lol.

  • inès κ
    inès κ 5 months ago


  • Mog Wi
    Mog Wi 5 months ago

    When I give handies palm up I usually get paid more. Thanks Ted talks.

  • Chocobro
    Chocobro 5 months ago

    Both the second and third were pointing. The second one was just pure index finger. It's harder to point with upward palms.
    This talk is just appealing to people who fall for the fallacy that whoever is more aggressive is the 'alpha'. If anything, it's just showing me how egomaniacs and controlling people function

  • OhnoItsFranc
    OhnoItsFranc 5 months ago

    This guy and all his jokes, yowee

  • Jesus Castanares
    Jesus Castanares 5 months ago

    We aren't interested in narural science , psychology, food science, etc.
    We are interested in spiritual life and religion in our part.

  • Spongebob NoPants
    Spongebob NoPants 5 months ago +1

    Why the power is in your hand?

    cuz of the middle finger

  • K. Ganesan Ganesan
    K. Ganesan Ganesan 6 months ago

    All end parts of body has commanding powers.

  • Bernie Stephens
    Bernie Stephens 6 months ago

    Love this, great presentation, very engaging and funny. Brilliant!!

  • The Amazing Grace
    The Amazing Grace 6 months ago

    Thank you for those kind words! 🌸💕🙏🏼❤️

  • The ABC Jug Band
    The ABC Jug Band 6 months ago

    I saw Pease do the same talk on an Aussie midday talk show back in the 80s...I guess people haven’t changed.

  • Goodbread Johnson
    Goodbread Johnson 6 months ago

    People that use these methods are seeking to manipulate others and claim undeserved power. Learn these cues and dismiss those that attempt to use them. Do not allow yourself to be manipulated by gestures of others. THINK!

  • Khan BaBa
    Khan BaBa 6 months ago

    I freakin loved how he explained it, I could listen to him for hours and learn better then college lectures

  • Bram Goson
    Bram Goson 6 months ago

    this is my motivation teacher allan pease he is from ulim international university he talk is 100% he is a my professor