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  • Proximity
    2m 38s


    2m 38s

    When we are talking to people, it's important that we stand at an appropriate distance from them. Not too close, and not too far. In this video, Mike learns the best place to stand when talking to Tim.

  • Making Eye Contact

    1m 30s

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    Owen doesn’t make eye contact when he has a conversation with Johnny. Johnny feels confused by this and thinks Owen doesn’t want to talk to him. When Owen changes his behavior and looks at Johnny while they talk, the conversation...

  • Keeping Personal Space

    1m 43s

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    Johnny doesn’t understand that personal space is important. He sits very close to Owen, making Owen feel uncomfortable. Once he gives Owen personal space, they have a successful interaction!

  • Listening with Your Body - Younger

    2m 25s

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    Liz and Alessandra are talking about movies. Liz is facing away from Alessandra the entire time and Alessandra becomes confused. Did Liz hear what Alessandra said? Liz tries again and makes sure she listens with her eyes, ears, a...

  • Listening With Your Body - Older

    2m 18s

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    Jeff is working on the computer when Mike and Kate want to talk. Jeff doesn't turn around from the computer, so his friends aren't sure if he wants to talk. Jeff should show he's listening with his eyes, ears, and body. Next time...

  • Your Body Language Sends a Message

    2m 4s

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    Owen doesn’t realize that his body language is sending Johnny a message. Owen has his arms crossed and is facing away from Johnny. This makes Johnny think Owen isn’t interested in talking to him. Owen needs to use his body to sho...

  • Matching Body Language to Your Message

    2m 31s

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    Mike is having a bad day. When he tells Jeff and Sarah about it, Sarah says she's sorry, but her face and body seem like she doesn't really care. Sarah learns that you tell people messages with your words AND your body. When she ...

  • Tone of Voice

    2m 19s

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    Chris and Serena are excited about the elephant movie they are going to watch in class, but Chris doesn't sound excited. His voice doesn't match the message that he's telling. Chris learns that we tell people messages with our wo...

  • Reading a Situation

    2m 0s

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    Nick can’t see that Graham feels upset. He keeps talking about his good grade even though Graham looks very sad. Nick needs to learn to read the situation before he speaks. That way he will avoid hurting people’s feelings.

  • Making a Good First Impression

    2m 26s

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    Jeff is new to the class and is meeting everyone. Kate is busy working on a worksheet and can barely muster a "hi". Jeff thinks that she must not be a very nice person. Kate learns that impressions are what people think about us....

  • What Are They Thinking About - Social Short

    2m 10s

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    In this social short, we learn how we can sometimes figure out what people are thinking about by following their eyes. If Mike is looking at his watch and it's the end of the school day, what do you think he's thinking about?

  • What Are They Thinking About - Younger

    2m 20s

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    When Andrew doesn't observe how Christine is acting, he thinks she doesn't like him. When he tries again and uses his eyes to observe Christine, he sees she is having a problem with her computer. He's even able to help!