If you’re presenting to an intercultural audience and you aren’t sure about every cultural norm, a good fallback is to watch for Microexpressions.
The tiny, automatic expressions we make when reacting to something we love, hate, are disgusted by, or excited about, are universal, and cannot be hidden by cultural practices.
What do your eyebrows do when you’re listening intently? Most of the world probably does the same.
Watch your microexpressions in the mirror so you can see them in your audience.
For more information, check out the Paul Ekman Group.
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