National Body Language Day

National Body Language Day is a holiday that’s observed on the first Friday in October. This is a holiday that encourages everyone to think about their nonverbal communication. Although most people give a great deal of thought to the words that come out of their mouth, or at least we hope they do, not as many people think about what they might be saying with their bodies.

In some instances, how you hold or move your body can say a lot more than what you’re saying with your voice. That’s why we feel this is a holiday that more people should take the time to observe to learn more about their physicality and nonverbal communication.

The History Of National Body Language Day

National Body Language Day was invented in 2018 by Blanca Cobb-one of the foremost body language experts in the world. She is also a keynote speaker, body language coach, author, and media personality. She also founded TruthBlazer LLC-a company that does keynote speaking and training.

Some Interesting Facts About Body Language

We’ve rounded up some interesting facts about body language that we think will interest anyone thinking about celebrating this holiday. Let’s take a quick look at them before proceeding with the observation of the holiday.

  • Body language is culturally bound a lot of the time.
  • It’s a sign of social and emotional intelligence to be able to read another person’s body language.
  • No one, not even experts, can interpret body language 100% of the time.
  • For the most part, body language is unconscious.
  • Microexpressions work better than body language in predicting the true feelings of the speaker.

Observing National Body Language Day

This is a holiday on which people are encouraged to learn more about body language and how it impacts the way that they’re observed by other people. People can also use the hashtag #NationalBodyLanguageDay to spread the word about this day on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 6 Friday
Next year (2024)
October 4 Friday
Last year (2022)
October 7 Friday
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