60 places are available for hopefuls (aged 20 to 35) to hear Dr Harry Witchel reveal the science of non-verbal communication at The Body Language of Love on Tue 14 Feb – as well as of course to find a potential future partner.
Dr Witchel is an award-winning lecturer on communication and well-known popular commentator having appeared on numerous television programmes including Big Brother. He will present an informal talk, which will extend beyond the typical over-simplification of body language.
He will then invite the audience to test out their interpretation or ‘mind reading’ abilities in a series of short exercises. Participants will have the chance to test out their new found knowledge and rotate their way round the Centre’s bar, in a series of three-minute speed dating sessions.
Dr Witchel will explain non-verbal communication in the context of an artificial situation such as speed dating. He’ll reveal the different types of dating strategies and get audience members involved in mind reading exercises. Hopefuls will have to guess whether the person opposite them is telling the truth to yes or no answers.
“Many people think they can read the body language of others. But there’s a surprising amount of error,” said Dr Harry Witchel. “People often psyche themselves out by misconstruing another individual’s body language as unfriendly. I’ll be avoiding this typical oversimplification of non-verbal communication where a ‘comic book’ approach is taken.”
The Body Language of Love is taking place at the Dana Centre – the Science Museum’s ambient and acclaimed bar and café in the heart of South Kensington at 165 Queens Gate, SW7 5HD. Entry to the event is free, but participants must register on 020 7942 4040 or [email protected] as places are limited.