tv Doc Film - Gestures of Power - Politics and Body Language Deutsche Welle June 24, 2018 1:30am-2:00am CEST
no range to marriage and those who want to marry for love. a clash that's shaking families and society to the core. of my father would be angry sometimes i think i'm already dead to. commandos starts july eighth on g.w. . the world's leaders in the media spotlight perfectly staged appearances in which scarcely a detail is left to chance. to. be that bored every politician knows that the more seconds you on the big and in the front row the more people will accept you as an out for the cold arctic get. experts on body language
analyze the key moments and gestures they read the behavior of leading politicians to reveal their clever tricks. what putin is playing here is an underhanded power game how do politicians for certain cells what signals do they use for that we decide within one hundred milliseconds whether someone is a friend or a foe and who has the upper hand which gestures betray what politicians are really thinking. at the g twenty summit in hamburg the world's leaders came together to discuss global issues the meeting was also a stage with millions of spectators. while
summit opponents and revolutionary rubberneckers clashed with police the politicians were locking horns in more subtle ways often just with looks and gestures. to experts reveal what is behind this behavior psychologist more nic a much needed teaches industry executives how learned body language can influence people. she is convinced that leading politicians also carefully practice many of their gestures. we should be aware that politicians are always on stage. eyelet is one of germany's leading experts on facial expressions he reads people's faces and as far as winning over voters is concerned facial expressions and body language a much more important than content and political affiliation. the two experts will show that when it comes to the art of studied gestures today's leaders are
professionals. positioning yourself as an alpha leader is a matter of rapid tactics right from the opening moment of an encounter. the pic always reading is crucial because it shows at once which of the two figures is the more powerful that is why coming from the left is always preferential it means the back of the hand is cleansing upwards then both of you know that now you are at an advantage because the back of your hand is facing upwards not only the proverbial upper hand is important with uncle americal zz state guests it is easy to see what the greeting reveals about their relationship. is appearing in both cases the eyes are laughing they like each other by especially with maclin mccrone there is mutual touching. with trunk the touching is one sided that it will get even if the yes there wasn't even a handshake she just went past and tap. on the shoulders. of the short time.
not very presidential. faced. if a suit is in his body and on which trump always tries to appear masterful on shine on no account may he give the impression of being subordinate to some of the zakaria look for instance at how slowly he approaches angle america. the us president is the best example of brutish demonstrations of power. his way of shaking hands is notorious and feared by many. just come first he approaches the other person i know considers hand which still looks very corporative then he goes for the young can pull as it's not obvious on them. so we have a contest once he's established to primacy and then comes the pattering which
emphasizes the dominance even more. it makes a huge difference whether i do this to a person which is a sign of genuine esteem or whether i pat him and convey the feeling that he is really weak that's ankush luck next. french president emmanuel mccollum tries to defend himself by holding trump's arm with moderate success. in another possibility which trudeau used to purposely is to place your hand on his shoulder. and monica it's not monica come pull me towards a. trump likes to greet until it hurts his long awkward handshake with japanese premier shinzo abbay reads like a handbook on body language. but you can see how uncomfortable feels he's laughing but it's more
a form of stress management and. what's interesting though is comes total lack of empathy because abbe is laughing trump thinks he's enjoying it so he shakes out his hand even harder but in japan when you just smile it's a sign of great annoyance and when i feel like i'm. advisors ought to point out such things to the president but they don't seem to have made much headway. of course the times have been made to coach trump and polish him sadly they've been largely in vain he has little propre a step body self when the drum finds it very hard to assess the impact of his body language so although you can tell him to change something since he isn't aware of it himself we become changing color se and. why is a mere handshake between two statesman of such significance politicians know that their voters want a strong leader so it's important to appear the winner. when it
comes to self staging trump has natural talent a professional showman he transmits all the alpha male signals his fans are hoping for and the the billionaire. doesn't hesitate to present himself as a representative of ordinary people. and your. data only seems to have braille down ranted against those in washington and against the establishment with the same body language as someone in the public well these are people thought he's one of us and he understands especially and with this body language he became so firmly established in their emotions that even today when we endeavored with facts to show that something he said is wrong he still has an incredible number of sympathizers. but is an america first america will be first again from trump is no newcomer to the scene he's
a personality the americans have known for three decades and they know him with all his highs and lows with all his megalomania they've always said that's just the way he is and ultimately there's a basic sympathy involved that people thought ok barking dogs don't bite but now they may have to reassess your. donald trump's victorious just to cue lation is his trademark and possibly a reason for his success when trump wants to thump on the table he really slams his fist down on the left has learned how to he gets laid up that carries a lot of credibility it's different from hitting the table like this some politicians only ever do this this is so far removed from the kind of body language we would use that we get the feeling he's talking about something else that if i say we must change things or we must change things and it will happen. but how much of trump is genuine and how much is only performance the body language is not the more nor less than the message it is
a totally different form of communication on the mission and for had kennedy in the in the head if it were always about content then the politicians could send us their message by post but no we want to see them in an interview situation we want to see how they react. and that's. those are emotions and then we listen to what they have to say. ellery clinton has to go to the appearing authentic goes down well with voters but when a diplomatic stance is called for politicians gestures and especially their facial expressions can be most revealing that's because every person's features displayed emotions emotions which even trump and his fellow leaders can't entirely control either. there are what we call micro expressions facial twitches as fast as the blink of an eye for example if i say i'm angry but new to my eyebrows the way i just did it is more a sign that i am disappointed not angry. from shows his emotions quite
openly the markedly pull down corners of his mouth can often be seen when he has just provoked or insulted someone. is he something it's interesting to watch him not always nice to have some but interest and doesn't mention yeah i don't like that he pouts like a child that has just been told by his mother to tidy its room esteem. the kid and poses his lips as if to say i'm not listening to you b. it's kind of infamous your alpha women not just what trump does is not from august two thousand and seventeen a rally by white supremacists in charlottesville escalated into a street battle after a counter demonstrator was killed the president had to make a statement in words trump condemned the behavior of the right wing extremists but his features spoke a different language a condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violent trump is normally very animated in his gestures and facial
expressions and does not hear indicating that he is not fully behind what he is saying safety. uncharacteristically trump read from his script with almost frozen features unemotional facial expressions to go another revealing clue and play. so how credible are the images that politicians present themselves the russian president is fond of striking bare chested poses the message is putin is a strong leader a he man in the west such self dramatization might be thought unseemly but in russia putin uses his body language to indicate leadership qualities. and see in report whenever you see putin he's acting out power and strength from stacker. always with his poker face we should never forget his k.g.b. past it taught him right from the start to exercise self-control and how to
manipulate it that's also a part of it that's. his facial expression which hardly ever changes is a deliberate message. as of when the joy green for euphoria is involved with putin it's all roughly like this an impasse if expression was important in evolution if there was danger say in the form of a wild animal and the outside leader looked frightened people might have the words like a panicking we want an alpha leader who's facial expression remains totally stable even in an emergency. unlike trump putin does listen to selected advisors and apparently trusts their expertise. you know it's as. he has been trying to mute his body language to show less and appear inscrutable. yeah that's a yes and it said that he was coached by alan p.s. an australian expert in this field of course topple soil it seems that he helped to
team to stop using the aggressive gestures which characterized the soviet era as a whole slew. alan peace coast blood amir putin in one nine hundred ninety one when the future russian leader was thirty nine the kremlin flew in the australian body language expert to prepare selected soviet officials for dealing with western diplomats and investors. today many politicians get professional coaching for their appearances the experts teach a range of standard gestures effectively a basic repertoire. so welcoming gesture is particularly popular it symbolizes openness i've got the chance to give someone something but i can also take something that. the second thing politicians learn in
media coaching is a facial expressions like raising your eyebrows as a sign of concern if i say for instance that unemployment has risen but seems more concerned than if i say unemployment has risen zero to sixty. they are the attention grabbing gesture as soon as a politician raises his finger everyone looks at it pay attention i had something important to say. that rhythmic gestures generally occur more often in situations where they have to be convincing you see rhythmic gestures more during election campaigns. politicians also use the dominance gesture the palm of the hand simply faces downwards and the person taps on the table side tipped off dentist. does anyone operate nowadays without professional coaching. by party the situation is more intense for the politicians than for other people after all they opponents
really in the public eye in the past when one of them says something wrong or scratched their nose it was cut out today that sort of thing is kept and used instead. sure it will show us the show. putin has developed into a master of political spectacle when ten russian oligarchs want to shut down a poorly performing factory and slash five thousand jobs the president put his foot down he insisted that the tycoon sign an agreement guaranteeing the further existence of the plant. which was used as a goodwill set up that are going to be some way but he has these leanings back and in that post suddenly back and one of them forward he doesn't have to approach him and that is a huge dominant signal. well that hold that and then he focuses on the most powerful and best known figure in the group or that very pascoe one of the wealthiest men on the planet and makes him
sound like some schoolboy who hasn't filled out his excuse note and then even takes back the pan from all in all a notable perfectly sincere. because it's one from start to finish it was organized down to the last detail and newton also uses classic master race language describing others as animals reptiles cockroaches these are terms which in western europe would immediately discredit a politician and lead to calls for an immediate resignation and food good. yet hooten is by no means regarded as entirely narcissistic indeed in contrast to trump he hates grand appearances and despite his professionalism he can't hide the fact. that it's a stupendous entryway and then the relatively small figure of like me who time comes and i but he doesn't enter like someone stepping into the sunshine so to speak right from the start he totally ignores the cameras and the audience in fact
he looks down at the floor as someone who likes hogging the limelight would come in beaming like they just to be the center of attention and that shows rather be a putin's personality. he's at the very top because it's bloody me pointing east but he's actually someone who feels more at ease in the background where he can pull the strings unobserved void of food war at the fave but the teen come. uncle americal was also treated to a putin performance when she met the russian leader at his summer residence in sochi in two thousand and seven putin had his black labrador with him the german chancellor doesn't like big dogs and moscow had already been informed of that but the kremlin stated later that unfortunately the president knew nothing about the chancellor's discomfort with dogs. that couldn't play it was an underhanded power game he knew perfectly well that an america was afraid of dogs nevertheless he had konnie his labrador with him. fear of dogs it was plain to see
she tried to play it down by laughing and making a joke. but her head movements were a lot stiffer than usual sims but medical overcame her discomfort after a moment and thus beat putin at his power game. uncle americal has had plenty of experience with power conscious men she has been through a tough school once coles girl and a seemingly shy environment minister from east germany she has become one of the world's most powerful women the way she presents herself shows a tremendous development but how much of that is medical herself and how much of it is based on the advice of professionals. of course and in america has had her advisors by her side and they've worked on her in specific ways first it was about the way she comes across she simply needed to make a more powerful and convincing impression after that it was also about styling.
that knocking his dying twenty or thirty years ago everything about. clothing her hands pointed to the floor which created a lesson a jet a compression today her head is a little more horizontal so it's a clothes and she holds a hands a trunk quite this way she works against gravity and seems more energetic upbeat that's all the it indicate the ships at the start of her political career merkel still appeared uncertain and unfiltered. she hardly seemed destined for the front row but she has blossomed today with an almost legendary trademark if that is what the gesture was meant to be much has been read into the medical rhombus it's even been interpreted as a sign of the illuminati. in modify that many people wonder what the gesture is supposed to mean i always say nothing very often under the mask i had no idea what to do with her hands so she
simply formed this round this diamond with them and thus that way she felt she was standing straight with her hands under control that. she is the only politician i know of who has managed to have a body language gesture named after her the mantle rhombus. a gesture with such a high recognition value that it became an election campaign motif say she has constantly held her hands and this position for over ten years if magical had held her hands like this this this and then this we would never have noticed if i. merkel's body language concept is totally different from that of her russian and american counterparts whereas putin and trump consciously elevate their personalities the german chancellor moves in a completely different direction. as it is but saif i describe her as the master of none staging and that is the highest artist staging it always looks as if
she weren't staging herself but she leaves nothing to chance. back a good heart to so it was a small staged than practically any other politician. is constantly accompanied by a team responsible for her makeup and her team just as we do must be for the fans who are strict rules for her public appearances where cameras can be positioned which pictures are allowed they should be seen. but some old habits remain. met makar tends to adopt a crouching post just she makes herself smaller the origin of this behavior is that we do not want to stand out in the pack in the herd so we make ourselves a bit small and when she steps onto the stage and knows that the spotlight is on our she raises a hand at the same time she crouches that's why we always see maca greeting on this course. and if you look at older interviews she
seems very nervous over the years that has been coached out of her. but she still has typical movements such as this is stretching the corners of her lips which can still make you seem a bit unsure. mckelvey stays in a very narrow corridor of the house of an unemotional over all that can be dangerous populists appear on the scene headed by some shining figure which hasn't happened so far in germany and not killed will have a huge problem and easily cause is probably. one of the appearances of leading politicians virtually nothing but show and a coached facade and does this really convince everybody. yawn hendrik becca is an online journalist he invites top politicians in berlin for interviews on his youtube channel it garners clicks from the instagram generation the voters of tomorrow and an enormous target and they don't seem too bothered
about politicians staged appearances. and we claim the politicians today staged themselves so much more than in the past but they have always stayed themselves are you even very blunt was always extremely conscious of the images he produced. the internet reproduces the gestures of those in power with humor few gestures by a politician have been mocked as creatively on the web as marigolds rambis. to create a personal image that works and is accepted as i'm the same rules apply to politicians in the digital sphere as for any instagram influence you think about the image you are projecting and think about what is being said by the subtext the marketing must in them in them takes on a moment at c o two it. expressions create impressions but too much of a good thing can soon become ridiculous. when does the professional mask have the opposite impact and reveal the person's true self my mind pression is that what
staging in politics is that everyone. uses the net knows that this is pure stage and you won't get a lot of it is just show up on the bullshit detector immediately turns on when someone climbs it's not show that it's old real and authentic but that doesn't mean that stage and isn't important it just has to have credibility his team must not go off time. in their quest for votes will the politicians of the future place their faith in a smart presence and big gestures. for trump's opponent in the american presidential election that approach didn't work hillary clinton offered masterpieces of studied staging the beaming smile her gaze it was all straight out of the body language manual and yet she stumbled on the way to the white house. and also you have to simply say she is an absolute perfectionist and as we know
perfection generates aggression the human element was lacking the softness she made a very hard impression cattles a house plus your floor she lacked was emotional facial expressions and that made her seem less credible yet she should have underscored the statement with more emotion in her face and does as trump succeeded in doing that to the woman. could it be that the public secretly longs for the genuine article without the sophisticated staging. the bank using let me in my package is important in life when we go to the market and buy an apple it has to look good and appetizing otherwise we will never focus on its contents and in other words it's on its taste the same holds true for politics right from the stock to petition for fun is upstaged by body language and gestures even the best performance may fail.
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