Clever Carly’s MI Quiz: How Well Can You Really Read a Room?

I put your body language I.Q. to the test

Hi there, magnificent Event Planners. It’s you-know-who.

Maybe you’ve heard that how you say something is on a par with what you’re actually saying. If you think that’s baloney, consider kinesics—the entire field of study that examines the role of body language in communication. As event planners, we know presentation can sometimes make or break success, and how we communicate nonverbally is part of that equation. So how much is our body working for or—gasp!—against our message? And equally important, are we reading the signs other people are putting out? Take this quiz and I’ll tell you (in words) what your attendees probably aren’t.