It’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend in San Diego. From Oceanside to Imperial Beach, the beaches are sure to be crowded with fun-loving locals and visitors out to enjoy the days. There will be lots of nonverbal communications going on, including hand gestures, facial expressions, and even posture.
Want to improve a conversation you’re having today? Try opening up your body language. What’s opening up mean?
In How nonverbal communications affect rapport, we saw how the results of a conversation can be affected by the way the other person processes information. Solana Beach hypnotist and neuro-linguistic life coach Sara Lewis Murre referred to these ways of processing information as “primary modalities.” So what are these modalities?
This is one of those travelogue posts. Remember, you can click on a photo in the gallery below and it will enlarge. We did a tour of the Ryman Auditorium and the Tennessee State Museum. The Ryman started out as a church, then later became one of the world’s great entertainment venues. We did a back stage tour as well as the auditorium tour. We couldn’t take photos behind stage, but back stage is really more just changing rooms for the acts. We saw the Johnny and June Carter Cash room and the Hank Williams room. The Minnie Pearl Room is the main changing room and is reserved for the headliners. The reason it’s reserved for the headliner is that it’s the only one with a bathroom. Guess that’s why it’s for the HEAD-liner. . . groan.
Okay, this afternoon over at the museum, we walked through the ages from paleolithic to modern times. On our tour of the state capitol, we heard about the tornado that ripped out the center of the state flag. The woman that told us the story was very emotional and told us how everyone said that the tornado had ripped the heart out of Tennessee. Today, we saw the flag. Here’s the picture and, in person, it’s a shocker. The flag is about five feet by eight feet and has a perfect circle ripped out of the middle. While it seemed like the lady was being a bit melodramatic when she told the story, having seen the flag, I understand. Spooky.
And, here’s your history lesson for the day. Back in the 1800s in the days of the Long Hunters (guys who went out hunting for a year or more) they sold each deer hide that they brought back for one dollar. According to the museum, the hides became known as a “buck.” Hence the origination of the slang for a dollar.
Today was the last day of the Kiwanis International Convention. The day started out slow, as they all seemed to do, buy by nine, we had people stopping by somewhat regularly. All of the other exhibitors seemed to be pleased (as we were) with the results of the show. But, soon it was 2:00 and time to shut. down. That’s when it happens.
It’s faster than you can imagine, almost faster than you can say, “The show is over.” Almost before the announcement, one of the workers took out the side partition on our booth. The next thing you know, booth walls were disappearing all around. Meanwhile, some other guys start rolling up the carpets. Pretty soon, it’s a concrete room. Just in case you didn’t know, that carpet on the floor when you go to a trade show gets rolled up at the end of the day and stored somewhere.
And speaking of rooms, here are a couple of shots of ours. Sorry this isn’t up to my usual funny standard, but it’s been a long couple of days and I’m too tired to be funny. But maybe if you go have a few drinks and read this at about 2 am it might be better. . . or not.