I just joined the site today, but have been watching the videos for a couple of weeks. I teach so much of the research mentioned in my Negotiations classes. I am so fascinated by the behavioral research of Kahneman, Cialdini, et all. Research which toppled the "rational actor" economic models.
I could incorporate more on body language. Though I touch on it, we do not go into detail.
I personally struggle with online, social media. First, I am not comfortable with the privacy issues presented and the bleed-through of circles. I was an early adopter of FB, and quickly increased my friends only to later realize I did not like having my parents, friends, students, coworkers, and such all in one community. I address audiences differently, some not even in English. FB did not have the refined levels of circles and settings it has today. However, keeping up with that takes a lot of time. So, second issue is the amount of time required to manage social media. Finally, it seems one has to a photograph junkie. I have very few pictures of me, simply because I tend to be so critical of them. (Issue for the profile picture too). Forget selfies. I don't think to take photos. I'm in the moment, not consumed with capturing the moment. When I do snap a shot, I do it quickly, so it comes out iffy. Those who take photos a lot will take, retake, have people pose- drives me nuts. They do get better shots.
Long detour on the social media piece which doesn't relate to body language directly, but it's more of our daily lives. Understanding the social environment there and adapting comfortably is something that I continue to research. I never want to be someone who forgoes real life for virtual though.
I am excited to learn more about this course.