April 27th, 2010Goldman Sachs Testimony Body Language
Let the hearings begin. Interested viewers of the beginning of today’s testimony are either getting a lesson in the business of Goldman Sachs and market making, or they are terribly confused. Beyond the actual words of testimony from various executives of Goldman Sachs are some subtle undertones of body language.
In the video above, Fabrice Tourre testifies that he “denies categorically the SEC’s allegations”. As those very words come out of his mouth in the first 25 seconds of the clip, his head tilts several times, to the left and to the right.
From the book Body Language for Dummies,
Because the head tilt can be used to indicate that what you’re saying needn’t be taken to seriously, make sure that when you’re making an important point you keep your head upright.
Does Tourre’s head tilt body language have any indication of dishonesty in his testimony? You decide for yourself. But for more information on how to better read the body language of our politicians, and financial executives, check out one or both of the books below.
Body Language For Dummies by Elizabeth Kuhnke
The Definitive Book of Body Language by Barbara Pease