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ScienceDaily (June 25, 2010) — Psychologists report in the journal Science that interpersonal interactions can be shaped, profoundly yet unconsciously, by the physical attributes of incidental objects: Resumes reviewed on a heavy clipboard are judged to be more substantive, while a negotiator seated in a soft chair is less likely to drive a hard bargain.
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We have conducted a study of meetings to gain an understanding
of how conversation is affected by computer use.
We videotaped five workplace meetings, noting the disruptions
that occurred, and recording people’s disengagements
when they performed tasks with paper or with laptops. We
saw evidence that people preferred these disengagements
not to exceed 10 seconds. When tasks were performed on
laptops, disengagements were more likely to exceed this
FaceTime, the newly launched marketing body for the live events industry has unveiled the findings from the industry’s first-ever psychological study of the power of live. Using new research techniques, the findings explain how live events work and reveal the unique attributes of going face-to-face with customers as part of a sales and marketing strategy.
|Our short term memory is at its best in the morning and decreases during the day. Before lunch we are most alert and after noon, our coordination is at it’s maximum. Around 16:00 / 4pm we have our fastest speed of reaction and around 17:00 / 5pm our muscle strength peaks and our heart and vascular system is most efficient. for meeting organisers: Organise the educational sessions in the morning and sports in the afternoon. Put the more difficult session (technical, theoretical, …) in the morning and the lighter ones (motivational, keynote’s, …) in the afternoon.|
|People like people more when holding a warm cup of coffee in their hands.|