Mythbusters: The Mehrabian Myth

Mythbusters is a fun TV show where they seek out common misconceptions¬† (“is shooting fish in a barrel easy”).¬† If they ever want to bust a myth in the world of public speaking here is a good place to start. One popular mis-used (and over-used) misconception is the Mehrabian study into the impact of words, voice and non-verbal expressions on the message being received.

If you are using the 7-38-55 rule then you should see this video:

More on Mehrabian here and here.

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