Document Title

The Preacher's Body

Department/School

Graduate School of Theology

Abstract

When people come to a lecture, 55 percent of the message they receive comes from the speaker's body and face. They receive 38 percent of the message from the tone of voice, and they receive a mere 7 percent of the message from the words. These are the astonishing findings of a 1985 study of face-to-face communication conducted by Albert Mehrabian of Stanford University.

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

The Princeton Seminary Bulletin

Publication Date

2006

Volume

27

Issue

3

Pages

222-237

Document Version

Publisher's version

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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