To find out what makes Ocasio-Cortez so appealing to her followers, we talked to body language expert Patti Wood, author of Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma.
“She often uses very casual or colloquial language like ‘yeah,’ which would identify her with her constituency and signals ‘she’s like us,'” Wood said.
Wood said it was interesting that the congresswoman-elect has allowed her constituents a peek of different parts of her life.
Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t have that.”
Story continuesWhen asked about her overall impression of Ocasio-Cortez’s body language, Wood said it was easy to understand why she has become a political rising star.