Media Appearances

Chris Ulrich is frequently called upon by the media to speak about his expertise in body language and presentation skills.

How improviser Chris Ulrich would spend a perfect day in D.C.

By Thomas Floyd

Feb. 8, 2021

Back when Chris Ulrich was working as a domestic policy adviser for Vice President Al Gore, his Connecticut Avenue commute took him on a daily stroll past the DC Improv . Often, the Robin Williams-obsessed comedy junkie would pause and consider signing up for an improv class before burying that impulse. “I was afraid,” he says.

Body Language Optimization for Thought Leaders

By Leah Walsh

Chris is a body language expert, political consultant, improvisational actor, and personal coach. He is the founder of CU in the Moment, a company with a multi-disciplined approach to educating clients about how to use body language, executive presence and effective communication skills to bring out the best in themselves both professionally and personally and to inspire the best in others.

Here’s what body language experts are saying about the first 2020 presidential debate

By Jaclyn Reiss Globe

September 30, 2020

Chris Ulrich, a behavioral body language expert based in Washington, D.C., said Trump’s gestures showed he was “on the attack today,” while Biden’s body language remained opened, portraying an overall calm demeanor.

“There were moments where Trump got to him, which for Biden undermines his approach as a statesman,” Ulrich said.

Chris Ulrich discusses 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's enthusiastic hand gestures

March 14, 2019

Chris Ulrich discusses the Power Dynamics between President Trump and Kim Jong-un on CNN’s Newsroom with Brook Baldwin

June 12, 2018
Chris Ulrich analyzes President Trump’s handshakes with world leaders in the New York Times (July 14, 2017). Click the link below to read the article… All the President’s Handshakes (New York Times)
What are couples and friends saying to each other all the time without saying a word. Working with Soul Pancake, Chris Ulrich takes a look at nonverbal that may have an effect on our ability to build trust.
Chris Ulrich discusses Michael Jordan’s iconic shrug 25 years later on ESPN’s SportsCenter. That moment has spawned countless imitators over the years. (June 3, 2017)
Chris Ulrich’s TEDxTysonsSalon Talk – Finding Yourself Through Improvisation
Chris Ulrich Discusses President Trump’s Awkward Visit with Angela Merkel on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront (March 16, 2017).
Chris Ulrich Discusses Trump’s Awkward Handshakes with CNN’s Jeanne Moos (February 13, 2017).

Chris Ulrich Discusses Obama Trump Meeting on Good Morning America

November 11, 2016
Chris Ulrich Discusses The Third Presidential Debate on Good Morning America (October 20, 2016).
Chris Ulrich Discusses The Third Presidential Debate on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront (October 20, 2016).
Chris Ulrich Discusses The Third Presidential Debate on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (October 20, 2016).
Chris Ulrich Discusses The Second Presidential Debate on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront (October 11, 2016).

Chris Ulrich Discusses The Second Presidential Debate on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon

October 11, 2016
Chris Ulrich discusses the body language of the first presidential debate on Good Morning America (September 27, 2016). Skip to 1:55 to see Chris in action…
Chris Ulrich discusses the body language of the first presidential debate on Fox Business News After the Bell (September 27, 2016).
Chris Ulrich discusses the body language of the first presidential debate on The Daily Share – HLN (September 27, 2016).
Chris Ulrich discusses the body language of the first presidential debate with Dr. Nita Vallens on the “Inner Vision Tuesdays w/Nita” podcast (September 27, 2016). Click the link below to play the podcast… Inner Vision Tuesdays w/Nita
Chris Ulrich discusses the body language of the first presidential debate on WXTV TV News Univision (September 26, 2016). Skip to 1:40 to see Chris in action…
Chris Ulrich discusses the body language of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention with Christi Paul on The Daily Share – HLN (July 22, 2016).
Chris Ulrich discusses the body language of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention with Lynn Smith on The Daily Share – HLN (July 21, 2016).
Kelly Ripa’s body language on ‘Live!’ revealed she’s not mad at Michael Strahan April 26, 2016 – By Jeanette Settembre Kelly Ripa said plenty – without even opening her mouth. The “Live!” veteran returned from a four-day hiatus for her first televised appearance since being blindsided by news that her co-host Michael Strahan was leaving for “Good Morning America. Ripa may have logged time on a soap opera, but her good will towards Strahan wasn’t an act, says a body language expert who’s trained to read between the lines. “If there was hostility, we would see it. If anything, there was a bit of emotional and nervous energy between the two,” Chris Ulrich, an instructor at the Body Language Institute, told the Daily News… [click here to read more]
Chris Ulrich discusses body language in The Republican Presidential Debates on Matter of Fact with Fernando Espuelas (CNN). He covers Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush & Chris Christie. Aired December 12, 2015.
Glamour_Logo_M 8 Ways to Seduce a Guy With Your Body Language April 24, 2015 – By Zahra Barnes Forget conversation, pickup lines, and great texting skills: Body language is the unsung hero of the dating game. “Body language isn’t as much about the reality of what you’re doing, it’s about the perceived value of your actions,” says Chris Ulrich, senior instructor at the Body Language Institute. Basically, it doesn’t matter how into someone you are if you’re giving off the wrong signals. He just won’t get it… [click here to read more]
Chris Ulrich discusses body language in political debates with WBBH TV News (October 21, 2014).
Chris Ulrich discusses the body language of a Taliban Video with Wolf Blitzer on CNN (June 4, 2014). The video above shows highlights from the segment… click here for the full video.
Chris Discusses the Second Presidential Debate with Wolf Blitzer on CNN
Chris Discusses Herman Cain on CNN/HLN’s News Now
Chris Discusses Casey Anthony on CNN/HLN’s Dr. Drew
Chris Discusses Casey Anthony on CNN/HLN’s Nancy Grace