Body Language Basics Workshop Overview:

The ability to interpret body language is a skill that will enhance anyone’s career. Body language is a form of communication, and it needs to be practiced like any other form of communication. Whether in sales or management, it is essential to understand the body language of others and exactly what your own body is communicating.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define body language.
  • Understand the benefits and purpose of interpreting body language.
  • Learn to interpret basic body language movements.
  • Recognize common mistakes when interpreting body language.
  • Understand your own body language and what you are communicating.
  • Practice your body language skills.

 

Course Module:

Module One: Getting Started

  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Communicating with Body Language

  • The Power of Body Learning a New Language
  • Language
  • More than Words
  • Actions Speak Louder than Words
  • Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Reading Body Language

  • Head Position
  • Translating Gestures into Words
  • Open Vs. Closed Body Language
  • The Eyes Have It
  • Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Body Language Mistakes

  • Poor Posture
  • Invading Personal Space
  • Quick Movements
  • Fidgeting
  • Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Gender Differences

  • Facial Expressions
  • Personal Distances
  • Female Body Language
  • Male Body Language
  • Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Nonverbal Communication

  • Common Gestures
  • The Signals You Send to Others
  • It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
  • What Your Posture Says
  • Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Facial Expressions

  • Linked with Emotion
  • Micro-Expressions
  • Facial Action Coding System (FACS)
  • Universal Facial Expressions
  • Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Body Language in Business

  • Communicate with Power
  • Cultural Differences
  • Building Trust
  • Mirroring
  • Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Lying and Body Language

  • Watch Their Hands
  • Forced Smiles
  • Eye Contact
  • Changes in Posture
  • Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Improve Your Body Language

  • Be Aware of Your Movements
  • The Power of Confidence
  • Position and Posture
  • Practice in a Mirror
  • Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Matching Your Words to Your Movement

  • Involuntary Movements
  • Say What You Mean
  • Always Be Consistent
  • Actions Will Trump Words
  • Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise