Interpersonal Skills

Body Language Basics (E1081CR)

Body Language Basics:

​Body Language Basics will provide you with a great set of skills to understand that what is not said is just as important than what is said. It will also give you the ability to see and understand how your own Body Language is being seen. You will be able to adjust and improve the way you communicate through non-verbal communications.

​The ability to interpret body language in the workplace 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, whether they are conscious or unconscious signs, subtle or obvious.

Can you tell if someone is telling the truth just by looking at them? It is a skill that a lot of people do not have.

Through Body Language Basics you will be given a set of tools to use to your advantage. These tools can be utilized in the office and at home. Understanding Body Language will provide you a great advantage in your daily communications.

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

Course Overview:
Module One: Getting Started
Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Communicating with Body Language
Learning a New Language
The Power of Body Language
More than Words
Actions Speak Louder than Words
Case Study

Module Three: Reading Body Language
Head Position
Translating Gestures into Words
Open Vs. Closed Body Language
The Eyes Have It
Case Study

Module Four: Body Language Mistakes
Poor Posture
Invading Personal Space
Quick Movements
Case Study

Module Five: Gender Differences
Facial Expressions
Personal Distances
Female Body Language
Male Body Language
Case Study

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 Seven: Facial Expressions
Linked with Emotion
Facial Action Coding System (FACS)
Universal Facial Expressions
Case Study

Module Eight: Body Language in Business
Communicate with Power
Cultural Differences
Building Trust
Case Study

Module Nine: Lying and Body Language
Watch Their Hands
Forced Smiles
Eye Contact
Changes in Posture
Case Study

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 Eleven: Matching Your Words to Your Movement
Involuntary Movements
Say What You Mean
Always Be Consistent
Actions Will Trump Words
Case Study

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
  • Body Language Basics
  • Body Language Basics Coursebook
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever