Research show that non verbal communication (body language) is critical to the way we are perceived by others. Most body language is sub-conscious, which means we cannot control it. You could say that body language is our external expression of our internal thinking. As a result we are often not aware of what we are projecting to others through our body language. However the people on the receiving end of our communication will be aware. You see we are constantly giving away free signals as to how we are thinking and processing through our posture and deportment, eyes, facial expression and hand gestures.
Being consciously aware of what you are outwardly communicating can dramatically improve your interpersonal communication skills. Observing, recognising and acknowledging the body language of others will also make you a much more skilled and accomplished communicator. We have all experienced the scenario where somebody says something but their facial expression and body language says something different, their communication is perceived as incongruous and makes us feel uneasy, we may even mistrust them.
It’s not just being aware of your non verbal communication it is also knowing what is appropriate in different scenarios. In business and professional environments our body language is seen, experienced and interpreted by bosses, colleagues and peers. Inappropriate body language in the workplace will be noticed and may inhibit your career and professional success.
Tailor made body language coaching
If you would like to improve your non verbal communication skills or be able to recognise what others are really thinking and saying , then a simple half day of body language coaching is the answer. In just a few hours you will learn about your own body language and the body language of others. I offer body language coaching to individuals and small groups. Just one morning or afternoon can make a real difference to how you communicate and how you feel about meeting and socialising with people in formal or informal environments.
You’ll get in depth and tailor made advice to specifically meet your individual needs. My body language coaching is highly interactive and engaging and designed to match your learning style. It is also very flexible so you can spend as long as you want on a particular subject, skipping over those you are more confident or conversant with. You should allow three and a half hours for your session and you can expect to cover the following body language coaching topics:
- Awareness of your non verbal communication
- Using your body to communicate
- Positive and negative body language
- Managing your non verbal communication
- Confident body language, the importance of :
- Facial Expression
- Eye Movement
- Posture and Deportment
- Walking, sitting and standing
- Using body language to improve verbal communication and the image you project
- Interpreting the body language of others
Benefits of body language coaching
Poor communication can result in misunderstanding, message conveyed is not message understood, and conflict may result. Improving your non verbal communication skills will improve your overall communication skills and make you much more aware of what you are projecting, and why you are being perceived in a certain way. It will enable you to project the image you want people to see, and it will improve your relationships and interactions with others.
My body language coaching will equip you with advanced communication skills which are a powerful influencing tool. You will be able to use your body language to enhance your communication skills. Developing your non verbal communication skills will effectively enrich your life and the lives of people around you.