Body Language Basics Workshop

Course Duration 1 Day 

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.

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.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to :

  • 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 Outline

Communicating with Body Language

Learning a New Language More than Words

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Reading Body Language

Head Position

Translating Gestures into Words

Open vs. Closed Body Language

The Eyes Have It

Body Language Mistakes

Poor Posture

Invading Personal Space

Quick Movements Fidgeting

Gender Differences

Facial Expressions

Personal Distances

Female Body Language

Male Body Language

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

Facial Expressions

Linked with Emotion


Facial Action Coding System (FACS)

Universal Facial Expressions

Body Language in Business

Communicate with Power

Cultural Differences

Building Trust


Lying and Body Language

Watch Their Hands

Forced Smiles

Eye Contact

Changes in Posture

Improve Your Body Language

Be Aware of Your Movements

The Power of Confidence

Position and Posture

Practice in a Mirror

Matching Your Words to Your Movement

Involuntary Movements

Say What You Mean

Always Be Consistent

Actions Will Trump Words

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Body Language Basics Outline – Full Day