I am a complete novice at this line of promotion, but my North American colleagues are exceptionally well versed in it.
For example, Carol Kinsey Goman has a new book coming out in May 2008 (on body language in the workplace) and she is looking for opportunities to speak and promote it, Australia being one place she’d love to come to!
Here’s a short outline of her program:
The Nonverbal Advantage: Body Language at Work
Did you know that within the first seven seconds of meeting people, they have already formulated their first impressions of you?
Did you know that when your body language is out of alignment with your verbal message, people believe what they see and not what you say?
Did you know that your business colleagues are constantly telling you what they think and feel – but that it often has nothing to do with the words they use?
Evidence from psychology, neurobiology, medicine, sociology, criminology, anthropology, and communication studies has given nonverbal communication new credence in the workplace. Our brains are “hardwired” to respond to nonverbal signals – but most of us aren’t consciously aware of the process.
Nonverbal communication is more powerful and primitive than verbal expression. The tiniest gesture, like the way people stand or enter a room, speaks volumes about their confidence, self-worth, and credibility. And the way you sit, stand or look at others reveals more about your true intent than you realize.
This visual, entertaining, and interactive session shows how to take an innate (but latent) talent and turn it into a powerful professional skill.
* How to gain the “seven second advantage” and make a positive first impression.
* How to project confidence and credibility.
* How to decode the silent signals of agreement, anger, discomfort, resistance, high/low confidence, deception, and boredom.
* How to use body language to build or break rapport.
* How to optimize the power of touch.
* How to project your natural charisma.
* How to interpret the five “Cs” of reading body language (congruence, context, culture, clusters, consistency).
* How to translate nonverbal communication across cultures.
Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D., is an executive coach, consultant and keynote speaker who helps people thrive on change. She addresses association, government, and business audiences around the world. Carol is the author of ten business books, including “This Isn’t the Company I Joined.” Her latest book, “The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work,” will be published in the spring of 2008. For more information, contact Carol by phone: 510-526-1727, email: CGoman@CKG.com, or through her website: http://www.CKG.com.
See? Personally, I’d LOVE to go to any of her workshops, but I don’t know of any speakers’ bureaus over here.
If YOU do could you either let me know via this blog, or Carol by the email address above?