Body Language for Entrepreneurs

Use nonverbal communication to increase your income and influence as a business owner. Master body language for success.
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 5.5 hours
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  • Languages English, captions
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Published 11/2013 English Closed captions available

Course Description

Do you want to have more business success? Mastering body language is the missing ingredient for many business owners. Nonverbal communication can not only help you be more effective in your business dealings, but it can also give you an added edge above competitors.

93% of our communication is nonverbal.

But we rarely think about our body language when dealing with clients, investors or at networking. We think about what we are going to say, but we don't consider how we say something. Research shows how we say something is even more important than what we say.

This course is made up of the 6 areas every entrepreneur needs and how body language can help you succeed.

Customer Relations:

  • Building Rapport
  • Successful Selling
  • Winning Client Relations
  • Customer Validation

Your Nonverbal Brand:

  • Effective Networking
  • Impactful Elevator Pitching
  • Building Your Online Presence

Building Your Business Team

  • Lie Detection
  • Hiring
  • Finding Great Partners
  • Connecting with Colleagues
  • Leadership
  • Management

High Pressure Business Situations

  • Fundraising
  • Investor Pitching
  • Public Speaking
  • Negotiations

This course will teach you how to be more effective in all of areas of your business.

Body language will completely change the way you do business.

What People Are Saying About Vanessa and her Courses:

"This body language course ROCKED my world! It's the only tool you need."

--Camille Hollingsworth

“Vanessa is a dynamic and polished speaker. We would definitely ask her back for more presentations."

–Emily Ediger, Portland State University Business Accelerator

“Vanessa Van Edwards' speech to our club of hundreds was a welcome break from the standard speech. It was always engaging, at times uproariously funny and very informative. As I looked at the audience, everyone was leaning forward and feeling each moment together. We all came away feeling more light-hearted and armed with insights about human behavior that we didn't know at the beginning. It was a treat to hear her speak!"

–Mike Pendergast, Business Development Consultant and Rotarian

“Vanessa's presentation style is so engaging and entertaining that I believe everyone in any job function will get something extremely useful out of it. “

–Monica Enand, Founder of Zapproved

What are the requirements?

  • Interest in body language
  • Desire to succeed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Effective networking
  • Use body language to get more clients, business and projects
  • Learn how to communicate with confidence
  • Detect the hidden meaning in business interactions
  • Master your nonverbal
  • Increase sales effectiveness
  • Spot lies in potential hires
  • Successful Elevator pitching
  • Body language for public speaking
  • Increase your influence
  • Give your business a nonverbal edge

Who is the target audience?

  • Business Owners
  • Freelancers
  • Consultants
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Sales
  • Lawyers
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Authors
  • Public Speakers
  • Students
  • Moguls
  • Whiz Kids
  • Tycoons
  • Hustlers
  • Movers and Shakers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Foundations of Body Language

Let's review an overview of the course goals, learning objectives and organization.

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Why do we care about body language? In this overview Vanessa will review why body language is important for entrepreneurs.


Also sign up for more practice videos:

Question Forum:

Twitter: @vvanedwards

The slides and PDF are right next to the video in the Supplementary Material Tab, see the screenshot:


Learning how to read the face is one of the most essential principles of body language.

Reading the Body
Foundations Quiz
3 questions
Section 2: Customer Relations

How can body language help you deal with customers. Here we introduce this section on nonverbal communication with clients.


Body language can help you build rapport and connect with clients.

A Manly Handshake:


Body language can greatly help you increase your sales. Learn how to use nonverbal communications in your pitch.

Link to Margaret Thatcher voice tone video:


Selling and client relations part II.


If you use the Lean Start Up method you can learn to use body language during your customer validation.

Customer Relations Quiz
3 questions
Section 3: Your Nonverbal Brand

Body language is a major part of your brand communication. Do you know what your brand is saying?


You can use body language to take better control of your networking event experience. Learn how to communicate, approach people and make connections with body language.


The dreaded elevator pitch--don't worry body language can help entrepreneurs pitch successfully.


Body language is not only used in person, it can also be used in your online and paper presence.


Also check out the article I wrote with some new research in this area:

6 Nonverbal Hacks for Your Website

Your Nonverbal Brand Quiz
3 questions
Section 4: Your Team

We give you an overview of how to use body language to help you manage your team.


How can you use lie detection science to protect your business from fraud, cheats and liars? Here we teach you how.

Learn more about lie detection in our master class: The Power of Body Language


In this section we talk about how lie detection and body language can be used in the hiring and partnering process.

Here is a link to stats on resumes!


When connecting with colleagues or dealing with interoffice politics you can use body language to get ahead and connect.


The body language of leaders is one of my favorite topics. Learn the power moves.

And a link just for fun: How People Sit in Meetings

Your Team Quiz
3 questions
Section 5: High Pressure Business Situations

High pressure situations face entrepreneurs every day. Here is a brief overview of what we will be discussing in this section.


Fundraising and investor pitching can cause a lot of nerves. In this 3 part section, learn how you can use body language to get the funds you need.


Fundraising and Investor Pitching Part II.

Fundraising and Investor Pitching Part III
Public Speaking
High Pressure Quiz
3 questions
Section 6: Final Steps
Be a Master Communicator

Do you do a lot of cold calling? Body language and nonverbal can still help! Learn how.


Here are some last minute thoughts for you at the end of the course:

The Power of Body Language: Learn how to spot lies and advance your body language skills with this masters class.

7 Steps to Increase Your Influence: FREE course!

Body Language of Love and Dating: Learn the nonverbal science of seduction and romance.

Subscribe to our free newsletter for practice and updated research: Free Body Language Tips

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @vvanedwards

5 questions

This quiz is a little test of how much you retained from the course. Come back and re-take this quiz in a few months to see if you need a refresher.


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Instructor Biography

Vanessa Van Edwards, Author and Behavioral Investigator

Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at the Science of People, a human behavior research lab. She is a Huffington Post columnist and author of the book Captivate--a hacker's guide to human behavior.

Her goal is to turn soft skills into hard skills. And her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes.

Vanessa is also a sought-after corporate consultant and has used her research with a number of Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Clean and Clear and Symantec. Vanessa has spoken to groups across the globe from the stage at the Consumer Electronic Show to presenting research at MIT. Her groundbreaking workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.

She is a science geek, recovering awkward person and textbook ENTJ.

For more cool stuff, check out the Science of People.

Instructor Biography

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