Body Language for Entrepreneurs
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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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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • Interest in body language
  • Desire to succeed

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

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
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
Foundations of Body Language
5 Lectures 57:24

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

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Preview 18:41

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

Preview 10:05

Also sign up for more practice videos:

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 Face

Reading the Body

Foundations Quiz
3 questions
Customer Relations
5 Lectures 01:03:08

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

Introduction to Customer Relations

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

A Manly Handshake:

Build Rapport

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 1

Selling and client relations part II.

Selling and Client Relations Part 2

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

Customer Validation

Customer Relations Quiz
3 questions
Your Nonverbal Brand
5 Lectures 01:01:25

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

Introduction to Your Nonverbal Brand

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.

Networking Events

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

The Elevator Pitch

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

Online Presence

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

6 Nonverbal Hacks for Your Website

Nonverbal Hacks for Your Website

Your Nonverbal Brand Quiz
3 questions
Your Team
5 Lectures 45:54

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

Introduction to 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

Lie Detection

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!

Hiring and Partnering

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

Colleagues and Partners

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

Leadership and Management

Your Team Quiz
3 questions
High Pressure Business Situations
6 Lectures 01:16:20

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

Intro to High Pressure Situations

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

Fundraising and Investor Pitching Part II.

Fundraising and Investor Pitching Part II

Fundraising and Investor Pitching Part III

Public Speaking


High Pressure Quiz
3 questions
Final Steps
4 Lectures 15:52
Be a Master Communicator

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

Cold Calling

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

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

Final Thoughts

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.

Check-In Quiz
5 questions

This lecture is a bonus lecture with additional practice materials we have available to you. 

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About the Instructor
Vanessa Van Edwards
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144,387 Students
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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.

Science of People
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