Body language for politics

This course focuses on the body language of door knocking & teaches how to read constituents body language to drive GOTV
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  • Lectures 49
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

Door knocking is perhaps the most important aspect of any political campaign. The interaction you will have with constituents allows you to develop a better understanding of the community's pulse, not only for what they wish to see government do, but also how they are likely to vote. Political parties spend a vast amount of time during elections door knocking, yet non-verbal communication is often overlooked by politicians and campaigners despite making up between 55% and 66% of what we communicate during typical door knocking interactions.

This course is suitable for all those who are on the campaign trail with seasoned politicians, new candidates, volunteers and campaign staff all finding value in this course, and applies to elections at all levels of government! No prior knowledge of body language of deception detection is needed as we cover all of this in this course!

This course will teach you

  • The importance of non-verbal communication in door knocking
  • How to use your body language to maximize your message while door knocking.
  • How to detect deception in constituents resulting in better data for your campaign driving your GOTV efforts.
  • How to recognize emotional deception through micro-expressions.
  • How to use culturally normative body language practices to engage with minority populations in your riding!
  • How to use verbal and non-verbal cues in conjunction to manage conversations and create the proper power dynamics for D2D interactions.
  • How to use a variety to psychological principles to create report with constituents.
This course includes
  • 49 videos including examples of key non-verbal and deceptive gestures you are likely to see while door knocking.
  • Approximately two and a half hours of condensed material so you can get out and use this information on the campaign trail without delay!
  • Life time access to the videos

What are the requirements?

  • Everything you need to know and need is provided in this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify deceptive cues as well as know how to present themselves and what to say to create an instant connection with constituents while door knocking

What is the target audience?

  • Politicians, political candidate, campaign staff and volunteers and anyone running for an elected office

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and basic aspects of body language, psychology and door knocking
Introduction
Preview
02:46
Attractiveness, perceived approachability and credibility
Preview
03:58
The realm of human communication
Preview
04:52
Section 2: The basics of body language
The amount we actually communicate through body langauge
04:48
So why bother talking about body language
04:10
one quarter of a percent
02:35
Section 3: Facial Expersions
Universal facial expressions
05:41
Slow motion facial expressions
02:03
Micro-expressions
02:36
Micro-expression quiz
11:10
Micro-expression and facial expression limitations
03:11
Section 4: Socio-cultural differences in body langauge
Cultural differences
04:16
Cultural and societal impacts on body langauge
08:30
So what is the purpose of knowing these cultural difference?
01:16
Section 5: Deception detection
The basics
01:26
Deceptive indicator misconceptions
04:49
Why people lie
01:39
How do we tell lies?
03:26
Deception detection terms
04:19
Non-verbal indicators of deception
09:19
Examples of deceptive behaviors. Can you spot the indicators?
02:59
So why is deception detection important in door knocking?
00:51
Section 6: Power, dominance and credibility
Body language and power
07:01
Body language and credibility
02:39
Awkward interactions
03:58
Conversational gestures
03:08
Keys areas of conversational cues
04:06
Section 7: Door knocking
Door knocking
03:56
The process
06:50
I'm to busy to talk
05:12
Door knocking script
03:40
Conclusion
00:58
Section 8: Video examples
Lip press
00:21
Body mirroring
00:16
Defensive gestures
00:24
Facial gestural opposition
00:22
Itch
00:23
Postural rigidity
00:29
Nervousness
00:27
Open body Expression
00:20
Illustrators and Manipulators
00:38
Gestural retreat
00:34
Adaptive gestures
00:37
Sideways lean
00:25
Forward lean
00:28
Door knocking process
00:55
Door knocking process from 90 degree
00:46
Teams of two
00:45
I don't have time to talk
01:05

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Instructor Biography

Matthew Kane, Retired Military Intelligence Officer and Ph.D. Student in Experimental Psychology

Matthew is a former Military Intelligence officer with the Canadian Forces where he began his journey into the world of deception detection and non-verbal communication. While deployed overseas in the fight against terrorism, Matthew gained experience in this field and learned first hand just how important correctly decoding non-verbal communication can be and how often it is done incorrectly.

After a decade of service, Matthew left the Armed Forces to start The Kane Group and continue his education and is now a Ph.D student in Experimental Psychology. He has been expanding his practical skills in deception detection through his graduate studies and research where he has been published on the topics of micro-expressions and deception detection. He has worked with numerous organizations from universities as a guest lecturer to working with politicians, lawyers, health care professionals, and entrepreneurs among many others in coaching them how to properly recognize and use non-verbal communication.

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