Body Language for Beginners
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Body Language for Beginners

Master your sales, negotiations, presentations, interviews, leadership skills by the impact of your body language
4.6 (26 ratings)
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Make use of body language as an effective way to boost up your career
  • Understand and connect better with people, personally as well as professionally
  • Crack sales better by gaining a better understanding of your client, and creating good rapport using body language
  • Make presentations more impactful by using the right hand gestures and other body signals
  • Give better job interviews by tweaking your body language and appearing more confident
  • Understand how nonverbals work in the office environment and at home
  • Learn the impact and logic of first impressions and why they matter so much
  • Learn the fine tricks of networking in a social gathering
  • You should be able to use PC at beginners level
  • Basic knowledge of business terms like presentations, sales, negotiations
  • Trainer has experience of working with senior leaders from Deloitte, Capgemini, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Wipro, Adani etc.

  • Recognitions:  Rising Star '17 by WeAreTheFamily powered by Barclays UK , Excellence in Business’18 – Houston, US

  • Trained with world renowned  ex-FBI special agent Joe Novarro. 

What are the students saying?

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this course. As an individual who has just entered the professional environment this course is a gem. Great content. Looking forward for more such great videos in future :) – Mohammed Sayerwala

  • I had enjoyed going through the course. It was very interesting and helpful. The science non verbal communication is vast and can help everyone in every field. – Bhavin Bhatt

 How can the course be helpful ?

  • Sales – Create rapport and understanding with clients.

  • Presentations – Create impact with right gestures and body signals.

  • Interviews – Better your job prospects while sending the right body signals.

  • Leadership – Create a great first impression.

  • Negotiations – Understand counterparts intentions in real time.

Have you wondered how to leave lasting impressions on people be your clients, at your workplace, at school or within your social circles? It's possible to do this if you can understand the know-how of nonverbal communication, a science which is much more powerful than the words that we use to communicate. 

Have you also wondered how you can get to know the mind of your client, your child, your friend or your work colleague so that you can reach out to them faster and more effectively? You can do this by learning to read their body signals in real time. 

And you don't need to be a master at any technical skill in order to learn the power of body language. Join me as I unravel the most ancient of human behaviour sciences with easy to follow examples, our in-house devised model, and practice exercises using real life scenarios.

Who this course is for:
  • All who want to learn body language as effective means of communication.
  • Sales person, negotiators, interviewees, job candidates, presenters, trainers
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 02:51:44
5 lectures 30:28

In most of our day to day communication, what we don't say, makes up the most of what we wish to communicate. This is what is called as nonverbal communication and  it makes more than 50% of communication. With this course, we will be taking the communication to an entirely different level.

Preview 03:10

Nonverbals are easy and quicker than words that is why as humans we are hard wired to pay more attention to them than words. In this lecture we would be understanding how our decisions depend on the nonverbals as well as how people are able to influence someone's decision by using nonverbals to their advantage.

why non verbal communication

When we meet someone for the very first time, it takes us 7 secs to 1 min to form an initial impression of the person. In this lecture, we would be covering how we can form great first impressions on people and how we ourselves should try to not judge a book by its cover.

First Impressions

When we are involved in face to face interactions, we tend to focus not only on other people's words but also the body language. In this lecture, we would not only be covering what is body language but also its importance in our over all communication and how we can use it to our advantage.

What is body language

Body language conveys between 30% to 100% of the message while we are communicating with others. There are times when we aren't even conscious of what our body is signalling.  In this lecture we would be discussing the various kind of roles body language plays in our life.

Role of Body Language

This short Quiz will test how attentively you listened to the teacher in this first week, and also prepare you on what level of details to pay attention to, for the remainder of the course.

Revision of Section One
5 questions
4 lectures 35:56

The way our body gives out different various signals is derived from the way our brain is thinking, feeling or intending to do at any given point in time. In this lecture, we are going to be seeing exactly which part of the brain is responsible for this and how we give out different responses and with an aim that how we can extend the same logic to understand various different signals.

Our response system

While dissecting body language, one of the body part which we pay the most attention to is our hands. In this lecture we would be understanding why do we pay so much attention to the hands and why do they matter so much.


As we evolve from reptiles to apes to humans that we are today, our nonverbal communicators became more stronger. The skin that we have became much more flexible and thin which meant we could flash a lot many more combinations of expressions on our faces. In this lecture we would be discussing the facial expressions which we as humans are capable to make and the emotions they lead to.

Facial expressions

In this lecture we would be discussing all the different body parts expect the ones we covered previously, what they signal and how crucial they are in forming our body language.

Other body parts

Take this quiz after you have finished watching all the videos of Section Two.

Revision of Section Two
5 questions
4 lectures 25:00

This Cue connect model will help you to understand the Body Language better, so Download it and take a print of the same for the reference of this week

Cue Connect Model - I

In the last lecture we discussed  various different aspects of the Cue Connect model.  In this lecture we will be discussing the remaining ones.

Cue Connect Model - II

As individuals, we all have our unique style of communication. We also have those are called as idiosyncratic displays. These are those kind of behaviours which are unique from one individual to another. In this lecture we will be discussing the unique individual signals that is termed as baseline behaviour of an individual.

Baseline behavior
Revision of Cue Connect Model
4 questions

We have already discussed the various different aspects of the Cue Connect Model and tried to understand how the person sitting across in front of us reveals his state of mind through his different body signals. Before we conclude our discussion on observation, there are a few details that we would like to highlight again because they matter when we are trying to understand what the body language truly reveals to us.

Why details matter
We have discussed how smallest of details matter, when we try to understand others better. Let's see you put your observational skills to practice! In this assignment, we will be showing you two different pictures. Select the one that describes the situation mentioned in the question.
Spot the Difference
3 questions
4 lectures 23:08
Before we begin understanding how to use different body language strategies to increase the impact of your delivery, be it for conversations, or presentations, this introspective exercise will help you pen down your current style
What is your communication style
5 questions

Till now we have discussed the meaning of different body signals and tried to see how to put them together to make sense what the body language of the person sitting across in front of us means and communicates and how to apply these learnings and put them to use in our style of communication.

Learn strategies which business leaders can adopt in the work environment, this time taking inspiration from a strong female icon for a lot of Indians – Priyanka Chopra. Fascinated how a Bollywood star can teach you about the business world? Download our ebook to find out

Preview 03:48

Is there a particular way in which using our nonverbal communication we can leave a lasting impression  on our audience during our presentations. Is it necessary for us to be a skilled trainer or a full time host who wants to learn this strategies? Not Really!! Even during presenting before boss in our daily meetings or in MBA class presenting in front of our friends, we would want to make an impact while we are presenting, so in this lecture we would be studying various strategies of how we can present with impact.

Presenting with impact

In this lecture we will be discussing how to make the best of conversations which we have with business partners, work colleagues, clients and even family. There are different strategies which we will be discussing broadly divided in three steps- listening actively, building rapport and showing empathy. In this lecture, let us begin with "Listening Actively".

Listening actively

Master negotiators, police force from the hostage negotiations teams and those whose work depends on taking a lot of high stake decisions are taught that if there is one way of weighing scales in their favour it's by building genuine connect with the people with whom they are conversing. In the last class we already discussed about how listening actively can play a vital role, in this class we will be discussing about the other strategies.

Building rapport
Use the technique of mirroring to build rapport with people whom you wish to influence
Rapport assignment
5 questions
4 lectures 31:53

We now embark on the 5th part of our course - Social Situations, situations which are not just limited to one or two meetings or one - two hours of interaction with each other. These are situations where interactions run much deeper which is why we want to understand people and interact back with them with using a lot more different body language strategies. In this lecture we therefore start with Understanding Emotions.

About emotions

Our tendency to guard our personal space between the strangers gets even worse when we attend networking events because these are events where we not only want to establish connections with people but also ensure that there remember us for a long time after the event is done with. How do we network better with people? How do we socialise and ensure that we leave lasting impressions on people, that is exactly what we are going to cover in this lecture.

Preview 05:50
This assignment will require you to differentiate different types of smiles from one another and understand the reason why.
Social Smile Activity
1 question

We have discussed previously how our nonverbal displays are much more comfortable and relaxed when we are at home with our family and people we love v/s when we are in the workplace. That is the topic for discussion in this lecture.

Family and relations
Can you make out how close is a couple based on their pictures? This assignment asks you to identify the stages in a relationship based on the visible body cues.
Couple Spotting Activity
1 question

Imbibing each and every individual with the organisation with what we call nonverbal intelligence is necessary so that most of us can understand our colleagues better. In various different roles it is necessary for people to get their nonverbals sharpened. We will be discussing how do we do this in this lecture.

Time to brush up your learnings of using the correct nonverbal strategies in the workplace. Go through the link to get your copy of the Ebook which is available for download from our website.

Managing work culture
4 lectures 23:06

The entire human civilisation co exists because somewhere or the other we are putting trust in people around us. What happens when we put the trust at risk? That is what we are going to discuss in this lecture. What makes us lie and is it possible to be able to know just from the nonverbal of the people across from us whether they are lying or not.

Bit about lie detection

The topic for this lesson comes after having spent a lot of time  discussing nonverbal communication with workshop participants as well as personal clients. In this lecture we will be discussing what are the common myths that people face  as far as body language is concerned.

Shattering the myths of body language

We have discussed on and off that observation is the key to understanding people better specially when it comes to nonverbal communication. In today's class, we will be discussing simple ways of increasing our skills of observation.

Exercises to become better at BL
This assignment aims at helping you identify what any person's baseline behaviour looks like. Also, the grid that you would end up filling, will help as a ready reference when you want to be inspired by your role model.
Observing for Baseline
1 question

Is it possible to focus on the words as well as nonverbal signals together, not only while observing others around but even when we are trying to introspect. We will be knowing about this in detail in today's lecture!

Bringing about change