The Essentials of Body Language
What you'll learn
- How to read and decipher body language, non-verbal messages and deceit signals
- How to use positive body language at work and for your personal relationships
- How to make a positive impression on others
- How to make yourself likable and approachable
- How to read between the lines of what is said
- How to interview and negotiate successfully
- How to use body language to get what you want
- How to recognize power-plays
- How to tell if someone is lying
- No prerequisites
Hello, my name is Simon, I’m a trained psychologist with more than 12 years’ experience and I’ll be teaching you in this class the essentials of body language.
Body language is defined as the non-verbal communication between two individuals or a group of individuals through physical behaviors such as limb movements, facial expressions, eye movements, other bodily gestures and postures.
Today, the term has assumed so much importance and prominence in all spheres of life that without a positive body language, none of us can survive in the professional arena, personal lives, and in the world, in general.
Body language is very important in all forms of communication. It helps to break the barrier of unfamiliarity and helps to form a better connection with the recipient of a message.
I’ll teach u in this class how to correctly decipher body language messages, how to recognize lies and deceit from non-verbal cues and how to use positive body language to your advantage in your everyday life.
We will start by learning the basics of body language.
Then we will try to understand how each of our body parts can influence our body language and send non-verbal messages to our interlocutors.
Starting with hand arm and thumb gestures, then how our eyes and smiles can talk, then how our feet and legs can convey how we’re feeling. We’ll also learn how to attract attention, how detect lies and deceit and to address listeners in public speaking. And of course we will see how cultural differences can influence our body language.
At the end of this class you will be able to use positive body language to your advantage to better convey your message, avoid negative body language in order to minimize to then chances of misunderstanding and with a bit of training how to recognize signs of deceit, stalling and lies in your interlocutors.
Who this course is for:
- Public speakers, brokers, sales-people, managers, law enforcement, professors and school teachers, PR officers, and anyone in contact with other people in their daily life.
My name is Simon, I'm a lawyer with my own law office.
I was born in 1983, and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Private Law from the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Saint Joseph University in 2005.
In September 2005, I joined one of the most prestigious law firms in Lebanon and passed the Beirut Bar Association exam in 2006. While going through my internship, I undertook and passed a Master of Law (DEA) in Private and Business Law (Banking and Capital Markets) at Saint Joseph University at the end of which I submitted a thesis relating to the international competence of the Lebanese courts in bankruptcy issues.
I completed as well between 2009 and 2011 a bachelor degree in industrial psychology at the Lebanese University.
I am fluent in Arabic French and English and I am mainly specialized in contracts law, banking law, corporate law and litigation.