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Do you want to be more powerful and influential in business?
If you struggle to get your ideas recognised, then you know how it feels to be overlooked and ignored. I’m here to help you change that! In this course, we will tackle this issue by focusing on your body language.
Learning how to use body language for more impact and influence is a skill every driven business person needs. Why? Your body language is a tool that magnifies your communication and makes you stand out as a person of authority.
However for women, powerful, confident body language is often difficult to embrace; it’s not part of our natural demeanor and it’s not what society expects from us.
Women are often brought up to be nurturing and kind. We learn to incorporate gentle, soft body language gestures that align with this image. However, when we hit adulthood and enter the business world, these gestures no longer serve us and they become a hindrance to our professional development and goals.
In the 34 videos you’re about to watch and the challenges I’ve set for you, you will learn an array of powerful, confident body language gestures. You will learn how to use those gestures so you can communicate with impact and influence.
This course will help you to:
Powerful, confident body language has been critically important for me as a businesswoman. As a coach, I teach these gestures to my executive level clients and they see amazing results. I want to teach them to you so you can get others to see you as the confident, powerful women that you are.
No holding back. Let’s go!
Welcome to this course! You will get an overview of every section in this course.
Don't forget to complete your Body Language Self-Evaluation and Peer Evaluation before starting the course. I will ask you to do these evaluations again at the end so you can see your progress.
You will learn the importance of your body language in your overall communication. I share with you two important points you must understand for the rest of this course.
TRY THIS ACTIVITY:
Choose a movie that you’ve never seen. Find a scene from that movie where a group of people are talking. Watch that scene with the sound muted. Describe what was going on in that scene. Watch the scene again with the sound turned on. Was your first description of that scene accurate?
You will learn about the unique link between body language and confidence.
I talk about the body language hurdles women face. I also share how women can overcome these hurdles.
Find out about the unique body language advantage that women have.
TRY THIS ACTIVITY:
Do you remember the video I asked you to watch in the Lecture 2 activity? I want you to ask a male friend, colleague or your husband to repeat that same activity. Ask them to watch the same scene from that movie with the sound muted. Get them to describe what was happening. Ask them to watch the scene again, this time with the sound turned on. Was their first description of that scene accurate? How well could they read that scene compared to you?
This is the first thing you need to work on. For the rest of your body language to be confident and powerful, learn how to use strong posture in this video.
It’s not only associated with pride. You will learn why holding your head high is important for a confident look.
In business meetings, this body language hack has a profound impact on your presence. You’ll learn why in this video.
This gesture is powerful when you’re listening to others. Learn how to use the steeple and what it conveys to others in this video.
If you’re prone to stress and nerves, you can feel more relaxed and look more confident with this body language trick.
What do your palms convey to others? Learn how to convey the highest level of honesty, integrity and confidence by showing your palms in this video.
Learn how to move from using compact body language gestures to expansive ones and see your confidence grow!
What message do you convey with your handshake? Learn how to convey a confident message with your handshake in this video.
Move your sitting posture from attentive and obedient to powerful and authoritative. It’s very useful for business meetings or coffee meetings.
This is another useful video to teach you how to expand your standing position and create more power.
How often do you think about what your feet are doing? Learn about how revealing your feet can be and what not to do with your feet.
Learn how to feel and look taller when you’re the shortest person in the group.
Learn how to convey direction, certainty and power with each stride you take.
Multiply the powerful body language you have already learned by taking up space with objects around you.
Do you look people in the eye, or do you avoid eye contact? Learn how to use strong, confident eye contact for business meetings.
You have learned this gesture from your childhood. However it no longer serves you. This is the first body language gesture you need to avoid.
Learn why twisting your hair should be avoided for confident, powerful women.
Learn about this common gesture, what it signals to others, and how to prevent it.
Learn why you shouldn’t fiddle with objects, such as your glasses, and what to do instead.
Learn what nodding too much signals to others and how to nod confidently.
Learn how you can gain confidence and look people directly in the eye.
Is this something you’re guilty of? I’ll show you what it conveys to others and how to avoid it.
Learn about the most common body language mistake women make and how you can change it.
Learn how to avoid walking with small steps and add more confidence to your stride.
Learn how to apply the powerful, confident body language gestures you’ve learned in this course to networking events.
Learn how to apply the powerful, confident body language gestures you’ve learned in this course to business meetings.
Learn how to apply the powerful, confident body language gestures you’ve learned in this course to presentations and public speaking.
Learn how to apply the powerful, confident body language gestures you’ve learned in this course to negotiations.
You will get a brief summary of the course and a motivational message to keep you moving forward.
Don't forget to complete your Body Language Self-Evaluation and Peer Evaluation again to see your improvement.
Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions. She is an executive coach who specialises in business etiquette, social skills and leadership branding. She is also the creator of Bestselling Udemy course, Business Etiquette 101.
Kara works with senior to executive level clients from banking, law, accounting, and finance to help them build executive presence and improve their relationship building skills.
She has written for TIME, Business Insider, The Local France, YFS Magazine among others, and has been quoted in The West Australian, The Advertiser, Business Insider and Ingnites Europe. Since 2015, she has been voted as one of the Top 100 Leadership Experts to follow on Twitter.
Her speaking engagements have included talks at Geneva Business School, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and other associations and groups. She regularly shares her insights in podcast interviews which you can find on her website.
Prior to starting Executive Impressions, Kara spent over 10 years living an international life in Japan, the USA, and Europe. Over time, she learned Japanese as well as French. Her career experience includes working for a Japanese trading house and for one of the Big 4 accounting firms in Tokyo as an international tax consultant.
To find out more about Kara or to connect with her online, please follow the links below.