ADVANCED BODY LANGUAGE
- CREATE A GREATER AWARENESS OF BODY LANGUAGE
- DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE GESTURING
- FIVE STYLES OF HANDSHAKES AND WHAT THEY MEAN
- DISCOVER HOW TO PROJECT GREATER PERSONAL POWER
- HOW TO TELL IF PEOPLE ARE BEING TRUTHFUL WITH YOU
- AND MUCH MORE..
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Studies consistently demonstrate that words are only a small piece of the communication puzzle. There is much more that happens at a subconscious level that impacts our ability to connect with others and be truly understood. In this exciting and humorous program you’ll discover how people communicate subtle and obvious messages through nonverbal language. This humorous program examines virtually every aspect of conscious and subconscious communication including time, space, appearance, posture, gesture, voice, facial expression, eye contact, touch, silence, and even smell. You’ll know how to tell if people are lying to you, and what their real intentions are. You’ll also learn how to project yourself with greater confidence, and influence people with more precision than ever before.
Bill Acheson is an expert in nonverbal communication skills. Since 1985, he has taught communication at the University of Pittsburgh. With a high-energy, fast paced style, plus tons of practical content, Bill consistently gets the outstanding ratings from audience participants.
As an in-demand speaker, he uses his knowledge of nonverbal communication, also known as body language, to teach professionals how to project themselves with greater impact and understand people at an even higher level.
Bill has worked with dozens of organizations on 4 different continents, including 3M, American Express, Bank of America, the US Coast Guard, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Nonverbal communication. Body language. The management of time, space, appearance, posture, gesture, voice, eye contact, facial expression, breathing, touch, and smell. Is smell important in your professional life? Bank on it. We interviewed 600 professional women. Our question in a business setting, how do you know when a man cheats on his wife? The top seven answers, nonverbal communication. Ladies and gentleman I’m going to share with you the top two. Are you ready? Seventy-four percent of our female respondents “smell.” I do not trust a man who wears too much cologne or aftershave. You’re seen as untrustworthy. Number two and I apologize because I guarantee in an audience this big several of you guys are going down in flames on this one. I do not trust a man who… We’re going to look at the business world. We’re going to look at the simple act of meeting another individual. You see when you and I meet for the first time nonverbal communication or body language is 10 times more powerful than what you say. Let’s go there. You and I meet for the first time. The rules are different for men and women so pay attention, you want to get this right. In fact not only are the rules different, the rules are precisely the opposite. When meeting a male here are the rules: You never stand squared-shouldered face to face with a male. What are the odds gentleman that you and I would stand in the lobby 18-inches apart and have a communication square-shouldered and face to face? Slim. In fact if you have a height advantage that’s an intimidation move. What we’re going to learn is this that men are comfortable working at angles. If you’re a woman the opposite rule applies. Listen closely. Always in a first meeting particularly if you are a male, stand directly opposite that female. You never move into the side. You don’t go into that personal space bubble that exists two feet around every human being. For a female, and think of it this way, I asked a 63-year-old real estate professional, “Rose why a direct frontal approach?” Her answer spells it out clearly. She looks me in the eyes and says, “Bill come on. I need to see your hands at all times.” She’s not kidding. Women listen with their eyes and if you move close to a woman you’re violating her personal space. That is shared only by intimates. She prefers to have you directly opposite her at the boardroom table not on an angle. I’m working in a sales situation… Those are the four steps associated with a handshake. What I want to do is I want to share with you that a handshake is a remarkably powerful thing if you know what to look for and the message is not always conscious. Let’s look at five styles of handshake and I will share with you three bits of information before we go into that analysis. All handshakes