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Body Language in the Workplace

Learn how to present yourself in the workplace through body language skills with this free online course.

Publisher: TJ Walker
Body language in the workplace has never been more important, more complicated or more confusing. TJ Walker, a presentation and body language expert to executives around the world, is here to guide you on how to handle yourself in the workplace. This course reflects the modern reality that people need to convey comfort and authority not just in face-to-face meetings and presentations, but also on a variety of video conferencing software.
Body Language in the Workplace
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    1.5-3 Hours
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When you present information and ideas there are two types of communication that you use, verbal and non-verbal. In this course, you will be introduced to the non-verbal side of communication. More specifically, you will learn about the basics of body language while in the workplace from TJ Walker, an expert on these skills. You will familiarize yourself with video conferencing and its growing importance in the modern office. You will learn about the mistakes people make as soon as they walk into a room and how to avoid them. Good body language and what it can mean for you and your career when done correctly will be discussed. Do you know some of the most commonly shared tips and myths of body language? This course will cover the biggest myths and explain how they are misleading. You will also study what you should be doing with your hands during a presentation to ensure that your audience stays focused on what you have to share.

Become proficient at presenting yourself on camera, whether it's in the office or a professional TV studio. Understand where you should direct your eyes, how you should position your body and where you should rest your feet if standing. Potentially, you could find yourself seated when speaking, whether it's on or off-camera, so you will also learn where to lay your arms and hold your body in this situation. A variety of different situations that could be experienced in the workplace will be discussed. Here you will study everything from presentations that include a PowerPoint to keynote speeches that are attended by larger crowds. When preparing for these events, how do you usually practise what you are going to say? You will be introduced to a variety of methods and techniques to practice, learn how effective each one is and know which ones you should avoid.

The course finishes with a wide range of individual body language topics of great importance in the workplace, no matter the field. The teleprompter is a tool that you have the potential of using so tips for appearing natural when reading from one are provided. You will also learn about the dos and don'ts of networking events, including how you should hold your drink. Greetings and handshakes when you are preparing to travel abroad will be covered too. Lastly, you will learn about the importance of bringing a friend to your events, also known as a friendly spotter. Throughout this course, you will form a solid understanding of how to present yourself in the office so that you appear natural, relaxed and confident in your own skin. Start this course today to learn the basics of body language when in the workplace and beyond.

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