Learning body language is a ‘must’ for several great reasons. For starters, you were born with these ‘super-powers’, but over time they’ve become less solid and so learning them is just a matter of rekindling an old skill-set.
And secondly, not only will it help you form deeper and better connections, but if you’re in business, any business, it might also double your business!
Connect better with people
Between 60-93% of our communication is through body language. Most of us just go through life thinking about what to say not how to say it.
Learning body language will help you connect with people more effectively because it will allow you to expand your communication abilities. When you pick up on tiny gestures the other person makes, you can understand them better which leads to a better connection.
Double Your Business
If you’re any kind of entrepreneur or business owner, it’s important to know body language. Correctly recognizing and adapting to someone’s body language can make or break your business. Suppose you’re in a meeting with a prospective client and you just keep going and going with your ‘pitch’.
In the meanwhile, you fail to notice that your intended client, crosses his arms, interlocks his ankles and turns his torso away from you. In the end, you walk away without a relationship or a sale, whereas you thought you did a great job.
Learning to recognize such body language will help you during ANY conversation, sales process or when making a pitch or even a presentation (to small or larger groups). Addressing the body language above (crossed arms, interlocking ankles and turned away torso) may just save the conversation and save your deal. In the long run, this can make you a lot of money!
There’s a special type of body language we use when we’re angry or upset. By learning to recognise defensive body language and nonverbal anger clues, you can detect when the other person gets upset before it escalates. Just imagine how many fights or negative comments (at work or at home) you would be able to either prevent or stop dead in their tracks when you have the proper insight into body language.
Improve Your Presence
By learning about body language you’re also going to learn about your own presence. What kind of signals are you sending out? How do other people perceive you? What do they make of your posture? When you start learning about body language you become a lot more aware of your own body. How are your arms positioned? When do you tilt your head in conversations? And what does that mean?
Another important point is that when you know how body language works you can use it to influence how you feel. If you’re feeling slightly depressed, listless or down you can use ‘power’ body language by standing up and expanding your chest and holding your head high. Do this for 2 minutes. You’ll start to notice how you get your energy back and how you start to feel more confident. By improving your own body language, you can have a more positive impact on others and on yourself!
Open Your World
Have you ever wanted to buy a specific type of car? Let’s say you were considering buying the latest model. Suddenly you see them everywhere! They’re parked at the local store; they drive by your office and a friend suddenly starts talking about it. Has that car suddenly been sold hundreds of times since you made up your mind? No, probably not. It’s your brain that’s been triggered to look for them, which is now pointing out every single occurrence of the car.
The same thing will happen with body language. There’s so much going on in normal conversations that we’re not aware of. In 30 minutes, people can send over 800 nonverbal signals.
By learning body language, you tell your brain to actively what to look for and you’ll be amazed at how much you can suddenly see, it’s almost like seeing the world in high definition.
Want to dig a little deeper into the science of body language?
Check out this introductory 2-hour workshop!
In this science-packed, easy to apply and anti-boring event you will learn:
- How to walk into a room full of strangers and make a killer first impression
- What to do to increase your impact and income using people skills
- The art and science of understanding people
- And so much more
Learn the new science-based way for winning friends, influencing people, making better relationships, managing your team more effectively and easily and even – making more ‘sales’. This event is PRACTICAL in its presentation and you will walk out with new skills and strategies ingrained in your neurology.
Venue: Mittagong RSL
Date: Tuesday 1st August
Time: 6:00 pm start (till 8:00)