Body Language Skills Course in Singapore
Body language is of nonverbal communication in which physical behaviours, as opposed to words, are used to express or convey information. Such action includes facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of space. Body language is in both animals and humans, but this course also focuses on interpretations of human body language. It is also known as kinesics.
Body language must not be mixed with sign language, assign languages are full languages like spoken languages and have their complex grammar systems, as well as being able to show the basic properties that exist in all languages. On the other hand, Body language does not have a grammar order and must be construed broadly, instead of having an absolute definition corresponding with a particular movement, so it’s not a language like sign language and is termed as a “language” due to popular culture.
In a community, there are agreed-upon ideas of a particular behaviour. Definitions may vary from country to country, or from culture to culture. As a result, there is controversy about whether body language is common. Body language is a subset of nonverbal communication, complements verbal communication in social communication. Researchers conclude that nonverbal communication estimates for the bulk of information transferred during interpersonal interactions. It also helps to establish the relationship between two people and regulates interaction but can be ambiguous.
This Body Language Skills workshop is ideal for anyone who would like to gain a strong grasp and improve their Body Language Skills.
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The ideal group size for this Body Language Skills course is:
Minimum: 5 Participants
Maximum: 15 Participants
The duration of this Body Language Skills workshop is 2 full day. Knowles Training Institute will also be able to contextualised this workshop according to different durations; 1 full day, half day, 90 minutes and 60 minutes.
2 Full Days
9 a.m to 5 p.m
Below is the list of course benefits of our Body Language Skills course
Body Language Course Benefits- Part 1
- Improving your body language will improve your life
- Become a better communicator
Body Language Course Benefits- Part 2
- Improve your presence, be magnetic as soon as you walk into a room
- Prevent conflict from happening by reading subtle cues of defensive or angry body language
Body Language Course Benefits- Part 3
- Learn to connect with people better through your body language
- Learn the value of making eye contact
Body Language Course Benefits- Part 4
- Recognise when someone’s voice seems uncomfortable
- Make gestures that foster encouragement
Body Language Course Benefits- Part 5
- Learn not to make judgemental facial expressions
- Use your space in a way that fosters reliability
Below is the list of course objectives of our Body Language Skills course
Body Language Course Objectives – Part 1
- Define Body Language
- List some of the benefits of interpreting body language
- Understand that eye contact can make someone feel as if they’re being heard
- Recognise when someone’s facial expressions shift
Body Language Course Objectives – Part 2
- Identify the various types of gestures people use
- Identify what it was that made someone’s body language change
- Learn to interpret the various body language movements
- Recognise the different types of ‘Power’ handshakes
Body Language Course Objectives – Part 3
- Develop an understanding of why people behave in particular physical ways
- Recognise the common mistakes when interpreting body language
- Understand your own body language and what you are communicating.
Below is the list of course content of our Body Language Skills training course
Body Language Training Content- Part 1
We are constantly communicating, even when we are not speaking. Unspoken communication makes up over half of what we tell others and they tell us. It affects our work and personal relationships. Improves negotiating, management, and interpersonal skills by correctly interpreting body language and important signals.
- Learning a Body Language is Like Learning a New Language
- In many ways knowing body language is like learning a foreign language. There are a few techniques that we will cover in this course that make learning any language, even a nonverbal one, easier.
- The Power of Body Language: It’s Most Powerful Benefits
- Body language is honest
- Body language creates self-awareness
- Body language understand feelings
- Body language enhances listening and communication skills
- More Than Words
- Proximity: The distance between individuals
- Positioning: Position of a body
- Facial expression: The eyes are especially noticed.
- Touching: Includes objects, people, and themselves.
- Breathing: The rate of respiration is telling sign
Body Language Training Content- Part 2
We are constantly reading the body language of others, even when we are not aware of it. Actively reading body language, however, will provide valuable insight and improve communication. Pay attention to the positions and movements of people around you. Specifically their head positions, physical gestures, and eyes.
- Actions Speak Louder Than Words
- Our ideas of each other are based on more than words. Individuals can have friendly conversations and not like each other. The actions that we take are more powerful than our words.
- Head Position
- Nodding usually shows agreement. The speed of the nod, however, indicates various things. A slow nod may be a sign of interest or a polite, fake signal while a quick nod signals impatience or annoyance with the speaker.
- Head up indicates that the person is listening without bias.
- Holding the head up high shows confidence or feelings of superiority.
- The chin-up shows defiance or confidence.
- Head forward and facing someone directly indicates interest. It is a positive signal.
- Head down shows disinterest or rejection for what is said. When done during an activity, it usually indicates weakness or tiredness.
- Head tilted to the side means a person is thoughtful or vulnerable. It can signal trust.
- Head tilted down indicates signals disapproval.
- A shaking head usually indicates disagreement.
- Translating Gestures Into Words
- Pointing finger is a pretty aggressive movement. However, when a wink is added, it is a positive confirmation of an individual.
- When a finger moves side to side acts as a warning to stop something.
- The finger moves up and down acts as a reprimand or places emphasis on what is said.
- Thumbs up is a sign of approval.
- Thumbs down is a sign of disapproval.
- Touch index finger to thumb is a sign indicates OK.
Body Language Training Content- Part 3
There are different factors that will create false body language signals. This is why it is so important to examine the positions and gestures as a whole when attempting to interpret body language. To prevent body language mistakes, become aware of these factors and think carefully when reading body language.
- Open Body Language
- Legs not crossed is an open, relaxed position.
- Arms not crossed, or open arms show openness; although the hands may indicate aggressiveness, supplication, or even insecurity, depending on the position.
- Closed Body Language
- Arms crossed is often associated as someone being defensive or hostile.
- Legs crossed when seated can indicate caution. One leg over the other leg at the knee position may sometimes indicate stubbornness.
- An arm or object in front of the body can correspond with nervousness and is a form of self-protection.
- Legs crossed when standing may mean someone is insecure when coupled with crossed arms. By itself, it can signal interest.
- The Eyes Have It
- Eyes looking to the left can mean someone remembers something. Combined with a downward look, it indicates the self-communication. When looking up, it means facts are being recalled.
- Eyes looking sideways means someone is conjuring sounds. Right, is associated with imagination, and may involve a story. Left is accessing memory.
- Eyes looking to the right indicates imagination. It can mean guessing or lying. Combined with looking down, it means there is a self-question. Combined with looking up, it can mean lying.
- Direct eye contact while speaking means sincerity and honesty. When listening, it shows interest.
- Widening eyes show signs of interest.
- Rolled eyes express frustration. They can be deemed a sign of hostility.
- Constant blinking indicates excitement. Sparse blinking signals boredom or concentration, or someone in deep focus.
- A wink is a friendly signal or a joke.
- Rubbing eyes may be caused by tiredness. It may also mean disbelief or being disturbed.
Body Language Training Content- Part 4
Posture can lead to unfair judgments and prejudices. Often, poor posture is seen as a closed body language that people assume is caused by a lack of confidence. There are, however, many different reasons why someone can have poor posture. While it is true that most people can improve on their posture, the changes that can be made to a person’s musculature structure are limited. Always pay attention to other cues, and do not make rash judgments based solely on posture.
- Poor Posture
- Posture can direct to unfair judgments and prejudices. Usually, poor posture is seen as a restricted body language that people believe is caused by a shortage of confidence. There are, nevertheless, several reasons why someone can have poor posture.
- Invading Personal Space
- Invading personal space is often seen as an act of hostility. Western societies use 5 different zones, depending on social conditions.
- Quick Movements
- Quick movements may be interpreted as a symbol of nervousness. They may, however, be used to attract attention to particular information when speaking. Constant jerking movements, however, do not always indicate nerves or negative emotions.
Body Language Training Content- Part 5
Most people fidget from time to time. In interviews and social settings, fidgeting can indicate nervousness, boredom, frustration, stress, or self-consciousness. It is an outlet to release feelings or an attempt at self-comfort. Besides emotions, there are a number of other reasons why people may fidget.
- Most individuals fidget from time to time. In interviews and social settings, fidgeting can show nervousness, frustration, boredom, stress, or self-consciousness. Fidgeting is an outlet to release feelings or an attempt at comforting one’s self.
- Facial Expressions
- Both Men and women share common facial expressions, but there are some variations in use and perception. For example, women typically tend to smile a lot more often than men do. Women usually smile to be polite or fulfil social expectations. The meanings behind smiles are however often misinterpreted.
- Personal Distances
- Personal space and personal distance difference with each individual. Everyone has their own idea of personal space or distance, which is the comfortable distance that someone wants to keep from another individual. Gender often influences one’s sense of personal distance.
Body Language Training Content- Part 6
Not all body language is universal. There are differences in the way that men and women communicate. Body language is often confused between genders. In order to prevent miscommunications, it is important to understand the signals that are common to most people as well as the different signals that men and women communicate with their body language.
- Female Body Language
- There are some specific differences to note when reading female body language. Culture represents a role in what is considered appropriate body language. Female body language evolves over time, and it is not common to all women. There are, nevertheless, some essential actions that many women have in general.
- Male Body Language
- Male body language is not common to all men. There are, nevertheless, certain characters of body language that are familiar to many men. Male body language is usually seen as more aggressive and dominating. Women are sometimes urged to adopt male body language in the working environment.
- Common Gestures
- Multiple gestures that we make are unconscious actions or mannerisms. Being conscious of what our gestures mean will make us conscious of what we are saying.
Body Language Training Content- Part 7
We all communicate non-verbally. The image that we project from our nonverbal communication affects the way that our spoken communication is received. While interpreting body language is important, it is equally important to understand what your nonverbal communication is telling others. It takes more than words to persuade others.
- The Signals You Send to Others
- You are always sending signals to other individuals. These signals extend through body language, appearance, voice and even personal distance.
- It is Not What You Say, It is How You Say It
- Miscommunication is a well-known quandary in both personal and business relationships. Paying careful attention to the way that you communicate will help limit any miscommunications. You must take note of the pitch, tone, and timbre of your voice.
- What Your Posture Says
- Posture is the foundation of body language communication. Individuals respond well to good posture, and having good posture enhances physical and emotional health.
Body Language Training Content- Part 8
Facial expressions are an important part of body language. We use our faces to express ourselves, and we all interpret the facial expressions we see. While some facial expressions are cultural, some facial expressions are universal. Understanding the basics of facial expressions and decoding them will help you determine what people are feeling and facilitate better communication.
- Facial Expressions are Linked to Emotion
- Many scientists recognise the fact that facial expressions are linked to emotions. Various feelings produce physical responses within the body, and facial expressions are emotional responses to conditions. Because of this emotional connection, it is not easy to constantly fake facial expressions.
- We all hide negative or undesired emotions from time to time. We can even hide our facial expressions to fit social conditions. Feelings can sometimes slip out in the form of micro-expressions. These brief, spontaneous expressions uncover emotions, and they typically last 1/25 of a second. For example, someone gives a slight sneer but smiles when running into a colleague. Most people do not consciously discern micro-expressions. Approximately 10 % of people will consciously pick up on the micro-expressions of others.
- Facial Action Coding System (FACS)
- The Facial Action Coding System or FACS is a complicated system attributed to Dr. Paul Ekman. This system breaks down the muscle movements of micro-expressions.
Body Language Training Content- Part 9
Many facial expressions are learned from one’s family and culture. There are, however, facial expressions that all people are believed to share in common. These are the universal facial expressions. Success with FACS and interpreting micro-expressions requires an understanding of universal facial expressions. There are different lists of universal facial expressions, but most lists include the same six facial expressions.
- Universal Facial Expressions
- Many facial expressions are acquired from one’s family and culture. There are, nevertheless, facial expressions that all people are assumed to share in common.
- Communicate With Power
- Powerful communication develops confidence and respect. It is essential that people sense power without hostility. Communicating with power demands practice, but it is an efficient business tool.
- Cultural Differences
- While certain expressions are universally acknowledged, various gestures are cultural. It is imperative to research the etiquette and communication style of any culture you do business with ahead of time.
Body Language Training Content- Part 10
Body language can provide people in business with a key advantage. Learn how to adjust your body language to each situation, as you identify the needs, thoughts, and feelings of those you do business with every day. A basic understanding of body language will strengthen negotiating strategies and other business tactics.
- Building Trust With Others
- One should always monitor body language to build trust with business partners. Personal perception builds trust. There are certain steps that an individual can take to create a rapport or trust.
- Mirroring helps establish rapport. Mirroring happens when we copy the movements and gestures of others to show relations. The perception that people are alike creates trust. Typically mirroring is more apparent to women. Women will mirror each other in social contexts. Men usually mirror women in romantic circumstances. In the business environment, consciously mirroring a client or colleague may have positive results.
- Watch Their Hands
- We all communicate with our hands. We can even communicate betrayal without knowing what we are doing. Several movements can mean someone is hiding something.
Body Language Training Content- Part 11
Body language can expose deception. Close observation of body language can indicate that someone is hiding something. Be careful about interpreting every action as a lie. A number of factors, including stress and insecurity, will cause suspicious body language. When there are multiple indications of deception in a person’s body language, however, further investigation may be warranted.
- Forced Smiles
- A forced smile does not usually reach the eyes. Also, a forced smile can mean that someone is trying to be polite. Continuously pay close notice when another deceptive movement accompanies a forced smile, as they can add further proof that an individual could be lying.
- Eye Contact
- The eyes are called the “windows to the soul.” The eyes constantly communicate feelings. A person’s eye contact can reveal the fact that he or she is being deceptive or not.
- Changes in Posture
- Posture can clearly signal when a person is being dishonest. Lying will cause someone to concentrate more on his or her body language.
Body Language Training Content- Part 12
People make snap judgments about each other based on body language. It is possible to improve your body language and the way that others view you. Give an air of confidence when meeting with colleagues and potential clients. Understanding the subtleties of body language makes it easier to improve your own. Simply pay attention to what you say and do.
- Be Aware of Your Movements
- It is vital to be conscious of your movements and what they mean. The most reliable way to do this, though, is to make sure that the actions are natural. Faked body language usually looks irregular and unnatural. People can subconsciously normally pick up on these cues.
- The Power of Confidence
- Enhance body language by developing personal confidence. Everyone has a personal level of confidence that is visible in body language. There are easy ways that can help increase confidence and body language.
- Position and Posture
- Posture and body position are powerful forms of communication. Pay heed to your position and posture and reflect about what they are communicating.
Body Language Training Content- Part 13
The key to instilling trust is matching body language to the words spoken. Movements will confirm or contradict what is said. Gestures will easily match what is said if the words reflect genuine feeling. Emotional awareness is necessary to communicate exactly what you mean. Unresolved emotions can affect body language.
- Practice In a Mirror
- Many people have bad body mechanics. They do not recognise the mechanics change their posture or positions. Practicing body language in front of a mirror will give an unbiased evaluation of what you are communicating.
- Involuntary Movements
- Individuals do not have control over their involuntary movements. Emotions can affect our posture, breathing, gestures, and micro-expressions. Most People subconsciously pick up on spontaneous movements, especially when they contradict what is being said.
- Say What You Mean
- Deception may sometimes be part of a polite communication. This will, however, affect body language and movement. Communication is much more efficient when you say what you mean.
- Always Be Consistent
- Dependable communication builds trust. The key is to be consistently reliable and open when communicating with others.
- Actions Will Trump Words
- Mose individuals pay more attention to actions than words. We typically make judgments about someone within 4 seconds of a meeting. This is mostly based on body language and behaviour. If your body language is unfriendly, it does not matter how kind your words are.
Each participant will receive the following materials for the Body Language Skills course
Body Language Skills Learner’s Guide
Body Language Skills Key Takeaways Notes
Body Language Skills Essentials Ebook
Body Language Skills Course Handouts
Body Language Skills 30-Day Action Plan
Body Language Skills MindMaps Pack
Body Language Skills PPT Slides Used During Course
Body Language Skills Long-Term Memory Flashcards Pack
Body Language Skills E-Learning Course
Body Language Skills Animated Case Study Videos
Body Language Skills Essentials Audiobook
Body Language Skills Infographics Pack
Each course participant will receive a certification of training completion
There are 3 pricing options available for this Body Language Skills training course. Course participants not in Singapore may choose to sign up for our online Body Language Skills training course.
Post Training Support: A vast majority of training does not have any effect beyond 120 days. To work, training has to have a strong pre- and post-training component. Post-training reinforcement helps individuals to recall the understanding and ask questions.
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