How much time do you usually spend on preparing and practicing for a presentation or sales pitch? And in what capacity do you pay attention to your body language during your preparation?
Most of the time our focus is on what we will say and how our audience will respond. Of course, our words are important. However, research shows that a lot of a message is conveyed through our body language.
Another interesting fact about nonverbal communication is that it is predominantly an subconscious action. Without your awareness, your body shows your true feelings about a topic being discussed. A variety of problems can arise when your words don’t match your body language, such as: misunderstandings, conflicts and hurt feelings. These all interfere with productivity at work. This can have a negative effect in the workplace.
These potential problems can be avoided all together by becoming more aware and more in control of the nonverbal signals you send.
Benefits of the workshop:
- Communication at the office becomes more efficient when the verbal and non-verbal signals match and when these get picked up and understood.
- Professionalism is enhanced when people become aware of the negative signals they send and have more insight into the positive signals they display.
- The overall communication within your team and with you clients improves and becomes more trustworthy
- The company culture and integrity will become stronger through these insights which include viewing what is widely considered a “handicap” as a strength.