Certificate In Body Language Basics Online Course

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Get access to Body Language Basics and more than 150 career building courses, plus additional resources, career tools, resume and cover letter templates and more to help you grow your career. The Body Language Basics online short course is just one of the courses we feature in the Career Skill Builder Library which includes standalone Career-skills courses that cover a wide range of topics, many of which complement your course such as Communication Skills, Negotiation Skills and much more. These additional skills courses will take your understanding of these essential concepts to a much deeper level and add significant value to your study experience. Understanding Body Language is a Great Advantage in Daily Communication Can you tell if someone is telling the truth just by looking at them? It is a skill that a lot of people do not have. Through Body Language Basics you will be given a set of tools to use to your advantage. These tools can be utilized in the office and at home. Understanding Body Language will provide you a great advantage in your daily communications. Body Language Basics will provide you with a great set of skills to understand that what is not said is just as important than what is said. It will also give you the ability to see and understand how your own Body Language is being seen. You will be able to adjust and improve the way you communicate through non-verbal communications. By the end of this Body Language Basics Online Short Course, you will be able to: Define body language Understand the benefits and purpose of interpreting body language Learn to interpret basic body language movements Recognise common mistakes when interpreting body language Understand your own body language and what you are communicating Practice your body language skills
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Requirements: Entry requirements Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills. Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. Minimum specifications for the computer are: Windows: Microsoft Windows XP, or later ...


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Units of study for Body Language Basics Course

Module One - Getting Started

The ability to interpret body language is a skill that will enhance anyone's career. Body language is a form of communication, and it needs to be practiced like any other form of communication.

Module Two -Communicating with Body Language

  • Learning a new language
  • The power of body language
  • More than words
  • Actions speak louder than words

Module Three - Reading Body Language

  • Head position
  • Translating gestures into words
  • Open vs Closed body language
  • The eyes have it

Module Four - Body Language Mistakes

  • Poor posture
  • Invading personal space
  • Quick movements
  • Fidgeting

Module Five - Gender Differences

  • Facial Expressions
  • Personal Distances
  • Female Body Language
  • Male Body Language

Module Six - Nonverbal Communication

  • Common gestures
  • The signals you send to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it
  • What your posture says

Module Seven - Facial Expressions

  • Linked with emotion
  • Micro-expressions
  • Facial action coding systems (FACS)
  • Universal facial expressions

Module Eight - Body Language in Business

  • Communicate with power
  • Cultural differences
  • Building trust
  • Mirroring

Module Nine - Lying and Body Language

  • Watch their hands
  • Forced smiles
  • Eye contact
  • Changes in posture

Module Ten - Improve your Body Language

  • Be aware of your movements
  • The power of confidence
  • Position and posture
  • Practice in a mirror

Module Eleven - Matching your Words to your Movement

  • Involuntary movements
  • Say what you mean
  • Always be consistent
  • Actions will trump words

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

  • TERRY GALLOWAY - Deafness has left me acutely aware of both the duplicity that language is capable of and the many expressions the body cannot hide
  • DALE CARNEGIE - There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
  • RALPH WALDO EMERSON - When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.
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