Welcome to the Body Language Basics course. 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. Whether in sales or management, it is essential to understand the body language of others and exactly what your own body is communicating.  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.

This is a self-pacing,  4-hour,  12 module course that consist of 10 audio with Text lessons, downloadable lesson worksheets, handouts and a bonus e-textbook for use during the course and for future reference of the course content. This course also has module quizzes to test your learning and surveys to capture your pre-course expectations and post course feedback. The module format allows for self-pacing completion. This means you can start, stop, replay, review, log out and log back on as your schedule permit. The course is both content-rich and easy to understand. 

Course Objectives

Clear goals promote rapid and easy learning.

  • Define body language.

  • Understand the benefits and purpose of interpreting body language.

  • Learn to interpret basic body language movements.

  • Recognize common mistakes when interpreting body language.

  • Understand your own body language and what you are communicating.

  • Practice your body language skills.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Welcome to the Course & Getting Started

    • Navigating Your Course Portal

    • Welcome to the Course! An Introduction & Information from the Host

    • Before we begin...

    • Action Plan: Body Language Basics

    • ETextbook_Body Language Basics PDF

  • 2

    Module 2: Communicating with Body Language

    • Module 2 Lesson: Communicating with Body Language

    • Module 2 Quiz: Test your learning

  • 3

    Module 3: Reading Body Language

    • Module 3 Lesson: Reading Body Language

    • Module 3 Worksheet: Head Positions, Gestures and Looks

    • Module 3 Quiz: Test your learning

  • 4

    Module 4: Body Language Mistakes

    • Module 4 Lesson: Body Language Mistakes

    • Module 4 Worksheet: Personal Space Zones

    • Module 4 Quiz: Test your learning

  • 5

    Module 5: Gender Differences

    • Module 5 Lesson: Gender Differences

    • Module 5 Worksheet: Gender Specific Body Language

    • Module 5 Quiz: Test your learning

  • 6

    Module 6: Nonverbal Communication

    • Module 6 Lesson: Nonverbal Communication

    • Module 6 Worksheet: Unconscious Gestures

    • Module 6 Quiz: Test your learning

    • Instructor Host Midway Check-in

  • 7

    Module 7: Facial Expressions

    • Module 7 Lesson: Facial Expressions

    • Module 7 Worksheet: Universal Facial Expressions

    • Module 7 Quiz: Test your learning

  • 8

    Module 8: Body Language In Business

    • Module 8 Lesson: Body Language In Business

    • Module 8 Worksheet: Powerful Movements and Mirroring

    • Module 8 Quiz: Test your learning

  • 9

    Module 9: Lying & Body Language

    • Module 9 Lesson: Lying & Body Language

    • Module 9 Worksheet: Hand & Posture Signaling

    • Module 9 Quiz: Test your learning

  • 10

    Module 10: Improve Your Body Language

    • Module 10 Lesson: Improve Your Body Language

    • Module 10 Quiz: Test your learning

  • 11

    Module 11: Matching Your Words To Your Movements

    • Module 11 Lesson: Matching Your Words To Your Movements

    • Module 11 Worksheet: Action Traits Trump Words

    • Module 11 Quiz: Test Your Learning

  • 12

    Module 12: Finishing Up & Next Steps!

    • Congratulations & Final Comments...

    • You're Almost Done!

    • Before you go...

Course Pricing

Bonus Materials

Enjoy a complimentary e-textbook, lifetime access and a great discount offer.

  • Bonus E-TextBook

    This course comes with a downloadable e-textBook as a great course resource as you work through each lesson or for future reference.

  • Lifetime Access

    Every student may access any course in their student portal to review course content at anytime.

  • Future Course Discount

    Upon completion of this course, we'll offer you a discount to take another Proper Advantage Professional Development Series online course.

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