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Communicating Nonverbally

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Learn about how to communicate more effectively by taking control of your body language and understanding nonverbal communication from others.

People communicate constantly using nonverbal gestures, posture, movement, and facial expressions, but most people focus only on words. Join behavioral expert and author Vanessa Van Edwards as she shares how to spot and interpret nonverbal cues from others and how to take control of your own nonverbal communication. Vanessa also discusses how to read hidden emotions, how to show others you are engaged, and how to leverage your nonverbal communication.


  • Maximizing nonverbal communication
1. Nonverbal Communication
  • Decoding and encoding nonverbal signals
  • Nonverbal communication examples
  • Why nonverbal communication matters
2. Micropositive Nonverbal Communication
  • Sending positive nonverbal signals
  • How to know if someone is engaged
  • How to use confident body language
  • How to build rapport
3. Micronegative Nonverbal Communication
  • Identifying negative nonverbal signals
  • How to know if someone is disengaged
  • How to know if someone is embarrassed
  • How to know if someone is nervous
4. Changing Your Nonverbal Communication
  • Your nonverbal communication challenge

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Vanessa Van Edwards

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