After you complete this one-day workshop, you will be able to:
- Apply your knowledge of body language to improve communication
- Understand the impact of space in a conversation
- Understand the nuances of body language from a range of areas including your face, hands, arms, legs, and posture
- Use mirroring and matching techniques to build rapport
- Shake hands with confidence
- Dress for success
To begin, participants will explore what body language means and how it can make a difference in our relationships with others. Participants will also brainstorm body language that can be related to trust and likeability.
Give Me Some Space!
This session will explore the concept of personal space and what distance is appropriate for professional discussions. Participants will also get a good understanding of appropriate space through an exercise.
What’s Your Face Saying?
Next, participants will learn about the different aspects of facial expressions, including smiles, head position, eye signals, and micro expressions.
What’s Your Body Saying?
In this session, participants will examine the meaning of gestures and learn how to use their hands to emphasize what they say. The position of hands, feet, legs, and arms will all be discussed.
Next, participants will discuss their pre-assignment, which asked them to study humans in their natural environment.
Mirroring and Leading
This session will explore some principles from neuro-linguistic programming to help participants understand and evaluate body language. Topics will include rapport, matching, mirroring, leading, and pacing.
Monitoring Your Posture
Good posture sends a likeability signal and a confident message. This session will help you get started on the road to good posture.
Next, participants will learn why dress is so important and how they can use their wardrobe to help send a positive, professional message.
Developing a professional handshake is one of the most valuable business skills that a person can cultivate. This session will explore the factors of a good handshake, offer alternatives for when a handshake is not appropriate, and give participants a chance to practice a winning introduction.
How Are You Doing?
To wrap up the course, participants will role play a sales scenario and use their body language to make a specific impression.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.