Linda Talley, Ph.D., CSP is a behavioral theorist who studies leaders' hand gestures for immediacy or non-immediacy. She is an international speaker, scientist and leading expert on leaders and their nonverbal behavior that influence and persuade followers. This aspect of leader development is critically important as social skills are one of five components of emotional intelligence, which predicts effective leadership, and nonverbal behavior is a social skill. Over the past decade, her research has uncovered surprising results which show leaders what hand gestures attract followers to them and what hand gestures distance followers. In today's fast paced business world, leaders have less than 3 seconds to influence and persuade followers, and must use every advantage to create the attraction necessary to move followers and the organization forward. Dr. Talley teaches people what gestures attract or distance someone from you. When you use hand gestures that attract, followers are far more likely to move closer to you both physically and emotionally. In her research, Dr. Talley has studied leaders and specific hand gestures for influence and persuasion. A few findings from her research: Certain hand gestures attract followers to a leader. Certain hand gestures distance followers from a leader. Perceptions about a leader's nonverbal behavior are made in less than 3 seconds. In order to be an effective leader, you must be aware of how you see the world/your follow.
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Perception Is All There Is: How to Use Six Powerful (and Subtle) Nonverbal Behaviors to Influence & Persuade

Dr Linda Talley

Every day we verbally speak to clients and staff, and at the same time we are sending nonverbal messages that either attract them to us or distance them from us. Yes! It is your nonverbal message that the people around you are reading first and initially responding. Do you know what nonverbal messages you are sending? Based on her pioneer research in the area of hand gestures, Dr. Linda Talley spells out exactly what you are saying with your hand gestures. In this program, she explains what meaning is created by your specific hand gestures when you are communicating with another. The key question: is it the meaning you want to send?

What you will learn:

1. The universal validator!

2. Using space for effect

3. Power posing and motivating yourself for success

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support