WSP 75 — Effective Nonverbal Communication
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Oct 21
Time: 9:00 am—5:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 14
Instructor(s): Jeff Cabili
9:00 am—5:00 pm
This dynamic workshop will help improve the way you communicate by focusing on the nonverbal aspects of communication as you deliver a presentation or make a speech. Nonverbal communication can reinforce what you say, but when not used effectively, it can weaken your message. The workshop will focus on the techniques of expression, including gestures, body movements, positions and postures, the voice, breathing techniques, sustaining eye contact, the use of silence, and others, with an emphasis on consistency between verbal and nonverbal communication. We will also examine how nonverbal communication can be used as a tool to influence others in difficult contexts (such as lecturing to an unsettled group) and to optimize the impact of your message in stressful settings (such as job interviews and business negotiations). The workshop will include short video recordings of each student.
Prerequisite: Advanced-level proficiency in spoken English.
Grade restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade.
Jeff Cabili, Former Director, International Business Development, Stanford Graduate School of BusinessJeff Cabili worked at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for ten years. Before that, he spent more than twenty-five years in senior management positions for global companies. As a total quality management (TQM) consultant, he has conducted seminars and workshops for more than 3,900 senior executives. He received an MBA from Wharton and an MS from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France.
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.