WSP 75 — Effective Nonverbal Communication
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Apr 13
Time: 9:00 am—5:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 6
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s): Jeff Cabili
9:00 am—5:00 pm
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
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, and the use of silence, 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.
Jeff Cabili, Former Director, International Business Development, Stanford Graduate School of BusinessJeff Cabili worked at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for ten years. As a total quality management (TQM) consultant, he has conducted seminars and workshops for more than 5,100 senior executives. He is also a mentor at several incubators where he works with startups to perfect their pitches. 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.