Impression Management

Being taken serious as a leader based on your non-verbal communication

2 days training, online or on-site

For up to 12 leaders, owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers of any sector, in English or German

Your Benefit

Your acceptance as a leader largely depends on how your team perceives you. In this training we focus on your non-verbals – on how you move – on your body language and language.

Your Benefit

An important part of your communication with your team is influenced by your body language. Your non-verbals determine, how you are perceived in your leadership role, , to a large degree, non-verbal. This layer highly determines how we are perceived by our counterpart. We use it ourselves as an indicator of emotions, attitudes and personality traits present in our partner.

Non-verbal communication often unconsciously expresses feelings and opinions. It is much harder to be controlled compared to verbal communication. Still, it is relevant for successful interactions.

This seminar allows you to receive feedback on your own non-verbal behaviour as well as to train the communication in challenging situations – such as presenta-tions or interviews.


  • Sensitization for non-verbal processes of communication
  • Perception of own body language
  • Increasing abilities to act by consciously dealing with attitudes and postures
  • Giving and receiving appreciative and constructive feedback


  • What is non-verbal communication?
  • The 5 parameters: gestures, facial expressions, body posture, distance, tone of voice
  • Open versus closed postures
  • How charisma is created
  • Low versus high status body language
  • Comparing self-perception with perception of others

Special topics

  • Making a great first impression
  • Body language during negotiations, presentations, small talk
  • Creating congruency between verbal and non-verbal communication


Trainer-input; self-reflection; single-, partner-, and group-exercises; role plays; mutual feedback with other participants, short presentations and situations, group discussions. Feedback of peers and trainer. Video recording and analysis.

When conducted on-site: Please bring, if possible, a video recording device (smart phone is sufficient).


Do you want to learn a practical and applicable method that makes grow your scientific presentations? If yes, this is your course.

I wanted to join this course because, in general, I think scientist have problems to make clear and convincing scientific presentations, and this is something that we need to work.
He is giving you a lot of applicable tips and techniques that will make your presentations grow, because scientific presentations don’t need to be boring. My expectations were fully covered.

Raquel Gomez Oca PhD Student at IGBMC Strasbourg
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