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Reading Body Language, Using it to Your Advantage

Body language
Having the ability to read body language can go a long way in helping you throughout your life. You can learn to understand the cues, or signs, that people show when they tell a lie, or when they are unsure of themselves. Knowing what to look for and how to use this information can be helpful in your personal life, as well as in your career. Being able to read body language can help you ace a job interview. It can make a date go smoother and it can help you excel at reaching your goals. 

 In this course you will learn what body language is, about different emotions, how to read body language and how to use the information to your personal and career advantage. You'll learn about cultural differences as it pertains to body language, the power of first impressions and intuition and how to ask the questions and be an active listener when you get responses. Don't shake another hand until you have learned all you can from the information in this course!

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Body Language

    This lesson explains how certain gestures, eye contact, and other non-verbal forms of communication can be an indicator of what a person is thinking.
  • Lesson 2: Body Language Basics

    This lesson describes how posture, angles, and expressions can be read by another person.
  • Lesson 3: Body Language Varying by Group

    This lesson discusses the concept of body language as it relates to babies and children.
  • Lesson 4: Body Language That Displays Different Emotions

    This lesson explains how the arms, legs, eyes, head, and posture can be used to determine what a person is feeling.
  • Lesson 5: How to Read Body Language

    Eye contact, nail biting, and facial expressions are just a few of the ways you can read body language.
  • Lesson 6: Using Body Language to Your Personal Advantage

    This lesson describes how to use your body language to aid in a job search.
  • Lesson 7: Using Body Language in Your Career

    This lesson discusses how body language skills are used in professional settings.
  • Lesson 8: Discovering Patterns

    Imitating others' body language can make them feel more comfortable.
  • Lesson 9: The Power of First Impressions

    Body language will help with that first impression!
  • Lesson 10: Asking the Right Questions, Listening to the Answers

    How you ask a question can also make a big difference. Positive body language makes an impression.
  • Lesson 11: The Power of Intuition

    This lesson discusses the relationship between intuition and body language.
  • Lesson 12: Self Reflection

    This lesson discusses how our self esteem affects our body language, and how others perceive us.
  • Lesson 13: Supplemental Information

    This lesson gives terminology and related websites.
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Course Title: Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language
Course Number: 7550242
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Michelle Money
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe basics behind reading body language.
  • Describe variations in body language of different groups.
  • Identify and describe body language that displays different emotions.
  • Summarize body reading techniques and clues.
  • Summarize using body language to your personal advantage and to help your career.
  • Identify patterns in a person's body language and interpret what they mean.
  • Recognize and use the power of intuition.
  • Perform self reflection on yourself and analyze your own body language messages, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Assignment 1: Understanding Body LanguageAssignment25
Lesson 1 ExamExam16
Assignment 2: Personal Space - A Cultural PerspectiveAssignment25
Lesson 2 ExamExam20
Assignment 3: Body Language and ChildrenAssignment25
Lesson 3 ExamExam20
Assignment 4: Reading Body LanguageAssignment25
Lesson 4 ExamExam20
Assignment 5: Reading Body LanguageAssignment25
Lesson 5 ExamExam19
Assignment 6: Body Language in the WorkplaceAssignment25
Lesson 6 ExamExam19
Assignment 7: Putting Theory into PracticeAssignment25
Lesson 7 ExamExam18
Assignment 8: Identifying Body Language PatternsAssignment25
Lesson 8 ExamExam19
Assignment 9: Making a Good First ImpressionAssignment25
Lesson 9 ExamExam19
Assignment 10: Active ListeningAssignment25
Lesson 10 ExamExam20
Assignment 11: Understanding IntuitionAssignment25
Lesson 11 ExamExam19
Assignment 12: Becoming Self AwareAssignment25
Lesson 12 ExamExam20
Total Points:534

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