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Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language

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Reading Body Language, Using it to Your Advantage

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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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. 18 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Body Language Quiz; Changing Minds
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Assignment 1: Analyze Someone's Body Language
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Body Language Basics

This lesson describes how posture, angles, and expressions can be read by another person. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Foot Body Language; Being Aware of Personal Space
  • Complete: Assignment 2: Personal Space - A Cultural Perspective
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Body Language Varying by Group

This lesson discusses the concept of body language as it relates to babies and children. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Body Language Expert; Decoding Baby Body Language; Body Language and Parenting
  • Complete: Assignment 3: Practice Reading a Child's Body Language
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

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. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Bored Body Language; Deceptive Body Language; Dominant Body Language
  • Complete: Assignment 4: Reading Body Language
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

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. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: The Art of Shaking Hands
  • Complete: Assignment 5: Record Your Observations for Reading Body Language
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Using Body Language to Your Personal Advantage

This lesson describes how to use your body language to aid in a job search. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Is Your Body Betraying You In Job Interviews?; Use Body Language To Your Advantage; Emerging Leaders
  • Complete: Assignment 6: Body Language in the Workplace
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Using Body Language in Your Career

This lesson discusses how body language skills are used in professional settings. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Watch Your Body Language; Body Language to Power Your Career
  • Complete: Assignment 7: Putting Theory into Practice
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Discovering Patterns

Imitating others' body language can make them feel more comfortable. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Build Sales Trust and Rapport Quickly; How to Detect Lies
  • Complete: Assignment 8: Identifying Body Language Patterns
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: The Power of First Impressions

Body language will help with that first impression! 21 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: 7 Tips for Making a Good First Impression; Making a Great First Impression; First Impressions
  • Complete: Assignment 9: Making a Good First Impression
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

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. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Reading Body Language; The Art of Active Listening; Kinesic Communication
  • Complete: Assignment 10: Active Listening
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: The Power of Intuition

This lesson discusses the relationship between intuition and body language. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Article: The Intuition Network
  • Complete: Assignment 11: Understanding Intuition
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Self Reflection

This lesson discusses how our self esteem affects our body language, and how others perceive us. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Turn Stage Fright into Peak Performance; Non-verbal communication
  • Complete: Assignment 12: Becoming Self Aware
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Supplemental Information

This lesson gives terminology and related websites. 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Take Poll: The Importance of Body Language
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
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Course Title: Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language
Course Number: 7550242
Languages: English - United States, Canada 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: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
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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.
  • Know body reading techniques and clues.
  • Know 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.

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