Body Language Part One – The Basics


Can you tell if someone is telling the truth just by looking at them? It is a skill that a lot of people do not have. Through our Body Language Basics course you will be given a set of tools to use to your advantage. These tools can be utilised in the office and at home. Understanding Body Language will provide you a great advantage in your daily communications. Our body language course will provide you with a great set of skills to understand that what is not said is just as important than what is said. It will also give you the ability to see and understand how your own body language is being seen. You will be able to adjust and improve the way you communicate through non-verbal communications.

Study our course in the way you want. In small units or in one. Synchronise your learning between any device and remember and track your progress. Study and answer questions at your convenience and at the end of the course, if you answer more than 80% of the questions correctly, qualify for a certificate of achievement. You can even log your CPD hours.

In all our business courses, you get access to around six hours of e-learning that you can watch, listen and read. There are usually 100 questions and at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion that you can use against any personal or professional development requirements. As well as the course, you also receive a FREE e-book that you can read on your Kindle or other e-reader. You also get a FREE audiobook of the course so you can listen to the whole course uninterrupted on your device.



Module One: Introduction

  • Objectives & Outcomes
  • Pre-assessment
  • Pre-assignment

Module Two: Communicating with Body language

  • Learning a new language
  • The power of body language
  • More than words
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Three: Reading Body Language

  • Head Position
  • Translating gestures into words
  • Open v closed body language
  • The eyes have it
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Four: Body Language Mistakes

  • Poor posture
  • Invading personal space
  • Quick movements
  • Fidgeting
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Five: Gender Differences

  • Facial expressions
  • Personal distances
  • Female body language
  • Male body language
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Six: Non-Verbal Communication

  • Common gestures
  • The signals you send to others
  • It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it
  • What your posture says
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Seven: Facial Expressions

  • Linked with emotion
  • Micro-expressions
  • Facial action coding system (FACS)
  • Universal facial expressions
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Eight: Body Language in Business

  • Communicate with power
  • Cultural differences
  • Building trust
  • Mirroring
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Nine: Lying and body language

  • Watch their hands
  • Forced smiles
  • Eye contact
  • Changes in posture
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Ten: Improve Your Body Language

  • Be aware of your movements
  • The power of confidence
  • Position and posture
  • Practice in a mirror
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Eleven: Matching Your Words to Your Movement

  • Involuntary movements
  • Say what you mean
  • Always be consistent
  • Actions will trump words
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the wise
  • Lessons learned
  • Action plans


Topics covered

Topics covered

Throughout the course you will develop key skills as you cover the following topics

  • Communicating with and reading body language
  • Gender differences
  • Body language mistakes
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Spotting a body that lies
  • Improving body langugae
  • Matching words and movement
What You'll Learn

What You'll Learn

By the end of this short business course on Body Language, you will:

  • Understand the principles of body language
  • Know how to use non-verbal communication properly
  • Understand what people are saying with their actions
  • Improve the use of your own body language
Who's it for?

Who's it for?

This course is for anyone who wants to improve their overall communication skills – both in transmitting and in understanding others, whether in the workplace or personally.

Prior knowledge

There is no real prior knowledge required but the more you understand people, the more you will get from the course.

As you develop your career, there will be a constant requirement to not only refresh and update existing technical learning but also to develop new skills and ways of thinking and behaving.

Technical Skills

Whether you’re in production, distribution, sales, finance, human resources or management your technical skills will always need to keep up with the latest developments in technology and change. The learning for this will generally come from your peers, industry trends and specialised training.

New skills

However, as you move up in seniority through an organisation or become and entrepreneur, you will be faced with learning a much wider array of skills. You will need to learn how to be a generalist but with the ability to look at the whole of a business and how it all interlocks.

People Skills

Most importantly, you will need to master your own behaviours and character and emotional intelligence in order to influence, inspire and bring people along with your vision.

Your career, personal and professional development should never stop, whether you are learning because of a company or professional body requirement or whether you are just wanting to grow.


We have many more coursesfor you, your business or organisation. Get in touch about how to get our courses available to your organisation or fellow learners at [email protected]

For Businesses

For Businesses

Are you looking for a comprehensive learning solution for you and your teams? We have a portfolio of over 150 business short courses that are available online and on-demand. These ready to go courses cover all key areas of a business from finance & operations, sales & marketing, human resources to administration and management. As well as hard skills that range from elementary to advanced, there is an array of people and soft skill development.

Our e-learning is comprehensive, up to date and produced by a high quality learning and editorial team. It combines the latest in business thinking with the latest in learning technology. Learning can be delivered wholly online through self-study, with virtual tutor support or in a group & classroom environment by our qualified trainers.

  • All online learning is tracked and courses can be used as part of a personal development plan for staff
  • Learners can study out of hours or in breaks with bite-size learning
  • Get back end management reports on learner progress
  • Cost efficiently solve any compliance, insurance, regulatory, union or staff association requirements
  • Save on staff training and CPD costs
  • Choose and pay for only the courses you need or look at our library models for even greater value
  • No lock-in contracts – pay monthly or get a handsome discount for annual and multi-year deals
  • No big installations necessary – a simple web browser is all you need to get started
  • New courses being added all the time

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