Present Influence

The Body Language of Influence with guest Mark Bowden

Speaking Influence

Is there a way of holding yourself that displays influence?
What are the covert signals of power?
We know about Aristotle's rhetoric but was there a school of movement that went with it?
Can you tell if someone is lying just from their body language?

All this and more will be answered in this special Xmas edition of Speaking Influence, and believe me, there's a lot to unwrap in this episode.

Mark Bowden is an internationally renowned author, speaker and expert on body language and I'm delighted that he agreed to come on Speaking Influence and discuss the importance of body language in the spheres of influence and persuasion. Not only did Mark discuss these things but he gave us a mini masterclass on the body language of influence and persuasion both in real-life events and online ones.

In this episode:

  • What kind of school teaches body language?
  • Is there a physical/performative type of rhetoric?
  • The one thing we all have to fight against
  • How gravity affects communication
  • The secret signals of power
  • How to generate passion on Zoom
  • Mark's top influence tool

and more besides as always.

Mark's latest book, co-written with Tracy Thompson, is called Truth and Lies: What people are really thinking and is available in multiple formats. I've just downloaded the audiobook for myself. His book recommendation is: The Ellipsis Manual by Chase Hughes

You can find out more about Mark at his website https://truthplane.com/ and you can easily find some of his terrific talks on YouTube.

A special word of thanks for everyone who has supported the show through its second year. I am very happy to be informing you that we now have our first sponsorship deal with a company called Brandface. You'll be hearing more about that soon and meeting the amazing people behind the brand.

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I'm already lining up the most amazing guests for 2022 and can't wait to see what comes next in our exploration of influence and persuasion.

Thanks for listening, now go and make great things happen.


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