TRANSFORMING EDUCATION

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Training options for teachers can count towards Continued Professional Development activity.

  • Each of these training sessions can be adapted to 75 mins, half-day or full-day. More time, more detail.

  • Two training sessions can be put together over the course of a half-day or full-day.

  • Feel free to tell us what you want and the time you have to invest. We'll adapt to your needs and warn you if it's too much in one go. We don't want to overwhelm.


FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

Educators | Leaders

 My Alcomy–Professional Development for Teachers, Nonverbal Communication

Research shows that your first impression is formed within seconds of being seen; before the interaction begins. Once that impression is formed, it’s hard to break, due to confirmation bias. If it’s a positive impression, all your behaviour after that will be viewed in a positive light and vice versa. Awareness of this gives you the ability to create a lasting, positive first impression, just by focusing on your body language and behaviour within those first few seconds. This is incredibly important and attention to this, as new students, parents or visitors meet your staff, will go a long way in improving ongoing relationships and engagement. 

What will be covered?

Science and research based on the topic and positive nonverbal behaviours (body language) which: 

  • Establish Trust
  • Build Connection
  • Convey Confidence, Warmth/Approachability, Respect and Interest

Engaging Your audience 

Educators | Leaders  

Researchers have identified behavioural patterns in the way that the most popular presenters communicate nonverbally, compared to those that are the least popular. Specific nonverbal communication gestures and expressions, which are used in the right way and at the right time, can create an environment more conducive to learning. In this environment, students are better able to:

  • Feel a stronger connection to, and be more comfortable with the Educator
  • Engage in, and better interpret the content
  • Increase understanding and recall of the content

Awareness and adoption of these cues in pitching, presenting and teaching, enhance the outcome for all parties. 

What will be covered?

 My Alcomy–Professional Development for Teachers, Engage your Audience

Science and research based on the topic and positive nonverbal behaviours (body language and vocal power) which:

  • Establish Trust and Command
  • Build Connection, Engagement, Influence 
  • Convey Confidence, Credibility, Warmth/Approachability, Respect and Interest
  • Punctuate Speech
  • Inspire

Empowering Women

Educators | Leaders | Future Leaders 

Physiological and (typical) behavioural differences between, and within, the sexes alter how we communicate nonverbally and therefore impact the way we are perceived. For example, vocal tone and height create specific perceptions that are linked to power and authority. Becoming aware of how these differences are perceived, combined with a knowledge of nonverbal behaviour, empowers you to make simple changes that can create stronger feelings of power within yourself, and a solid perception of strength and credibility to those around you. You can do all of this without losing your femininity. 

 My Alcomy–Professional Development for Teachers, Empowering Women

What will be covered?

Science and research based on the topic and positive nonverbal behaviours (body language and vocal power) which: 

  • Create Feelings of Confidence and Power
  • Convey Confidence, Credibility and Authority
  • Assert Command and Influence

 


IDENTIFYING NEGATIVE NONVERBAL SIGNALS

Educators | Leaders | Counsellors

People start to conceal their true emotions from an early age. Not only to fit in with cultural norms, but also to create impressions on others, create benefits for their self and to avoid consequences. Whilst everybody can filter the words they speak, nobody can control involuntary nonverbal cues that show misalignment between words and behaviour. Once you know what to look for and get used to observing specific nonverbal signals, you are able to better understand the true feelings of others. Because observing these cues gives you an indication as to where there are issues, and exactly where you should dig deeper; as the signal fires in direct response to a stimulus. 

Whilst a lot of people get a gut feeling that something is wrong, based on subconscious interpretations, very few can confirm their hunch with solid observations, that clearly signal an issue. This ability improves understanding and empathy, increasing emotional intelligence on the one hand, and can potentially uncover significant issues and avoid adversity, on the other.

What will be covered?

 My Alcomy–Professional Development for Teachers, Understanding Colleagues and Students Nonverbal Communication Cues

Science and research based on the topic and knowledge of negative nonverbal behaviours (body language) which: 

  • Indicate Stress, Vulnerability, Discomfort and Dislike
  • Signal Misalignment Between Words and Behaviour
  • Point Towards Deception

TRANSFORMING EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE

Nonverbal Communication Techniques to Engage, Influence and Inspire Students

 My Alcomy–Professional Development Training Package for Teachers

My Alcomy can tailor make a professional development package to focus on the specific needs of the participants. Typically, this consists of a combination of group training session/s, one-to-one coaching (3 sessions per person), and body language audits (2 - 3 per person), over the duration of a term.

TRAINING SESSION OPTIONS

  • First Impressions Count
  • Engaging your Audience
  • Empowering Women
  • Identifying Negative Nonverbal Signals

BODY LANGUAGE AUDIT

  • Are your words and behaviours in alignment, do you look authentic?

  • Are you conveying confidence, credibility, competence and empathy?

  • Do your actions elicit trust, connection and comfort? 

  • Are you engaging and influential, do you feel heard, can you command and retain attention? 

A Body Language Audit is analysis and feedback of an educator, leading a class. Each educator involved records their own class, using their mobile device, with Swivl technology, then uploads the video to cloud technology. 

My Alcomy then uses the video footage to analyse the educator’s body language and vocal delivery, providing a report with suggestions for improvement, which will feed into the coaching sessions. 

COACHING

One-to-one coaching enables My Alcomy to work with participants on areas in need of improvement (as identified in the Body Language Audits) to develop educators (or other staff) to reach performance based goals.


TRANSFORMING EDUCATION

PRESENTATIONS FOR STUDENTS

Girl Power!

This presentation is aimed at girls who are transitioning into adulthood. It’s designed prepare them for their future success, providing them with knowledge and a skill set designed to empower. Powerful skills, that all women and girls should be privy to.

Physiological and (typical) behavioural differences between, and within, the sexes alter how we communicate nonverbally and therefore impact the way we are perceived. For example, vocal tone and height create specific perceptions that are linked to power and authority. Becoming aware of how these differences are perceived, combined with a knowledge of nonverbal behaviours, empower us to make simple changes that can create stronger feelings of power within ourselves, and a solid perception of strength and credibility to those around us. We can do all of this without losing our femininity. 

 My Alcomy–Professional Development Training for Students

What will be covered?

Science and research based on the topic and positive nonverbal behaviours (body language and vocal power) which: 

  • Create Feelings of Confidence and Power
  • Convey Confidence, Credibility and Authority
  • Assert Command and Influence

     

Steal the Show!

This presentation is aimed at students transitioning into adulthood and preparing for interviews, students who are taking up public speaking or roles in which they need to create a stellar impression. These skills are incredibly important for interviews and professional interactions, but are also applicable across all areas of life. 

Research shows that first impressions are made within the first few seconds of seeing someone; before the interaction begins. Once that impression is formed, it’s hard to break. This is due to confirmation bias. If it’s a positive impression, all behaviour after that will be viewed in a positive light and vice versa. Awareness of this gives us the ability to create a lasting, positive first impression, just by focusing on our nonverbal body language and behaviour within those first few seconds. This is incredibly important and will give students a skill set that could get them off to a flying start in life.

 My Alcomy–Public Speaking Skills for Students

What will be covered?

Science and research based on the topic and positive nonverbal behaviours (body language) which: 

  • Establish Trust
  • Build Connection
  • Convey Confidence, Warmth/Approachability, Respect and Interest

The Superhero in you!

Primary School Students | High School Students | Tertiary Education Students

Research is increasingly showing, that what we do with our bodies has an impact on how we feel emotionally. And since behaviour is driven by emotions, what we do with our bodies can ultimately impact our success rates. Being aware of this concept means that we can tap into this super power to make ourselves feel better and perform better (research shows that small changes to our posture can even improve test results, and allow us to deal with bad news more positively). We’ll learn the basics of this concept and will explore how we can change our posture, facial expressions, gestures and voice to discover the superhero within us. 

 My Alcomy–Self Empowerment for Students

What will be covered?

Science and research based on the topic and positive nonverbal behaviours (body language and vocal power) which: 

  • Create Feelings of Happiness, Strength and Confidence
  • Convey Confidence, Influence and Authority

 

 


Supercharge your power!

Primary School Students | High School Students | Tertiary Education Students

This presentation is designed for small groups of students who are vulnerable, at risk, shy or introverted.

What we do with our body and voice has an impact on how we are perceived. If we feel vulnerable, we can express this with our body, facial expression, gait and vocal power. As a result we are perceived as vulnerable and are more likely to be victimised. But perhaps even more important is that these expressions of vulnerability accentuate our own internal feelings, due to the body-brain feedback loop. Researchers have discovered that what we do with our body and voice alters the way that we feel. Awareness of this, means that we can make small changes to our body language and vocal power, to make us look and feel more powerful, and therefore less likely to be bullied. 

 My Alcomy–Self Empowerment for Students

What will be covered?

Science and research based on the topic and positive nonverbal behaviours (body language and vocal power) which: 

  • Create Feelings of Happiness, Strength and Confidence
  • Convey Confidence, Influence and Authority