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Professional Development Training

Want an interesting topic that engages and inspires your team, with a beneficial impact on your organisation?


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My Alcomy’s training sessions are designed and delivered using neuroscience and psychology principles that optimise engagement and learning.

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Training Areas

We cover three broad areas, drawing content from one or more to suit your needs.

Scroll down for specific examples of presentations and training that we can put together.

My Alcomy–how to be engaging, influential and charismatic

Personal Presentation

This area is about the signals you send. You'll learn the secrets of positive and powerful body language and expression, and will improve your quality of voice. You’ll be able to elicit feelings of trust, connection and competence–primary influencers–show empathy, engagement and respect.

My Alcomy can show you how to observe and read other people

Reading Body Language

This area is about understanding people. You'll gain significant insight into people’s thoughts and emotions. You’ll understand how people really feel, becoming a better and more empathic listener. You’ll be empowered to offer better responses, improving your emotional intelligence and leadership skills.

My Alcomy can show you how to feel more positive and powerful

Emotional Wellbeing & Self Empowerment

We'll show you how to use your body and voice to feel confident and quell negative emotion. Use these techniques over time, and you'll become confident–experiencing the powerful impact of being perceived more positively.

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“I highly recommend Sophie as a trainer and speaker because she will hook your audience and will keep them entertained in addition to providing them with a wealth of knowledge that they will be able to apply immediately to their business and personal lives.”

Training and Presentation Examples

Women and Leadership—Opening Arms to Close the Pay Gap, Sophie Halliday Zadeh, My Alcomy, Trending Keynote  Speaker Topics

Women and Leadership

Opening Arms to Close the Pay Gap

The gender pay gap in Australia is still disappointingly high, at over 21% in some states and industries, with ‘unexplained’ factors driving a majority of the difference. 

Drawing on research and correlations between pay and nuances in nonverbal communication and physiology, Sophie asks a controversial question. Might some of these unexplained factors be attributed to the influence of our sensory perceptions of gender differences?

In this fascinating presentation, Sophie shares her insight into the powerful effects of nonverbal communication. Suggesting ways women can leverage by hacking the body and voice, to create subtle shifts in perceptions. 

Trending Keynote Speaker Topic, Becoming a Human Lie Detector, Sophie Halliday Zadeh, My Alcomy

Becoming a Human Lie Detector

Deception is wrapped up in our everyday lives, with 60% of people lying at least once, during a ten-minute conversation. While many lies are trivial, some are significant and potentially damaging to relationships, communities and organisations. 

In this enlightening presentation, Sophie reveals the truth and myths about deception, showing you how to spot red flags. She’ll expose the behaviours that are the most reliable and telling. Those that say one thing, when words say another and those that convey a specific meaning, like, “I got away with that”. Once you begin to spot potential lies, you’ll be empowered to dig deeper to discover the truth.

Emotional Intelligence—Reading Body Language and Discerning Emotion, Keynote Speaker, Sophie Halliday Zadeh

Emotional Intelligence

Reading Body Language and Discerning Emotion

A significant component of EI is the capability of individuals to discern the emotions of others and use that information to guide thinking and behaviour. Yet the skill of reading body language and emotion is rare. 

This eye-opening presentation will have you reading and understanding body language and recognising genuine emotion in under an hour. Then, all you need to do is use it to guide better decisions and responses. 

Emotional Wellbeing: Power by Design, Trending Speaker Topics, Sophie Halliday Zadeh, My Alcomy

Emotional Wellbeing

Power By Design

While experiencing negative emotion is completely normal, it can be overwhelming for many, adversely impacting life. At best, life experiences become less positive, at worse activities and experiences are avoided altogether. 

In this insightful presentation, Sophie reveals the secrets of the body-brain feedback loop and our most common emotions—casting light on their purpose and benefits. You'll change the way you think about them. She’ll lead you through experiments to tap into the body-brain feedback loop and trigger emotion. 

You’ll experience, the power of harnessing the body, voice and expression, to change the way you feel. Empowering you to take back control, quell negative emotion and create inner feelings of positivity, confidence and grounding.

Self Empowerment • Women’s Empowerment • Girl’s Empowerment • Bullying • Reducing Fear and Anxiety • Emotional Intelligence

Presentation Skills: Communicate with Impact, Sophie Halliday Zadeh, Keynote and Conference Speaker, My Alcomy, Trending Speaking Topics

Presentation Skills

Communicate with Impact

In an era where vast amounts of information clamour for attention, it’s become even harder to engage and resonate with an already overwhelmed audience. 

In this presentation, Sophie shares techniques, tips and tricks, drawn from the science of nonverbal communication, psychology and the neuroscience of learning. 

When put into practise, these techniques help to increase engagement, connection, understanding, retention of information and perceptions of trust and credibility. 

Nonverbal Behaviour and Customer Experience, Sophie Halliday Zadeh, Speaker Topic, My Alcomy

Nonverbal Behaviour and Customer Experience

Most businesses spend time and consideration planning organisational culture and building trust and reputation, yet one key area—nonverbal communication—is often neglected. 

At a grass-roots level, consumers are influenced by their sensory perceptions of nonverbal behaviour within seconds of entering your business. In this presentation, we’ll explore how the nonverbal behaviour of employees can negatively or positively sway perceptions and some simple solutions to make a positive difference.

The Nonverbal Art of Influence and Charisma—Persuasion and Leadership, Event Speaker Sophie Zadeh Halliday, My Alcomy Speaking Topics

The Nonverbal Art of Influence and Charisma

Persuasion and Leadership

What is it about one person’s behaviour that moves others to action? In this insightful presentation, Sophie reveals specific nonverbal signals which form part of the behaviour repertoire of good leaders. 

She’ll uncover the evidence, giving away the secrets of communicating with impact. Helping emerging leaders win trust, connect, engage and come across as credible—all via their nonverbal behaviour. These essential ingredients are crucial to being heard and inspiring action.

The Universal Pursuit of Trust—Eliciting Trust Nonverbally, Trending Speaking Topic, Sophie Halliday Zadeh, My Alcomy

The Universal Pursuit of Trust

Eliciting Trust Nonverbally

From the moment you’re perceived, the question asked—subconsciously—is can I trust this person or not? Research had found this is universal amongst all people, regardless of culture. From an evolutionary perspective, it’s vital for our safety—it’s a survival mechanism. 

This fascinating presentation takes a closer look at trust, giving insight into why it’s essential for both individuals and business to elicit trust from the outset. We’ll explain why first impressions matter and will provide practical examples of what eliciting trust looks like, from a nonverbal perspective, for both individuals and businesses. 

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“Sophie is an outstanding trainer! She is an out of the box thinker and uses her creativity to make her training fun and engaging which makes it more memorable and meaningful.”

Professional Development Training

Body Language & Nonverbal Communication

We share science based insight and knowledge, debunking widespread body language myths.

Your team will learn the fascinating secrets of the body and voice and how they can use them to empower, engage and influence. They’ll walk away with practical techniques and an understanding of why these are crucial for successful interactions.

  • Improve Communication

  • Improve Quality of Voice

  • Become Confident, Engaging, Charismatic, Approachable and Influential

  • Understand Other People

  • Speak with Confidence

Skills essential for emotional intelligence, influence and leadership.

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“Your professional development session on nonverbal communication was probably the best PD I have attended in my time as a teacher in WA. Thank you for the skills you have taught me that will optimise my performance as a teacher.”

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