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Saturday
Jul262014

AUGUST MEETING: OFFENSIVE BODY LANGUAGE

One of the principles of agile is to use face to face, high bandwidth communication. Body language is a big part of face to face communication. This presentation is about the applying the unspoken communication of body language – in the context of agile teams.

This presentation addresses using use body language to enhance your message and how to avoid contradictory body language. Most people know how to read body language to one degree or another and man trainings have been given on how to read body language. This presentation is different – it focuses on how to contort, control, and move your body to make body language work for you and send a better, more powerful message. It also addresses applications of new research that indicates body postures can induce certain mindsets.

Learning outcomes and takeaways:

  • The learner will see body language as a tool for better communication from the standpoint of managing body language rather than reading others.
  • The learner will understand common subconscious body language mistakes and be more conscious of them when communicating with others.
  • The learner will understand that body language leads to behavior, not always follows behavior.
  • The learner will be able to use techniques to model body language and thereby induce a desired mindset.
  • The learner will understand gender specific body language and ways that the different genders can use body language to communicate with social etiquette.
  • The learner will understand culturally specific body languages and ways that different cultures may interpret western body language.

Dr. Charles Suscheck specializes in software development methodologies, and project management. He is one of only 8 people in the world and 4 in the USA certified to teach the entire scrum.org curriculum. He has over 25 years of professional experience in information technology, beginning his career as a software developer. Dr. Suscheck’s holds a Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors in Computer Science and is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Professional Scrum Master (PSM I and II), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and certified RUP specialist. An educator at heart, he has over 30 published articles and conference proceedings and has spoken nationally and internationally at various software management conferences.

When:August 14, 2014 (Second Thursday)

Networking: 5:30 - 6pm
Program: 6 - 7:30pm.
Where: Max Train, 4900 Parkway Drive, Suite 160, Mason, 45040

PMP's: This event counts for 1 (one) PDU