Upcoming Workshop

The Power of Voice and Nonverbal Behaviour

Trainer: Branka Zei Pollermann PhD
  • October 21-22, 2020
  • Château, France, Haute Savoie
  • Two day course
  • Maximum number of attendees: 10
  • If residential, CHF 2100.-/person
    If non-residential, CHF 1950.- / person


  • To identify personal strengths and weaknesses in speech communication.
  • To choose the speaking style that enhances credibility and persuasiveness.
  • To master the emotional dimensions of speech communication.
  • To structure the content of presentations in a way that raises interest and maintains attention.
  • To acquire vocal skills appropriate for speaking at meetings (video/audio conf.), presenting facts and figures, public speaking, and Face-to-Face communication.


  • The role of verbal, vocal and nonverbal behaviour in speech communication.
  • Three main vocal skills: chunking, emphasis, intonation.
  • Vocal style in public speaking and in face-to-face interaction.
  • Verbal aspects: vocabulary (emotional semantic networks); choice of argumentation strategy (blends of rational and emotional strategies).
  • Nonverbal behaviour (facial expressions, gestures, gaze, posture) and their strategic usage in speech communication.
  • Congruence between verbal content and nonverbal behaviour.
  • The Pyramid principle: structure of talks
  • Most efficient rhetorical figures in speaking and writing
About Seminar

When we speak, other people “read” our voices in addition to listening to our words. Things they pay attention to include your pace, your tone and inflection, and your fluency. Our voices also convey emotional meanings: joy, sarcasm, anger, affection, or confidence.

Nonverbal messages (facial expressions, gestures, posture) have a huge impact on the quality of your personal and professional relationships. The way you communicate affects how others see you, how well they like and respect you, and whether or not they trust you. It is not just what you say; it is how you say it.

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