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We all know that non-verbal communication can be as important as our words, whether we’re talking with a person one-on-one or speaking in front of an audience.
Did you know that our body movement – our kinetic energy – is something different from what we traditionally think of regarding body language and it has an impact too?
My guest is Ritu Chander, the founder of The Next Move LLC, which is a decision-making consultancy.
In this episode, Ritu and I talk about:
- How she became interested in body movement
- The history of movement analysis
- The subconscious behaviors we do
- How our body movement reflects our cognitive processing and how we make decisions
- The difference between looking at body language and kinetic energy
- As speakers, how our body movement can impact the audience subconsciously
- Why it’s important to change up our body movement, gestures, and voice when we’re speaking
- Why we want to come across as approachable and warm – and what to do if we feel like that’s not our natural personality
This episode is part of our Confidence Series, episodes 127 through 131.
About My Guest: Ritu Chander is the Founder of The Next Move LLC, with offices in Chicago, Illinois. The Next Move is a leading decision-making consultancy in the United States. Ritu is passionate about the transformative results that occur as her clients break through the roadblocks of their ingrained decision-making patterns. Ritu employs an analytical technique of correlating subconscious behaviors to cognitive strengths and weaknesses, a technique scientifically proven as 99% accurate.
Ritu expands her services to speaker training, jury selection, witness preparation, mediation and more, integrating her expertise in cognitive patterns with Laban Movement Analysis for thorough mind-body integrated analysis and coaching.
Ritu’s international client base reaches entrepreneurs, politicians, scientists, physicians, corporate leaders, teams and attorneys. As a leading expert in her field, she is an engaging speaker and trainer and is passionate about sharing her knowledge to maximize the potential of her clients. Ritu is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and previously was Adjunct Faculty in the graduate school at Columbia College Chicago in the MPA Certification Program. Along with her training and expertise in decision-making studies, Ritu has a background in genetics, molecular biology and a career in intellectual property, with her own patent firm specializing in biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents.
About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.
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