Gaetan Schmid – Body Language

Gaetan Schmid – Body Language is a Body Language Obsessed Belgian Cape Townian expert.

During the naughty nineties Gaëtan trained at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France. An international theatre school specialising in physical theatre.

Gaetan Schmid - Body Language

Gaetan Schmid – Body Language

For 25 years he’s been travelling around the world practising his craft on the stages of Russia, Sweden, Romania, USA, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, England, Wales, Uganda, Andorra, Spain and Scotland. Now available through Conference Speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaetan Schmid – Body Language

 

In 2010 Gaëtan wrote & performed Body Language. The response and success of this theatre lecture led him to create a second one called … wait for it … Body Language II.


“Not only does he analyse the ways in which our bodies often betray our thoughts, but he also gives valuable tips on how to read people. At times it feels almost as though he’s giving away secrets – but that is part of Schmid’s charm. He is completely unassuming and unpacks our behaviour, even the most ludicrous, with a cheeky smile.” Cape Times

“It could be taken as a comedic version of the American TV show Lie to Me, in which a grumpy British dude goes around fighting crime by reading people’s body language. In Body Language II, Schmid is like the comical Belgian version of the grumpy British dude. He manages to educate the audience on all things body language and makes us laugh at the same time by combining information with comedy.” Cue – National Arts Festival

Today Gaëtan offers his services and expertise as a speaker to the corporate sector [see Presentation]. In addition Gaëtan Schmid has developed a unique and engaging training program to share his fascinating knowledge on Body Language [see Training].

Gaetan Schmid – Body Language

PRESENTATIONS:

“Less Chit Chat more Kung Fu!” ***

 

Entertaining, inspiring and densely informative, my presentation is a fascinating analysis of Body Language in the workplace and the benefits thereof. Ridiculously easy to apply, these new skills are immediately effective. Be it during a little chat around the watercooler, an intense boardroom meeting or for your own palm sweating, breath catching, heart thumping presentation.

 

I’ll talk about how to read somebody else’s Body Language but also how to be aware of your own Body Language. What to do, but most importantly what NOT to do with your hands, your arms, your feet, your toes … oh no sorry nothing about your toes.

 

Punchy and funny, my Body Language presentation will boost your communication skills; put a bounce in your step and a smile on your face.

 

“… a big thank you for the fab presentation …”  – Kath Thorn | Two Oceans Aquarium

 

If you’re looking for a Presentation that ticks off the boxes:

Communication skills upgrade

Employee Wellness & Performance

Entertainment

 

… look no further!

 

*** Gaëtan’s Kung Fu instructor

 

After thought:

In our brand new world of hyper active¬¬ connectivity we’ve become addicted to instant communication, to instant gratification. Quick and easy fixes but resulting in an obvious deterioration: plenty of pseudo connections, superficial relationships and hysterical miscommunications.
On the other hand, face to face contact is good old school communication. More slow food than fast food but refined over hundreds of thousands of years and with its original and most important primal ingredient: Body Language. Follow Conference Speakers on Twitter

If you’re looking for a Presentation that ticks off the boxes:
Communication skills upgrade
Employee Wellness & Performance
Entertainment

… look no further!

TRAINING:

Presentation skills

“I speak two languages, Body and English” – Mae West

25 years of stage experience performing one-man-shows has taught me how to keep an audience enthralled from beginning to end. So let me put my experience at your service.

We’ll work together on your specific presentation and on your particular needs; for you to build up your confidence and most importantly : how to have fun in the process.

We’ll look at the non-verbal communication techniques of timing, rhythm, intonation, visualisation, eye gazing and how to liberate your hands from the evil lectern.

The Mission:

Clarifying and emphasising your message for maximum impact. Engaging your audience and finally: feeling the thrill of a job well done. Yeeha!

Face to face Interaction Skills

“The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” -George Bernard Shaw

During fun and relaxed workshops we’ll look at how to get rid of your negative non-verbals and improve your positive ones. But also how to decipher someone else emotional clues “how does s/he feel” and for the ninjas out there a few cool subliminal tricks too…

But beware, with new power comes new responsibility! The objective of these workshops is for the greater good of course: to strengthen relationships, facilitate collaboration and build trust. If you’re a Machiavellian psychopath please move along.

These new Positive Body Language skills are ridiculously easy to learn and immediately effective. In group or in one-on-one sessions, we’ll customise for your own specific needs … as long as they’re not too weird.

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