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How to Use Your Body Language to Enhance Your Message

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Skillstudio's Liz Banks appears with CNN's Richard Quest on "CNN Business Traveller"

Liz Banks, Skillstudio Director was asked by CNN's Richard Quest to advise his viewers on the importance of body language for the July 2003 edition of his "Business Traveller" TV show.

As a highly experienced presentation and communications skills coach and trainer, Liz is well aware of the importance of body language for ensuring successful communication in both the business and social environment.

"Use your body language well and it will enhance your message, use it badly and it can have the opposite effect" was one of her messages to Richard's viewers.

You can also read more of Liz's comments in a CNN article by clicking here

CNN Business Traveller is a monthly TV programme covering every aspect of the transitory lifestyle of the corporate traveller. As well as being the host of CNN's Business Traveller, Richard Quest is also anchor of CNN's daily business show, "Business Central" and joint anchor of "Biz-News" a three hour live morning news and businesss breakfast programme.

The first broadcast of the TV show was on Sunday 13 July 20:30 BST, 21:30 CET

The TV show was also repeated on Thursday 17 July at 22.30 BST

Below are some stills from the show broadcast on July 13th.

CNN Business Traveller  
Richard Quest - CNN Richard Quest, CNN Business Traveller host, introducing the article on body language
Liz Banks - Body Language Expert, Skillstudio Limited Liz, starting to advise on the use of body language in the boardroom scene. "Body language, a crucial element in good communication..."
Liz Banks advising  in the boardroom Liz advising on how Richard and Sonia are getting on in their business meeting: "Take a look at Richard. See how he's crossing his legs away from Sonya and he's actually swinging his foot. This might mean that he's quite impatient with Sonya and he wants to speed things up."
Liz Banks advising at a trade fair

Liz now advising at a Trade Fair:: "Sonya is trying to talk to Richard, but he's not interested in having a conversation with her at all."

Liz Banks advising  on body language at a trade fair Liz: "Sonya, you're just wasting your time with Richard."
Liz Banks with Richard and Sonia discussing body language issues Liz: "Show that you're actually interested in what she's got to say. Now the nodding, which means your more sincere. That's much better."
Liz Banks and Richard Quest Finally in the bar ... Richard: "Oh hello, have you heard the one about the ...."
Liz Banks being thanked by Richard "Thanks"

Click here to see some behind the scenes shots taken during the filming of Business Traveller

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