643: How to Make a Better Impression on Camera, with Mark Bowden

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Summary: Mark Bowden: Winning Body Language<br> Mark Bowden is a world-renowned body language expert, keynote speaker, and bestselling author. Voted three times by Global Gurus’ as the #1 Body Language Professional in the world, Mark’s unique GesturePlane™ system of nonverbal communication helps audiences maximize the power of using their own body language to stand out, win trust, and gain credibility every time they communicate.<br> <br> As the founder of communication training company TRUTHPLANE®, Mark’s live and virtual keynote speeches and training prove invaluable to business leaders and teams from influential companies including Zoom, Shopify, Toyota, KPMG, American Express, the US Army and NATO; and prime ministers of G7 nations. His bestselling books on body language and human behavior are: Winning Body Language*, Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals*, Tame the Primitive Brain*, and Truth &amp; Lies, What People are Really Thinking*. His highly acclaimed TEDx talk The Importance of Being In-Authentic continues to reach millions of people, as does his own YouTube Channel.<br> <br> Most professionals are on video more these days than they ever thought they would be. As a result, making the best first impression on camera is more essential to our work than ever before. In this conversation, Mark and I explore several of the key principles that will help us start better in virtual interactions.<br> Key Points<br> <br> We make judgment calls very quickly depending on how someone shows up visually.<br> It's your duty to influence and persuade — and we all do this in some way already to change outcomes.<br> While we’re used to viewing content on screen (television, movies, YouTube) we aren’t used to interacting and collaborating on screen.<br> Use video in short, consistent ways. Tools like Loom can help us do on camera what we already know works well in person: regular interaction.<br> Your smile can set the tone for an interaction and it’s important to use a visual aid to remind you of this if you’re staring at black boxes on screen.<br> Bring your gestures into the camera frame. Gestures that match the cadence and rhythm can help connect your audience with your message.<br> <br> Resources Mentioned<br> <br> Winning Body Language* by Mark Bowden<br> Truth and Lies*: What People Are Really Thinking by Mark Bowden and Tracey Thomson<br> The Importance Of Being Inauthentic by Mark Bowden (TEDx talk)<br> Best Tips for Virtual Presentations by Mark Bowden (YouTube)<br> Mark Bowden on LinkedIn<br> <br> Related Episodes<br> <br> These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 237)<br> The Way to Influence Executives, with Nancy Duarte (episode 450)<br> The Way to Make Sense to Others, with Tom Henschel (episode 518)<br> Moving Towards Meetings of Significance, with Seth Godin (episode 632)<br> <br> Discover More<br> Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic. To accelerate your learning, uncover more inside Coaching for Leaders Plus.