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Jan Hargrave

Jan Hargrave

Jan Latiolais Hargrave teaches you the ways in which your body communicates to the world around you.

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Nonverbal communication—Body Language—often communicates a different message from the spoken word. Jan proves with her contagious warmth, wit, and humor that there is a method, and style, to success. Bring your body, your curiosity, your sense of humor and learn what your body—and the body of others—is communicating to the world.

Body language expert Jan Latiolais Hargrave teaches you the ways in which your body communicates to the world around you. As the nation’s leading behavioral authority and body language expert, Ms. Hargrave provides you with the skills you need to “read” your family, your associates, your customers, in fact, everyone around you. Jan is the author of Let Me See Your Body TalkFreeway of LoveJudge the JuryStrictly Business Body LanguagePoker Face and a contributing author to Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care, 2nd ed. She has shared her expertise about body language, persuasion and influence with the New York Times, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, Fox Television, the Steve Harvey Show, The Lifetime Channel, E-Entertainment Television and dozens of popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamor, People, InTouch Weekly, Us Weekly, Life & Style, First for Women, The Forensic Examiner, Golf Magazine and others. Jan describes the “hidden messages’ you use in your everyday life and shows you how to stop the lies and uncover the truth—in any conversation or situation.

Working with thousands in the field of personal growth and self-expression as a consultant and corporate trainer for the past 15 years, Jan Hargrave continues to inspire may of today’s leading corporations such as Merrill Lynch, Starbucks, ESPN, Chase Manhattan Bank, NASA, Bank of America, IBM, Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Boeing Corporation, MARS Chocolate, Johns Hopkins Space Telescope Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center, BlackRock Investments and the Tony Robbins Leadership Academy. Her membership and leadership in the American College of Forensic Examiners provides practical tools for her seminars to Legal Associations throughout the country. Jan’s expertise regarding witness preparation, jury selection and interrogation tactics is frequently requested by the United States Military Armed Forces and foreign governments.

Jan has become the go-to-resource for analyzing key White House figures and Presidential and Vice-Presidential hopefuls since 1987. Jan consulted on the body language of President Bill Clinton during his grand jury testimony in 1998 and has continued her political behavioral analysis through to her recent study and reporting of President Donald Trump. As a media guest, she relays information concerning the delicate details of the political figure’s leadership style, thought processes, and decision-making abilities.

The Cajun French Ms. Hargrave was born to French-Acadian parents in the unique “Joie de Vivre” (Joy of Life) culture of southwest Louisiana and as a result, sprinkles her captivating presentations with entertaining Ragin’ Cajun folkloric tales. Jan received her Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Specialist Degree in Education with emphasis in Business Psychology from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. Jan is presently CEO of Jan Hargrave & Associates, a Houston-based consulting firm, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston and M D Anderson Cancer Center.

Nonverbal communication—Body Language—often communicates a different message from the spoken word. Jan proves with her contagious warmth, wit, and humor that there is a method, and style, to success. Bring your body, your curiosity, your sense of humor and learn what your body—and the body of others—is communicating to the world.

The Importance of Nonverbal Communication
  • The Secret Language of Success
  • Learn how to tell if someone is lying to you.
  • Understand how to appear confident, when nervous
  • Recognize the hidden power of your handshake.
  • Identify gender communication differences between men and women.
  • Learn to develop articulate/positive body language during presentations.
  • Understand acceptable and unacceptable cultural body language.
  • Explore sensitivities in various cultures.
  • Turn a job interview into a job by recognizing positive body language signals.
  • Identify power plays for successful self-selling.
Strictly Business Body Language
  • Acquire the answers and the rules of nonverbal selling power.
  • Obtain the skills required to be a successful negotiator.
  • Recognize dishonesty gestures in others.
  • Read the buyers key nonverbal signals.
  • Pinpoint sales resistance and turn it to your advantage.
  • Locate the most tactile seating position to control an interview or negotiation.
  • Recognize verbal objections before they are expressed.
  • Close more sales and increase profits.
Negotiating Successfully Through Understanding and Recognizing Personality Differences
  • Understand the basis for successful negotiating.
  • Successfully recognize the four basic personalities and their style in negotiating: Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholy, and Phlegmatic.
  • Identify strategies to understand and work better with others.
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each personality type as well as acknowledge their individual type of participation/role as a team player. (T.E.A.M)
  • Learn key words to help motivate each personality type.
Doubling Your Effectiveness
  • Using Both Sides of Your Brain
  • Understand the difference between analytical vs. creative thinking.
  • Define measured IQ vs. functional IQ
  • Learn to increase your IQ score substantially on any IQ test.
  • Examine the relationship between intelligence and job performance.
  • Learn how to manage creativity.
  • Participate in a Knowledge Quiz Bowl (Brain Aerobics).
T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Accomplishes More)
  • Understand the ingredients of a competent, efficient team.
  • Show the direct correlation between an effective sports team and an effective business team from: recruiting, coaching, giving pep talks, utilizing time outs, outlining penalties, and the importance of setting goals.
  • Realize and interpret the various personalities of a successful team.
  • Examine the strengths of each personality.
  • Learn ways to bring out the best in others.
  • Participate in various team activities.
Handshakes, Headshakes, Bowing, or Hugging: Understanding Global Business Protocol
  • Learn the value of Protocol.
  • Discover cultural differences concerning:
    • Greetings
    • Business Cards
    • Names, Titles & Forms of Address
    • Communication: Style, Language, Interpreter, Written vs. Oral
    • Time: Business hours, Dining hours, Holidays
    • Religion
    • Gestures & Physical Space
    • Dining & Drinking, Entertainment & Toasts
    • Gifts, Flowers, Numbers & Colors
    • Business: Attitudes, Meetings & Negotiations
  • Identify the Do’s and Taboos of Body Language around the World.
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