with Mark Bowden
World-renowned body language expert, Mark Bowden shares insights with Scott from his best-selling books, highly acclaimed TEDx talk on The Importance of Being In-Authentic, and the weekly YouTube sensation, The Behavior Panel.
A Quote From This Episode
“The day after Diana was pronounced dead, Tony Blair came out immediately to the public and coined the term ‘The People’s Princess.’ And then immediately made an announcement with his very classic, open body language. If you compare that to the royal family, the Queen of England isn’t just a woman, mother, and grandmother. She represents the country. In fact, she is the country. The law says that. If she doesn’t come out and say something, the country is silent. Tony Blair’s ratings go up massively, the Queen’s ratings plummet, immediately, because one was there and open, and one wasn’t.”
About Mark Bowden
Mark Bowden is a world-renowned body language expert, keynote speaker, and bestselling author. Voted Global Gurus’ #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.
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 across the world including Zoom, Shopify, Toyota, KPMG, American Express, the US Army and NATO; and prime ministers of G7 nations. Mark has years of experience training business and political leaders across the globe on how to use their body language both live and over digital media most effectively for superior communication.
His bestselling books on body language and human behavior, translated into multiple languages, are: Winning Body Language; Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals; Tame the Primitive Brain; and Truth & Lies, What People are Really Thinking. Mark is a regular instructor for Canada’s #1-ranked EMBA program at Kellogg-Schulich School of Business, and he is President of the National Communication Coach Association of Canada.
Mark’s highly acclaimed TEDx talk “The Importance of Being In-Authentic” continues to reach millions of people, as does his own YouTube Channel and the weekly YouTube sensation “The Behavior Panel” as featured on The Dr. Phil Show. He is a go-to media commentator on the body language of politicians, celebrities, and public figures, appearing regularly on CNN, CBS, and Global News, and he is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and GQ Magazine.
Host Scott J. Allen
Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills. Learn more about Scott here.
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