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Kitsilano Business Leaders Meetup

June 13 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am


Join one of the most energetic and inspiring groups in town, and kick off your morning with a buffet of valuable tips, networking and refreshments!  A great opportunity to meet, mingle, connect and learn with retailers and business owners from Kitsilano, Point Grey, Kerrisdale, Marpole, Cambie, Oakridge, Granville Island, Commercial Drive, and Greater Vancouver outwards.  Check out the following exciting session, and visit the link below for more info and to register, rise and shine!



Interpreting Body Language, Selling to Different Cultures | NEIL DE SILVA

How good are you at interpreting people’s non-verbal signs, their head nods, eye blinks, hand movements…? Can you correctly gauge their true response to your words…especially if they are from a different background culture?

Are your own facial expressions and gestures sending out the right signals during a one-on-one transaction, small group meeting, or large room presentation?

The things we don’t say can convey volumes of information. Facial expressions may reveal our true feelings about a particular situation.

NEIL DE SILVA, founder of Canadian International Development Consultants, will share how to control your personal brand by learning how to control or decipher body language in any situation.  Neil’s company performs strategic and joint venture incubation for small and medium sized Canadian and U.S. companies, with special focus on Asia.

*Cultural: Part of our body language is learned through our environment. What applies to some cultures won’t apply to others.

* Contextual: Pay attention to context the person exists in before you judge meaning of their body language.

* Congruent: Observe whether body matches what a person is saying.

* Cluster: Read body language as a group of words and gestures together. One gesture may not be true reflection of feeling at the moment.

* Telltale signs of disengaged audience and what to do about it.


7:30 – 8:00 am: Sign in, get your coffee and muffin early. Have fun networking, enjoy camaraderie, grow business trust.
8:00 – 8:38 am: Muffin Sponsor (5 min.); Success Circle…30 second insight on who you are and how your business can help others to succeed.
8:38 – 8:40 am: Parking Meter reminder, meters kick in at 9 am. Put money into meters if you park on Broadway. Unlimited FREE PARKING on side streets such as Trafalgar St.
8:45 – 9:30 am: Keynote presentation
9:30 – 10:00 am: Door prizes, networking and camaraderie continues.
DOOR PRIZES WELCOMED: bring a door prize for extra biz time promotion.


MUFFIN SPONSOR: Contact Judy to learn how to spotlight your business as “muffin sponsor” of the month. See schedule of 2019 breaky snack sponsors: https://www.meetup.com/KitsilanoBusinessLeaders/messages/boards/thread/51917997/0/#131636075



June 13
7:30 am - 10:00 am
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