Play the Part: Master Body Signals to Connect and Communicate for Business Success

  • 3h 54m
  • Gina Barnett
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2015

Every body tells a story. From the moment an actor steps on stage, an audience collectively feels whether his or her performance is authentic, forced, or over the top. Business professionals are also performers¯and the workplace is their stage.

In Play the Part, executive communication consultant Gina Barnett brings the same techniques actors use to bear on all types of presentation and communication situations, from the board room to the conference stage. She reveals how the body affects our communication and thought patterns and how to align these consistently for maximum success. Featuring practical exercises, she shows you how to develop presence and become more intuitive, so you can navigate challenging communication situations with optimal results.

You worked hard to earn your title. Now it’s time to play the part.

About the Author

Gina Barnett is the founder of Barnett International, Inc., an executive communications consulting firm. She’s coached and consulted with thought leaders in finance, technology, healthcare, science, and the arts. Since 2011, she’s been speaker coach for the main stage TED Conference.

In this Book

  • Play the Part—Master Body Signals to Connect and Communicate for Business Success
  • Introduction—Why Play the Part?
  • Use Your Head
  • Have a Heart
  • Gut Smarts
  • Standing Tall
  • Center of Unconscious Gravity
  • Presence
  • Designing Messages to Increase Presence
  • Presentation or Conversation? The Style of Delivery
  • What Is Your What? Connecting with Yourself
  • Connecting in a Virtual World
  • Epilogue—Putting It All Together
  • Exercises by Chapter in Order of Appearance
  • Exercise Applications and Purposes
  • Selected Reading: Books on the Voice
  • Additional Worksheets


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