There are so many reasons I want to become a Body Language Trainer... and it all started when switching careers from a Corporate Finance job to become a Creative professional. When I started out in photography, it became clear very fast that there is much more to making a portrait of someone than pointing a camera at them. Instinctively I knew that my clients had to feel comfortable to look good in images, but it's only when I started to watch "Lie to Me" (followed by reading every single book / article I could find and watching your CreativeLive course) that I began to understand the real power of Body Language knowledge and it's applications in my work and life.
By applying my knowledge to help people into the right state of mind and integrating it into my coaching, my business took off. My clients love that they are learning something about themselves on top of having their picture taken, and I can very quickly spot discomfort and help them relax, and get them into the attitude they want for their pictures. All thanks to understanding Body Language.
So why do I want to take it to the next level?
First, because I LOVE Body Language and I think that what you are doing to promote this knowledge is amazing! I'm really passionate about it (my family and friends will tell you that I can't shut up about it)... and I want to become as good as I can at understanding and using this knowledge and help others learn more about it too. It's almost like developing another sense... and I can't believe this isn't taught in schools from a very young age. Imagine what the world would be like if we all knew this! I think it's a key to a way better world, a more honest one and I want as many people to know about it as possible
Secondly, I've just finished writing a book on the subject of Body Language for Photographers and want to be 100% sure that the content is as current and correct as possible. Also planning to develop a course, and the coaching skills for that would be very important.
And finally, I'm on a mission to help other creative professionals learn how to market themselves better, and Body Language is a huge part of interacting with others to get our message across. Many creative people (and I was one of them), learn the creative techniques, but get no business training to teach us how to "sell" our services or creations. I'm currently in training to become a "Book Yourself Solid" coach to help with that side, and I think that becoming a Body Language Trainer in addition to what I'm learning with Michael Port and his team would make it exponentially more efficient.
Voilà... long answer, but that's why I really really want to become a Body Language Trainer with you and be part the adventure.
I really look forward to working with you!
Dee from Switzerland