Workshop Replay: Gestures for Connection – a New Look with Achim Nowak

Guest speaker Achim Nowak gave this presentation at Online Presenters on Feb. 24, 2020. The full meeting replay (including Table Topics impromptu speaking practices) is at https://youtu.be/zkH_aZHLi4g but the version shared here includes Achim’s presentation and the Q&A discussion with members and guests.

Workshop abstract: As a speaker, leader, communicator, how much do you know about your “gestural vocabulary?” Desire deepening your capacity to connect with an individual, audience, work team, or group in front of you?

There are key things to know and discover about gesturing and your energetic presence — some of which may be new to you as a Toastmaster.

Achim Nowak has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, NPR, the Miami Herald, NBC, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and as a TedX presenter. He’s the author of Power Speaking-The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker, Infectious-How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within, and The Moment-A Practical Guide to Creating a Mindful Life in a Distracted World.

Achim offers his presentation, executive coaching and mentoring services through BrilliantBest.expert.

Author: Elaine Nieberding

Many decades ago, my first job was at an organizational development and training firm. A wise and warm woman became my unofficial mentor, and put the seed of joining Toastmasters (or a Toastmistress group?) into my psyche.  Even though I'd found soul-expression in performing, singing, teaching, motivational speaking and video-livestreaming to varied audiences over decades, it wasn't until 2018 that I found my way to Toastmasters (online) in Online Presenters. I'm so grateful.    Currently I'm Vice President of PR, and immediate past VP-Membership.   My life work has always had a focus on uncovering and developing personal and group potential.  Currently a transformation coach expanding from serving entrepreneurs into more executive and team coaching, my roots are in holistic caring.  A foundation of skill in integrative health approaches and energy medicine (Reiki) surprisingly flipped into bringing those approaches into caregiving as an RN after turning 50. Holistic nursing paved the way for my entry into coaching and wellness teaching as an entrepreneur and livestream broadcaster.  TLC is a theme I weave into speeches, interviews and workshops, where playful engagement is employed for helpful solutions. Today's Laughter Care has been my most frequent audience-interactive program theme for wellness guidance and perceptual shift.  How may I help you?  Reach me at LeadWithTLC@gmail.com