How to Tone Your Body (Language) for Impactful Delivery

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club - Falmouth, Maine


  • Available to presenters and other complimentary members.
  • Available to employees of companies with a Corporate Bundle. For your registration code, please see your company's bundle administrator.
  • Available to members who have paid for membership and breakfast in advance.
  • Available to members with active annual memberships


Please join us on

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

7:15 am Coffee and networking
7:30 am Buffet breakfast
8:00 am Meeting begins
8:05 am Presentation begins
9:20 am Announcements
9:30 am Meeting adjourns


How your voice sounds in terms of volume, pitch, and pacing, has a tremendous impact on your audience and their willingness to follow your message. How you gesture and move about the room, your posture, and facial expressions, all play a part in keeping your audience engaged and respectful.   From an audience perspective, your voice inflection, facial expressions, and body language can make up over 90% of your message.

When you conduct professional business presentations, many factors are outside of your control, such as equipment breakdowns, audience attitudes, or outside interferences like weather or room temperature. Two areas of which you can be in command are: (1) the way you sound and (2) the way you conduct yourself in your presentations.

In this workshop, you will look at the elements that make up your visual and vocal image. You will explore methods that are entirely within your abilities to become more professional, dynamic, and interesting.  Engage with your fellow ATD colleagues, while you tune and tone your visual and vocal image!

Using a facilitated questioning process and lively table exercises the group will explore positive methods to make their vocal and visual image more impactful for their audiences.

Each participant will receive a hand-out and the Dale Carnegie Golden Book.


At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. List the ways an audience forms impressions of you based on your voice and body language 
  2. Improve gestures, posture, and movement to impact presentations
  3. Analyze physical appearance and voice factors that influence audience perceptions


David Stearns

David E. Stearns is CEO of Dale Carnegie® Maine, a training organization located in South Portland. With over 30 years’ experience, Dave is a certified trainer of all of the Dale Carnegie® courses.

In addition, Dave is an internationally-certified Master Trainer for Dale Carnegie & Associates. As a master trainer, Dave has delivered training programs across the US, as well as events in Canada, Greece, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal and Scotland.

As well as on-going public programs, Dave has conducted customized engagement programs for local companies such as IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Martin’s Point Healthcare, WEX, Delhaize America (Hannaford), Gorham Savings Bank, and Lucas Tree.

Dave is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in engineering.

Registration is required by the end of day Wednesday prior to the event.

Weather Policy: In the event of bad weather, if the Falmouth schools are closed, the event will be cancelled.

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