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In a world so focused on the words we say, most people are missing out on how we say those words, the nonverbal behind the verbal. You have the ability to harness the power of nonverbal communication, to revolutionize the way you present yourself, to change the way you approach interactionsand to utilize a unique skill set to become the best version of yourself. 

Unlock your potential and learn how to bridge the gap between verbal and nonverbal communication. At Illuminate the Message, we are committed to helping you discover your inner superpower through understanding the fascinating science of body language and interpersonal skills. Shelly is certified through the Science of People, a human behavior lab in Portland, Oregon.

Topics Include

Creating Killer First Impressions - Within moments of seeing someone you have already made your first impression! Learn some science-based facts about making that first impression count. Uncover hidden secrets to a great first impression for an interview, a pitch to investors, or a date. You’ll enjoy this training on how to make an incredible first impression!

Powerful Elevator Pitches -You walk into the room - ready to make the pitch to your investor. Ready to leave them wanting you for that awesome job but it falls flat!  What happened? You rehearsed everything and had the perfect answers.  Without the right non-verbal communication cues much of what you said wasn’t heard. The passion you so eloquently conveyed to your dog wasn’t communicated the next day in the pitch or the interview. Let ITM show you how to unlock your non-verbals to communicate effectively and win that pitch or interview! 

Decoding the Face - Did you realize that often the reason you feel you like someone initially can be linked to their face? It may be the fact that they made a quick micro expression while you were giving each other that first impression. Want to learn how to read faces and decode those quick expressions? Learn how to decode facial expressions and unlock the secret to becoming more intuitive.

Confident Body Language - Did you know that our body language tells a lot about how confident we feel? Learn how to demonstrate confident body language so that others see you as confident and in charge of your destiny!

The Art of Networking - A skill we are typically not taught in high school or even college. It is yet one of the most important skills you will learn in business. Learn some body language basics to networking successfully and become the most memorable person in the room!

How to Sell Anything to Anyone - Sales… Sales… Sales… Did you ever notice some people are natural salespeople? Is it a learned skill or innate? Learn some fascinating science behind how to sell anything to anyone and turn your business into a sales machine!

Human Lie Detection - We all do it! Whether it is a white lie or a massive colossal lie - everyone lies.  This is one of our most advanced trainings and can be linked to body language training for an interesting and informative talk on how to spot lies! 

Nonverbal Branding - Did you ever notice that some people or companies seem to have a non-verbal brand? Our current president comes to mind as having a non-verbal brand. If you are interested in exploring this topic in more detail book ITM to uncover how to make non-verbal branding work for you!

Body Language in Business - In business school we learn all the tenets to successfully build a business and nothing about how body language can play into every business interaction. Learning body language can change the way you do business!

Negotiation Nonverbal - While negotiations are highly sensitive to what we say, more importantly they are highly sensitive to how we say it! Learn some tricks with body language, tone and ornaments (what we wear, how we do our hair etc) to help you decode your negotiator and how to up your game!

Mastering body language is the missing ingredient for many business owners.

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Meet Shelly


At Illuminate the Message I help teams and executives unlock their message. I am a certified body language trainer and speaker. I am certified by the Science of People, a human behavior research lab in Portland, Oregon. We specialize in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. 

With over 20 years of experience as a proven leader in the public policy arena, I’ve helped industry-leading companies in the healthcare and pharmaceutical domains define and shape their corporate positions and strategic and tactical business plans. I’ve served as a key driver and facilitator of targeted policy initiatives, built and managed public policy strategic alliances, Interpreted and analyzed legislation, distilled complex issues into concise talking points for legislators, and served as primary liaison between commercial interests and government affairs.

Over the years I’ve gathered experience and expertise in government relations, public policy, lobbying, grassroots advocacy, legislative and regulatory processes, and policy maker engagement. However, I’ve noticed that some of the brightest people I know were not making their true impact. It didn’t matter what the words were coming out of their mouths. While others, with very little substance in their messages were making tremendous strides. 

Personally, I noticed this after one of my first body language classes first hand. I completed training the night before I was set to go to the state capitol for a volunteer lobbying opportunity. I was with a team of folks and I was immediately impacted by what I learned. Suddenly I was one of the most “popular” folks in the room. Not only that, but my confidence was much higher and I could see all the nervous body language behaviors that everyone including the “big shots” were making – totally confirming they were just as nervous as I had been. I also found it easy to tell when we as a team were being well received by the legislators. Finally, I was impressed with a very charismatic legislator who had the entire room energized after speaking to him. I could literally see everyone’s body language open up, people grew in stature before my very eyes,  and folks become engaged. I knew then that I wanted to energize people like that lawmaker and I wanted to train others to do the same thing. 

Body language makes up 60-93% of communication. 

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Shelly’s presentation was really eye opening! As much as we all think we know our body language, Shelly demonstrated subtle examples that reflect our mood or thoughts in different situations. Her examples can help anyone at any level better understand what they are conveying whether they mean to or not. Shelly presented at our team meeting and everyone walked away with some great insights and awareness about their body language and what its conveying to the observer. Highly recommend her program for any level in the organization!


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