In the Taking the Lead podcast episode “How to master your verbal and nonverbal communication skills with Rachel Cossar,” host Christina Brady discusses with Rachel Cossar, the CEO & co-founder of Virtual Sapiens, the importance of mastering both verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Cossar, who transitioned from being a professional ballet dancer to a leader in nonverbal communication and leadership presence facilitation, shares her insights on the art of conversation, listening, and self-awareness.
She emphasizes the importance of nonverbal communication in building trust and connections. Cossar also discusses the role of listening in communication, stating that showing up as a listener is a significant part of building trust. She shares her perspective on how great communicators are intentional and self-aware, understanding the implications of their nonverbal cues.
The episode offers valuable insights into the importance of mastering both verbal and nonverbal communication skills, the role of listening in communication, and the significance of self-awareness. It also highlights the importance of setting clear expectations, especially in a video setting, and how technology can help build and improve communication skills.