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WBII Networking Event November: Business Body language

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  • 28 November 2019
    19:00 - 22:00

Carlton Ambassador The HagueJoin us for an informal networking evening at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague.
Share your business experiences and network with our members and other guests. Be sure to bring along your business cards!

Business Body language

Date: Thursday, 28th November
Location: Carlton Ambassador Hotel
19:00: Doors open for networking
19:30: Meeting, speaker, questions, followed by networking (till 22:00)

In this highly competitive world as entrepreneurs, most of us are unaware that we are judged within seven seconds on how trustworthy and competent we are; and that our body language can have four times more impact on the first impression we make than any other factor. Just as a picture can say more than 1000 words, we can derive more from non-verbal communication than what is said. But how aware are we of our own ‘business body language’? What is our impact on others and how can we read the body language of others? It is not just about the conversations you conduct, but about the way you conduct them.
Key takeways:
  • The non-verbal communication ‘tool box’ and the importance of achieving a congruent image
  • The 5 key body language gestures and discover your default gesture
  • Learn to read the non-verbal signs you are receiving from others and adjust your presence accordingly

Joanna Polak-Goodman from Image Talks will be giving us this insight in how to perfect business body language.

Image-TalksJoanna is qualified in Corporate Image and Personal Branding drawing upon her senior management client facing roles during 20 years of banking experience.

Joanna helps employees achieve a competitive edge in the corporate world through training in personal impact and professional presentation. She works with groups to achieve effective personal branding by delivering challenging and motivating workshops and seminars. Joanna specialises in one to one sessions with individuals to achieve a positive, appropriate and well – aligned image.

Joanna-Polak-GoodmanExtensive training in Personal Impact, Men and Women’s Style and Colour Consultancy includes Aston and Hayes Image Consultancy, London College of Fashion and The Lucie Clayton Finishing School.

Clients include the employees of RBS, Ernst & Young, London Business School, Barclays International Banking and Wealth, Lloyds TSB, Marks and Spencer, Intercontinental Hotels and HM Customs and Excise.

A new feature to the WBII is a “10-minute highlight” of a member at every networking meeting where one member gets to talk about themselves, their work, and upcoming projects in more detail.

If you would like to be highlighted in future meetings please contact

Dymphna Elsink, from Jouw Assistente & Lisa Hall from Lemonberry will be there to help us registering the attendees.

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Venue Phone: +31 (0)70 363 03 63

Venue Website:

Sophialaan 2, The Hague, Zuid Holland, 2514 JP, Netherlands


Carlton Ambassador The HagueThe Carlton Ambassador Hotel is situated in the city center of The Hague on a lane bordered by old chestnut trees – a fitting environment for this quiet, elegant boutique hotel with its tasteful interior and superb service.