WIND Networking for Today’s Professional


Tuesday May 9

Facilitator: Gail Birger


Church of the Good Shepherd
9 Russell Ave

Meeting Agenda

9:30 am:   Sign-in, informal networking
9:45 am:   Good News, New Member Intros, Needs, Leads
10:45 am:   Networking
11:00 am:   PRESENTATION
11:45 am:   Meeting ends


Body Language

Professor Albert Mehrabian, a pioneer researcher of body language, discovered that certain nonverbal cues contributed to the mood of a conversation and to the impact of a message. More specifically he found that the total impact of a message is 55 percent visual and nonverbal, that is, body language, 38 percent is vocal, meaning tone of voice, inflection, and other sounds, and 7 percent verbal, that is, words only. Thus, the majority of our communication is done nonverbally. How good are you at reading people’s body language? If you saw someone at a networking meeting with their arms folded across their chest, would you know what they were signaling? Why is nodding slowly during an interview important? How do you show readiness for action when you are seated? In this presentation I’ll review the book, “The Definitive Book of Body Language” and will go over the most common gestures you’ll see, and what they mean. I’ll also talk about the nine keys to making a terrific first impression. Come join us at this WIND EAST meeting and find out what kind of body language is attractive and draws people to you and what pushes people away. 


Gail Birger is an experienced career coach who helps professionals in career transition with resume writing, interviewing, salary negotiation, and networking. Professionals who are coached by Gail get more interviews and land jobs faster than if they job search alone. Gail also works with professionals who are currently employed and want to consult with her on issues regarding work performance. She has been quoted in The Boston Globe and The Watertown Tab, and has appeared on Boston Cable television. Her background is in high tech business development and marketing. She is a sought after presenter and workshop leader who speaks on career topics including: Finding Your Assertive Voice, Managing Up: Understanding Your Boss, and The Art of Small Talk. She holds an MBA from Simmons School of Management.

Cost to Attend

No advance registration required

New members: $20 [ includes one-time $10 registration fee ]
Returning members: $10

Coffee and refreshments