Bill Acheson


About Bill Acheson - Speaker on Communication and Body Language:

Bill Acheson is an expert in nonverbal communication. Since 1985, Bill has taught communication at the University of Pittsburgh. As a keynote speaker, he uses his knowledge of nonverbal communication, body language, to teach professionals how to project themselves with greater impact. In the process they also learn to interpret the subconscious messages sent by others.

Presenting academic research with humor and an engaging personality, Bill Acheson presents a model so compelling that people use the information before they leave the room.

Bill Acheson has worked with professionals from such companies as 3M, American Express, AIG, Bank of America, Citigroup, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments, Finance America, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Nationwide, Smith Barney, and Van Kampen Investments.

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What Bill Acheson Talks About:

Buying Signs: A New Look at Selling

In this presentation, Bill Acheson examines how non-verbal skills associated with rapport, personal power, and deception come into play when prospects or clients meet face-to-face with sales professionals.

This speech is filled with nuggets of information about body language that will help the sales professional to more accurately understand the hidden messages sent through non-verbal communication. He examines, in detail, the significance of how to approach others, styles of handshakes including subconscious indicators of attitude and intent, and, finally, he takes a fresh look at the number one indicator of sales success: listening skills.

Nonverbal Communication: The Hidden Message

In this presentation Bill Acheson examines how professionals deal with each other on a day-to-day basis and the impact that understanding nonverbal communication can have on enhancing their effectiveness.

Guerrilla Tactics For Effective Presentations

The most effective presentations are a combination of information and energy. They are the products of speakers who inform, entertain, persuade and motivate. But, things are changing. No longer is ‘the great orator’ the model for an effective speaker. With new developments in technology, speakers need an up-to-date strategy for projecting themselves so that they can stand out.

In this presentation you will lean how to deliver an effective presentation. Bill will examine how positioning, presence, and voice come together to produce a winning performance. He also shows the audience the survival strategies to deal with unanticipated problems and how to manage Q&A like a pro.

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