Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden

Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior, and Communication

Voted the #1 Body Language Professional in the world, Mark Bowden is passionate about giving people the most influential and persuasive communication techniques to stand out, win trust, and build credibility every time they speak. Inspiring, energetic, engaging, and entirely entertaining, Mark’s memorable talks not only educate, but have proven life changing for audiences, helping their businesses grow across all industries and sectors.

Mark’s work has proved invaluable to business leaders and teams from Fortune 500 companies, politicians, and prime ministers of G7 powers. His highly acclaimed TEDx talk and YouTube Channel have reached millions of people, and he has presented to many of the coolest and most innovative organizations in the world, including for Shopify, Dell EMC, AMD, Viacom, RBC, Amex, Unilever, Daimler, Microsoft, Toyota, VW, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, GSK, Walmart and Nestle. He also delivers presentation training for the #1 EMBA in the world with Schulich-Kellogg, and is president of the National Communication Coach Association.

A go-to commentator for world media on the body language of leading politicians and public figures, Mark appears regularly on news and talk shows for CNN, CTV, CBC, Global and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and GQ Magazine.

In addition, Mark is the founder of TRUTHPLANE®, a communication training company that offers a unique methodology for anyone who has to communicate with impact to an audience. He uses his unique system of cutting-edge and effective nonverbal communication techniques to instantly help audiences become more confident, collaborative, and credible in their communication – invaluable for anyone in leadership, sales, or teams.

A world-renowned body-language thought-leader, Mark’s publications are the bestselling books, Winning Body Language — a “how-to guide” to using body language to stand out, win trust, and gain credibility when speaking; Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals; and Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors At Work. His fourth book is Truth & Lies: What People are Really Thinking. The book has been described by FBI interrogator and counterintelligence agent Joe Navarro as, “a remarkable book…this year’s must-read on body language and human behavior.”


EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Winning Body Language to Stand Out, Win Trust and Gain Credibility

Superior communication skills are key to success, and no one enlightens and empowers others with these skills more effectively than Mark Bowden. In this high-octane interactive keynote, Mark will teach you the body language techniques to make you stand out from the crowd, inspiring others while building trust and credibility.

Mark takes the audience on an exciting journey to understand how “It’s not often what you say – but how you say it that gets results!”

Bowden, renowned trainer to Fortune 500 CEOs and G8 political leaders, demonstrates how perceptions can be completely altered by a simple gesture or action. He trains the audience, just as he does his elite clients worldwide, in simple yet effective techniques to create the ideal communication in the most crucial situations – invaluable for life and business.

SALES: Winning Body Language to Build Trust, Gain Credibility, and SELL

The most effective salespeople never appear to make any effort at all to win you over. They are natural, likeable, clear and consultative. They learn about your needs by asking intelligent questions and offer solutions that feel right.

In this compelling and interactive keynote, your salespeople will learn how – through the simplest use of body language – they can build strong and lasting relationships, win and hold onto trust, gain credibility, be more consultative and become a trusted advisor to their clients.

Mark brings to this talk his world class nonverbal skills and techniques that add impact, power and presence to sales communication, and teaches how to best implement them at every meeting and presentation.

LEADERSHIP: Winning Body Language for Leaders

With such fierce competition for time and attention today how will YOU ever stand out as a leader, win trust and gain credibility?

In this provocative and entertaining keynote, adapted from his extremely popular TEDx Toronto talk, Mark will help you understand how certain common nonverbal behaviors may be steering you away from building and strengthening relationships that could ultimately help you realize your greater potential.

Mark then gives you the tools to confidently convey a powerful executive leadership presence through world class communication skills that capitalize on instinctual processes of the brain; winning others over to you and your message.

He teaches how to use your body language to win trust, build your credibility, listen like a leader, and inspire action to ultimately communicate in a style that is transparent, courageous, compelling, persuasive, influential and conversational.

COLLABORATION/TEAMWORK: Optimizing Workplace and Client Relationships

The most insidious barrier to a happy, productive workplace in any organization is dealing with EACH OTHER!

Communication guru Mark Bowden offers a practical way of understanding, appreciating and managing the behaviours and actions of others.

Mark brings the fastest and most effective way to understand why someone acts towards you the way they do; why you react the way you do; and most importantly, how to actively respond to achieve the best outcomes.

He explains how and why people make snap judgments about us and “default to the negative”, and how to best use your body language to stop this from happening. We look at why we are drawn to some people and repelled by others, and how to always get into the “friend” category in our daily interactions. The audience learns how to convert those who are “indifferent” to us, our services and our products, into our very best customers.

Gain new and fresh perspectives on how to deal with other people’s behaviors in order to: manage those around you at any level in an organization; turn any potential conflict into a positive outcome; bring teams together in a shared understanding; and learn the evolutionary behavioral theory and neuroscientific evidence for human behavior that underpins all of these key relationships.

Compelling Communication for Leadership

Duration: Half and Full Day

Target Audience: Leaders, Managers, Business Professionals, Sales Professionals

As a leader, there is no getting around it: your job calls for presenting and public speaking under extreme pressure. What your listeners think of your ideas, plans, and your entire organization is affected by how they react to you as a leader when you communicate.

Never underestimate the crucial role your presentation skills and style play in your success. This fast-paced practical workshop teaches and demonstrates powerful leadership presence through world class communication skills focusing on: creating trust, inspiring action and eliminating what gets in the way of all that to produce a leadership communication style that is transparent, courageous, compelling, persuasive, influential and conversational.

Speak and Win Business – Confidently Turn Communication Into Clients

Duration: Half and Full Day

Target Audience: Leaders, Managers, Business Professionals, Sales Professionals

Speaking in public, via the media or by directly presenting to prospective clients is a powerful way to build your business. It raises the profile of your company, generates new leads, and when executed with a confident presence and structure the content actually wins new business on the spot. Still, even experienced presenters fear failure and in turn may fail to capitalize upon the business opportunities presented to them. Wouldn’t it be useful to know how to instantly stand out, be heard and win the trust of potential new clients across any platform using highly persuasive and influential content structures, verbal and non-verbal language, in any situation? Could you benefit also from knowing the fastest and most effective way to write and give a presentation that makes a profitable impact and brings in new business every time you speak?

This dynamic practical training workshop will enable you to quickly look, sound and be at your most confident every time you speak; always stand out and be remembered as totally credible, highly influential and utterly trustworthy; and be successful at building business and profit by getting the results and benefits you need and for which you can confidently ask at every opportunity your message is delivered.