Body Language Tools to Nail Your Next Interview
By Kate Rainey
Joseph’s People Central Delaware County (JPCD) welcomes Shelly O’Donovan who will talk about “Presenting Yourself” and Cheryl Ju, who will be available to photograph professional head shots for social media profiles. The free event is 7-8:30 p.m., April 2, at Media Presbyterian Church’s Hassler Chapel, 30 E. Baltimore Ave., Media, PA 19063. The chapel can be accessed from Baltimore Avenue, to the left of the main door, or around back on E. Franklin Street. Enter the back door and go up the stairs. All are welcome, without regard to religious affiliation.
Since up to 93 percent of information is communicated non-verbally, imagine the effort spent on words delivered without being aware of what messages our body reveals. Ms. O’Donovan, who teaches Persuasive Speaking at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will provide insights on how body language can provide increased levels of confidence in your next interview and optimize first impressions to build rapport with hiring managers. She is passionate about helping everyone discover their inner superpower through understanding the fascinating science of body language and interpersonal skills.
Shelly O’Donovan, CEO of the Authentic Influence Group, has focused her career on cultivating authentic influence and decoding what makes people tick. She has led vaccine advocacy for GSK, worked as a healthcare lobbyist, and served as a staffer in state government. She has an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania, a Marketing certification from Wharton School (of UPENN) and a BA in political science. She has a certification in body language training and the big 5 personality from a behavioral research lab.
Cheryl Ju is the founder of Deju Designs LLC. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design, Ms. Ju has a business in design andphotography. She photographs special events for families including Christmas cards, Birthdays, professional headshots and more.
JPCD is a joint program of Media Presbyterian Church and St. Laurence Church in Upper Darby. The group has an active, free forum on LinkedIn, named “Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County-Free Job Search Group” in the LinkedIn directory. To join, send a request and an email will be generated confirming membership.
JPCD is affiliated with Joseph’s People, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping unemployed and underemployed workers. Local, affiliated chapters provide networking opportunities, guidance and emotional support to job seekers and career changers. For more information, send a message through the LinkedIn group listed above, visit www.josephspeople.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.