Thompson to discuss nonverbal communication for leaders Nov. 3

Dr. Carol Thompson

Dr. Carol Thompson will present a lecture on nonverbal communication for leaders at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bailey Alumni and Friends Center.

“One of the things we often take for granted as leaders is how we come across nonverbally,” said April Chatham-Carpenter, chair of the Department of Applied Communication. “This lecture will help attendees learn more about how to manage their image and create relationships with others more effectively through the use of nonverbal communication.”

The lecture is the second from the 2016-17 Leadership Lecture Series, which features talks from faculty members from the Department of Applied Communication.

The lecture is free; however, a $15 contribution is requested to help cover the cost of the event.

Thompson is a professor of applied communication at UALR. She served as interim chair of the department from 2014 to 2015 and chair of the department from 2000 to 2004. She earned numerous awards for teaching excellence and faculty contributions, most recently the John I. Sisco Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the Southern States Communication Association in 2015.

She first studied nonverbal communication with Marcel Marceau and his teacher, Etienne Decroux, in Paris in 1972. She became fascinated by how much we communicate without using words and devoted aspects of her research to encompass nonverbal elements.

More information about the speakers and topics is available at the lecture series website, along with ticket information.

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