Mark Bowden

World-Renowned Body Language, Human Behavior & Communication Expert

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Mark Bowden Speaker Biography

World-Renowned Body Language, Human Behavior
& Communication Expert

Mark Bowden is the keynote speaker for organizations worldwide whose work depends upon winning the hearts and minds of others. Mark entertainingly trains any audience in the cutting-edge techniques that will help them to stand out, win trust, and profit every time they speak. His keynote presentation takes everyone on an exciting and humorous journey to understand how, with the right body language “It’s often not what you say—but how you say it, that gets results!”


Bowden is the founder of TRUTHPLANE, a communication training company that offers a unique methodology for anyone who needs to communicate with impact with an audience or client. With his system of nonverbal communication techniques, he instantly helps audiences become more confident, collaborative, and credible in their communication—invaluable for anyone in leadership, sales, or teams.


Mark was voted #1 in the world’s top 30 Body Language Professionals for both 2014 and 2015 by Global Gurus for his world class communication techniques, with which he trains leading business people, teams, presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and Prime Ministers of G7 powers. Mark is on faculty as business presentation trainer for The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA, ranked #1 in the world by The Economist. He is also President of the National Communication Coach Association of Canada.


His highly acclaimed TEDx talk and YouTube Channel have reached millions of people, and he presents to many of the coolest and most innovative organizations in the world. 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 TV, and is quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post,  and GQ Magazine.


Mark’s publications are the best-selling 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; Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors At Work;, and most recently, TRUTH & LIES: What People are Really Thinking, a Globe and Mail Canadian Best-seller, and described by FBI interrogator and counterintelligence agent Joe Navarro as “A remarkable book…this year’s must-read on body language and human behavior.”

Mark Bowden Speaking Topics

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.

Mark Bowden Books

Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work
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Truth and Lies: What People Are Really Thinking
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Winning Body Language: Control the Conversation, Command Attention, and Convey the Right Message without Saying a Word
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Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work
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Truth and Lies: What People Are Really Thinking
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