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Bridging the Gap: Mastering Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

St Thomas’ Hospital, London

05JulA diverse group of university students talking around a table


In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the intricate dynamics of verbal and non-verbal communication. Through a series of engaging discussions, activities, and real-life examples, attendees will gain valuable insights into the art of effective communication in both personal and professional contexts. From deciphering cultural codes to bridging perception gaps, this session will empower participants to navigate the complexities of communication with confidence and finesse. By mastering the balance between verbal precision and non-verbal cues, attendees will learn to convey their intentions clearly and authentically, ultimately leaving a lasting impression and fostering meaningful connections in diverse environments.


Session outcomes:

  • Understanding verbal communication and non-verbal cues
  • Discussion on aligning verbal and non-verbal messages for coherence
  • Strategies for closing the perception gap between intention and reception
  • Sharing best practices on practical solutions to address communication gaps



Susie Edwards is the Director of WonderIf, a coaching and training hub designed to stimulate career thinking and inspire action on personal, team and organisational levels. With 20 years’ experience working in academia, healthcare, science, and business, she has written 20 e-learning modules, delivered workshops and webinars, and is a regular speaker on The Medical Women Podcast, for the  Medical Women’s Federation.



St Thomas' Hospital, East Wing, Nevin Lecture Theatre (a map indicating the location will be circulated in the reminder email closer the date).



This event is organized by the China Dragon Forum, a student-led group across the Faculty of Life Science & Medicine covering diverse topics related to PGR students each month.

We will have the election on the day starting from 3:30 pm. Refreshments and drinks are provided, come and network with your peers! Volunteer yourself as the next leader of this group now.


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Moderator: Jie Tang, final-year PhD from the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, and lead of the China Dragon Forum.

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Jie Tang

PhD Student

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