Welcome to this first post on Sensational Soft Skills

This blog is dedicated to you with something important to communicate.

Having good information isn’t enough. You need to deliver it in a way that can be easily heard, felt, understood and acted upon. This involves using the most important communication tool you have, your body!

Whether you lead others, sell something, create opinions, deal with different cultures or just want to be a better parent, presenting your message effectively in a way that can ”moves people into action” demands powerful words, simple structure, effective body language and emotion that others can feel. The more you master the art and practice of face to face communication, the more your voice will be heard.

We live in a world dominated by information.

Yet how much of it are we interested in and how much of it do we understand?

How often do you ”politely” nod and say ”I know”, just to get to the next topic?

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if someone actually saw that your ”politeness” was not a question of manners so much as being ”pissed-off-lightly” enough to give a hint of just how bored you really were?

Now turn that around and entertain the thought of how often someone has said ”I know” to you…

What if ”knowledge leads to debate and understanding leads to action”?

If you really want to get something done then explore what is missing in your communication to take your listener from knowledge to understanding.

The more you ponder this question maybe the more you will begin mastering the art and practice of communication.

Here at Sensational Soft Skills we see the development of human communication skills as the top priority for a better, more peaceful and prosperous future. The more we can express ourselves in a non-intrusive way and ”moving” our listeners into action, the more we can create respect, understanding and agreement going forward, together.

Having the power and skills to express yourself fully will not only help you lead others better it will also hinder you being managed by others. Whether they are well meaning or not, we now live in a culture where we are constantly trying to manage other people’s behavior. What if the fact that there are now more laws, rules, policies, regualtions etc. than ever before in the history of the world is evidence of our inability to communicate in a way that makes sense to others?

What if the more we learned to talk to each other with respect and the intention to create understanding, the less laws and enforcement would be needed?

This blog and Sensational Soft Skills are dedicated to this vision. We do not have all the answers, but we have some proven tools and some powerful questions to make a grand start on this path of communication mastery. If these words inspire you to join this adventure please let me know at kurtlearning@gmail.com .

Heres to going boldly down the path of understanding, together!


Kurt Larsson is the CEO of Expanding Understanding an educational consulting company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Expanding U is dedicated to providing Sensational Soft Skills in the form of tools, tips and training to make you a more powerful and understood communicator.

Kurt has been training decision makers for the past 15 years and doing business internationally, in over 20 countries, for the past 25. His career has spanned selling tires in Texas, to selling retail banking delivery systems in most of Europe and most recently to being the Swedish sales and marketing director of one of Northern Europe’s largest Gold Bullion retailers. He loves to travel, learn and share his experience with any and all who will listen and want to ”contribute their own verse”. He is now a certified Body Harmony Teacher with 15 years of ”hands-on” experience of working with individual and group body language. He is also a successful executive coach.

None of what is written in this blog is the absolute truth and very little of the contents are purely original. The interpretations and musings posted here are offered in the spirit of inspiring you to be more curious, to listen with all your senses, to calmly reflect and to encourage you to excel at whatever you do that makes our world a little better.

About The Author


I am fascinated with what makes us humans ”tick”, especially when it comes to how we consciously communicate and express ourselves with our body language. My business background is in international sales and sales management, selling everything from automobile tires in Houston, Tx, to retail banking delivery systems in 20 countries. I have graduated from CoachU’s 3 year Coach Training program, been certified as an Extended DISC consultant and become a Certified International Body Harmony Teacher with over 20 years of ”hands-on” experience in bodywork. This rich and varied background combined with over 20 years of being an entrepreneur has blessed me with insights and experiences I never would have noticed in the corporate world. Mainstream business now seems to be waking up to the riches available from more conscious and responsible business practices. Expanding Understanding’s Sensational Soft Skills Toolbox , the books I have written and training I have developed now provide savvy decision makers and their colleagues measurable results and a more restful night's sleep. These tools provide an edge in consciously understanding, deliberately using and profiting from the most powerful communication tool available, our bodies. I look forward to meeting you on this path to mastery in non verbal communication.

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