Talk with Francesca


Wednesday Nights

8:30 – 9:30

Guest for 9/4/2019: Author Mark Bowden- Whether or not we mean to, we have the tendency to form judgment about people from reading the visual cues that we experience like their facial expressions or the gestures they display through their body language. We use these nonverbal signs to not only decide whether or not to trust them but also in order to help form clarity around the relationship. But as you’ll learn from Mark Bowden, a repeat guest on Talk With Francesca, “we go out there and we try either consciously or unconsciously to read other peoples body language, when it’s nothing like a book.”

Mark is one of the foremost authorities on nonverbal communication and body language and this week we’re talking about his latest book, Truth And Lies: What people are really thinking.

I know you’re going to love this discussion, and you’re going to learn a ton from Mark Bowden

Why nonverbal communication is not actually a language.

When you should suspend judgement – which we don’t do enough.

Why reading body language isn’t as helpful to people as they think it might be.

About Francesca:

Some say that Francesca Luca has accomplished enough to last a lifetime. Francesca feels she still has more to contribute to the world. So, who is this talented, versatile and skilled woman?

Francesca’s success story dates back to her early years as a driven and focused individual. At just 24 years old she was awarded the Highest Sales Producer Award from the largest personalized dating service in the country. She continued on that path for seven years and when the company was sold, she immediately began her own venture in Boston. For eight consecutive years thereafter, she founded, owned and operated a successful dating service called Friendship Caught Fire and Frame of Mind, a coaching service with several locations including Braintree, Hanover, East Sandwich and Centerville MA.

With two successful businesses to run, Francesca still made time for her writing. She was a weekly contributor to the South Shore News with her column “Intimate Connections”. She eventually sold her company in 1999 and made a radical transition to a fresh, new and exciting venture, studying to train as a Yoga Therapist. She was certified as one, and specialized in the field, opening and operating “Not Just Yoga Women’s Wellness Center”, which provided Healing Arts in Milford, Connecticut and performing as a Yoga Teacher at Yale University in New Haven.

Francesca has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines such as The Boston Sunday Globe, Boston Magazine, Connecticut Post and New Haven Register for her outstanding achievements to name a few.

Coincidentally, while vacationing one summer, Francesca found an old oceanfront Victorian in a state of disrepair. She decided to ask the owner if he might consider selling the property and just six months later she purchased it. Forced to sell her Wellness Center in CT, she moved back to the Boston area and embarked on an extensive renovation project that resulted in an award from the Swampscott Historical Commission for outstanding renovations. As a result of being home to supervise the renovations, Francesca took up painting, and within a few years she became successful at showing and selling her artwork. Her art was exhibited at Sovereign Bank in Boston and Cambridge and Concetta’s Gallery in Marblehead MA. Since 2005, Francesca has been contributing to the “Illuminations Program” at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. She donates a portion of the proceeds to the Northeast Animal Shelter.

Francesca has always been a woman of many talents and interests. In addition to the work she was already doing, Francesca established herself as a popular host at WXBR in Brockton before moving onto WMEX in Boston, WNBP in Newburyport, WBIX in Boston and WBOQ in Gloucester. She was also a contributor for the Patriot Ledger and The Brockton Enterprise. In 2008 Francesca was a regular commentator on MYTV 9 in New Haven, Connecticut on “The Perspective Show.”

Francesca has made a living from speaking her mind and connecting with people and she continues to do so as a regular emcee for CityFeast, a fundraiser for The Joslin Diabetes Center held in the North End every January as well as other events in the Boston and South Shore area. Additionally, twice annually Francesca is one of only 50 radio talk show hosts in the country who is chosen to be on the National Publicity Summit Panel in New York City, a closed-door event where people can listen to producers; editors and hosts reveal their secrets for success.


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