As anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of a fellow driver’s display of the middle finger knows, nonverbal communication is sometimes quite obvious and conscious. Scientists attach great importance to the human capacity for spoken language. But we also have a parallel track of nonverbal communication, which may reveal more than our carefully chosen words, and sometimes be at odds with them.
Here are a few tips to improve body language
1. Smile 🙂
2. Keep an Open space before your upper torso. e.g. don’t fold your arms, hug your bag, or put things on your lap.
3. Have eye contact. Important to establish connection.
4. Be comfortable in your space. Don’t fidget, don’t squirm, or don’t lose yourself in your body.
5. Minimize movement that distracts. Don’t finger drum, nail bite, skin peel or scab pick.
6. Slow down your pace. Move slowly if you have to adjust your position.
7. Be inclusive in your actions. e.g. reduce the physical distance between you and the other person, smile, maintain eye contact, and make occasional gestures towards the other person.
8. Be open with your emotions. If you are sad, happy, or surprised, show that n your face.
So which body language tip do you think is important?