Powerful Body Language Tips

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?


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  1. It’s so interesting how every person and culture is different. In Tanzania, people didn’t make eye contact. It was thought to be “rude” and aggressive. Our guide told us that she had to learn it in school for her job with tourists.

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  2. Those posturings convey openness I’m approachable a sense of equality, we are all humans of value in the things that really matter. Once a person believes that of themselves regardless of their perceived level in man’s artificial levels of economic value, only then does true mutual respect begins for who you are not what you have.

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  3. Very good points here!

    One that truly works for me is the victory pose, where I just smile and have my hands up in the air. It does fuel me with some added confidence. I do it for about 2 mins and am working on doing so on a daily basis.

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