Body Language Tricks

What you say is only the tip of the iceberg of communication. The rest lies in your body language: how you hold yourself, your mannerisms, conduct, and even how you breathe. With a little conscious effort to improve your body language, you stand a better chance of scoring that job, that date, or simply being seen as the engaging and genuine person that you are. 

Here are some tricks that you can start implementing today to see the different in people’s perception of us :

  • Posture – Walk with your shoulders back and chin up. Stand tall. Be proud. Be super-conscious of your stance.
  • Facial Expressions – Consciously smile. This will create a warmth about you and people will want to talk to you.
  • Voice – Don’t speak too quietly. Use varied intonation to sound more engaging and dynamic.
  • Hands – Use purposeful hand movements to reinforce your points and communicate energy.
  • Eyes – Maintain direct eye contact when you introduce yourself and while the person is talking to you.
  • Walk – Walk calmly, even when you feel in a rush. Calmness communicates confidence.
  • Space – Claim as much space as possible regardless of whether you’re sitting or standing.
  • Speed – Slow down. Do everything slightly slower and deliberately than you normally would.
  • Stay Cool – Be disciplined. Stay calm and collected even when you’re flustered or someone’s winding you up.
  • Visualise – Visualise yourself doing all of these things the next time you need to come across with charisma.

Reference : https://www.think-confidence.com/confident-body-language/

24 Comments Add yours

  1. kellyanngegg says:

    Excellent tips! It’s so good to have confidence in yourself!

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes confidence is everything specially in a competitive world like ours. Studies show that your words account for only 7% of the message you convey. The remaining 93% is non-verbal. 55% of communication is based on what people see and the other 38% is transmitted through tone of voice. So think about it. In the business setting, people can see what you are not saying. If your body language doesn’t match your words, you are wasting your time. I am glad you liked the post. Thank you for stopping by.

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      1. kellyanngegg says:

        Wow, I didn’t know the actual stats on that; but it makes sense! Non-verbal communication conveys more than we realize it does!

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      2. Garima says:

        Yes completely

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  2. Gonzov krik iz getribe autizma says:

    I find that ability of the person you translate your message to is the biggest issue of the comunication. Being experienced enough to be trully able to judge the level of comprehension of the person before you is, at least for me, the most important part. Body language comes. second. Or should. We have a language to comunicate. Not to delute it with the wast array of sharading. I might be wrong here, but as Mr. Barkley said it,, I doubt it🙂

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    1. Garima says:

      Communication is not only what we say but how we say it, including body language. Someone’s words may say one thing, but their body may say something different. You may send messages with your movements and expressions without knowing it. Becoming more aware of body language can help you send the message you really want to convey and help you interpret what others are communicating to you.

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      1. Gonzov krik iz getribe autizma says:

        Yes I do agree thar non verbal comunication egzists.It’s importance as well as is the one of language is depending on the personality of the indiviual we engage. It’s egzistance is not as important as direct verbal act of comznication. Individuals saying one thing but thinking something completely different and expressing it throzgh body language are not my cup of

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      2. Garima says:

        🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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      3. Gonzov krik iz getribe autizma says:

        Tea🙂

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      4. Garima says:

        Tea ☕️

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  3. C.J. Boock says:

    Body, tone convey more than words

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes that is true. Your body speaks louder than words. A friendly gesture in one country is an insult in another. Body language is far from universal, yet that is how more than 90 percent of information is conveyed. … Fifty-one percent of participants said they focused on facial expressions more than on gestures, tone of voice and posture.

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      1. C.J. Boock says:

        Yet it is body posture, gestures and tone that are harder to control and deceive with

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      2. Garima says:

        Yes agreed

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  4. Andrea T says:

    Yes. Excellent points. Robbers and would-be attackers often prey on people whose posture and mannerisms indicate low self esteem. I you stand tall and confident you are less likely to be a victim of crime.

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    1. Garima says:

      That’s a good point Andrea. Some of the many causes of low self-esteem may include: Unhappy childhood where parents (or other significant people such as teachers) were extremely critical. Poor academic performance in school resulting in a lack of confidence. Ongoing stressful life event such as relationship breakdown or financial trouble. Whilst low self-esteem does not make up a condition alone, in combination with other symptoms it can point to conditions including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.

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  5. DELA says:

    I really enjoyed reading this! Thank you for the reminder 🙂
    Dela x

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    1. Garima says:

      Most welcome Dela. I am glad you liked the post. By mastering your own body language, you can appeal to other people’s unconscious minds, bypassing their conscious thought — or at least arriving in the unconscious before they realize it. By learning to read other people’s body language, you can know what they’re feeling or intending before they do.

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  6. Rambler says:

    I usually walk with my chin up, but I have trouble in keeping my shoulders back. I slouch a bit, and It kind of affects how I come across.

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    1. Garima says:

      Ah yes we are all guilty of slouching. Conditions such as text neck and rounded shoulders are some of the most common ways poor posture begins. Any activity that causes the body to look down and forward for long periods of time can contribute to slumped shoulders. These positions disrupt how the muscles in the neck, back, and shoulders normally function. What will help is doing some exercises which take care of the upper back & shoulder muscles. Child’s pose, Forward fold, Cat cow. Standing cat cow & Chest opener are few that you might want to try.

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      1. Rambler says:

        Thank you for your suggestions

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      2. Garima says:

        Most welcome.

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  7. I screenshotted this for future practice. Thank you

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it !!

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