It is often observed that in face-to-face and in body-to-body communications, the words we speak actually account for less than 10% of the message that we convey but the body language accounts for more than half of our message.
It’s simple to start using body language to improve your day-to-day interactions and improve your quality of life. After all, effective communication is a crucial factor in any close relationship.
The way we talk, walk, sit and stand all say something about us, and whatever is happening on the inside can be reflected on the outside.
There are times when we send mixed messages, we say one thing yet our body language reveals something different. This non-verbal language will affect how we act and react to others, and how they react to us.
Eye contact establishes understanding, helps to convince that you’re trustworthy, and displays interest. During a conversation or presentation, it is important to look into the other person’s eyes if possible and maintain contact for a reasonable amount of time.
Concentrate on your arms while talking to someone. Arms placed behind you can look royal and distant while it will give a threatening look if your arms crossed over your chest.
To look comfortable and confident, just keep your arms relaxed and open in fact lacing your fingers together will make you feel good.
When asserting your side of an argument or discussion, stand your ground literally. For an extra boost, place your hands on your hips. This is a traditional position of power.
Constantly transferring your weight from one foot to the other or rocking forward and backward is a comforting movement that indicates you are anxious or upset.
The highest positive emotional gesture and according Michael Lewis, to People who smile without actually feeling happy can make themselves feel a lot happier.
Give it a try to smile in the restroom or in another quiet place before a difficult conversation, job interview or meeting. It might just make you more successful.
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