Wednesday, August 24, 2016

10 Body Language Tips to Make You Be More Likeable

From JD Journal (here):

  1. Stand up tall, as though the top of your head is being pulled up by a string, but relax your shoulders.
  2. Stand with your feet as wide as your hips. Standing with your feet too wide may make you appear cocky, while standing with your feet together implies hesitation or shyness.
  3. Pull your shoulders back slightly, but don’t puff out your chest. You want to appear relaxed, but not imposing.
  4. Keep your core tight to help both your posture and your gracefulness while moving.
  5. Smile when you enter a room, as though you’re really happy to be there.
  6. Make eye contact and don’t break it quickly. We all have a tendency to look away after making eye contact, but holding it for longer can make you appear more relaxed and confident.
  7. Use a firm handshake but don’t use excessive pressure. If someone else is giving a weak handshake, don’t squeeze too hard.
  8. Open your stance towards the person you’re talking to and angle yourself towards them. This shows you’re giving them your full attention.
  9. Don’t lean on or against the wall or other objects.
  10. Mirror the other person’s posture and movements. Did they smile? Smile back. Pick up their coffee? Do the same. Just don’t be obvious or they might start to consciously notice.

(ljs)

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