In a meeting? Here’s how to make a horrible impression
SEE ALSO :Why your dream is in your handsSmiling generally makes people feel more at ease. Allow yourself to smile if the person with whom you are speaking smiles, or if the context of the conversation allows. It does not have to be awkward or continuous; a slight upward curve of the lips should suffice as long as it looks genuine. Practise smiling even when speaking on the phone with someone. Although they cannot see you, your body language transfers to your voice and it is likely the other person will feel the positive difference in your tone. 4. Invading personal space Standing too close to someone can make them very uncomfortable and ultimately suggests that you have no understanding of personal space. Maintain appropriate distance when conversing with colleagues and acquaintances. 5. Contradicting verbal and non-verbal messages
SEE ALSO :How to be a happy millionairePeople believe your body language over your words, so even if you don’t intend to send the wrong message, you just might. Your body language should match your words. For example, if you are praising someone for doing a good job, do not frown, roll your eyes, cross your arms or sound unimpressed about it. Your face, gestures and voice should also show that you are happy with their work. Source: The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work by Carol Kinsey Goman.
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