The 4 Ways You Can Use Body Language To Influence Success
If you see someone frowning, head bowed, shoulders slumped, it’s a fair bet they’re feeling low in confidence. But which came first: the slumped shoulders or the bad mood? Your body language doesn’t merely reflect your emotions, it’s often the cause. By learning some of the principal ways that your own posture, gestures, facial expression and even tone of voice affect your mind, you will be more aware of the factors influencing your mood, and give yourself an edge in presentations and negotiations. 1. Know the “Power Posture” Opening up your body and filling more space – known as a “power posture” – has been shown in studies to have a range of confidence-boosting effects. In a study published last year, Amy Cuddy and her colleagues at Harvard Business School showed that students gave more impressive speeches for a job interview if, beforehand, they’d spent two minutes in two power poses – one sitting, one standing. 2. 3. 4. How about you? How do you use body language when presenting?
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