Key to Communication Part 7: 10 Body Language TipsJun 30, 2022
Key to Communication Part 7: 10 Body Language Tips is one of our quickest ways to increase comprehension and reduce pressure on your speech. Really, body language can be more powerful than speech and when you dial in on body language and dial out on pressure for speech, you will notice that your communication improves.
For interviewing, communicating with confidence is essential for sealing the deal. Let's look at ways that you can better communicate confidence using body language with Keys to Communication Part 7: 10 Body Language Tips .
1. Maintain a Wide Stance and Stand upright
Practice your posture. Bad posture does not make a good impression and can be one of the first things you notice about a person.
2. Rib Cage High Chin Down
Walk properly with your rib cage high and your chin down. This takes practice but it communicates that you are confident and demand authority.
3. Level Head
Do not move your head frequently during your conversation. This is one difference in the United States to other countries. In some cultures it is a sign of deference to move your head, for respect. In the United States, level head is best.
4. Keep Hands Visible.
Keeps your hands visible, not in pockets or behind your back. You can fold them in your lap, but do not cross your arms. Maintaining good posture and placing your hands where people can see them is a way to be inviting, without distracting.
Smile at your interviewer. Natural smile without too much effort or at inappropriate times. Smiling in the beginning sets a friendly tone.
6. Make Eye Contact
Always make eye contact. Prolonged eye contact is also not discouraged. You communicate an incredible amount using just your eyes.
7. Firm Handshake
When you meet your interviewer, start with a firm handshake. This also shows confidence and that you are ready and excited to communicate your message.
8. Reinforce communication with gestures
Use body gestures like your hands to communicate your message. Common ways are using a stop hand or come forward motion.
9. Reinforce communication with facial expressions
Nodding your head, without nodding too much, is a great way of letting your audience know you can comprehend what they are saying.
10. Watch your mouth
This is a quick tip to be careful about your mouth, if you have a dry mouth or you find yourself distracted you may make distracting motions using your mouth.
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