In previous posts we have highlighted the importance of taking control of your body language in business. Controlling and being aware of what kind of messages your body is saying to people about you is an extremely valuable skill to learn and explore further.
Our body is a mirror to our emotions and thoughts, and often than not it betray us and tells others things that we do not wish to share out loud.
The skill of controlling and reading the body language is a very powerful and useful tool. It can give you the ability to change any circumstance to your advantage. Often one clever move can change things for your own side. The secret here is reading what is going around you correctly can be beneficial to your main purpose and get your closer to achieving your aim.
GOOD OBSERVER is what you need to become. Paying attention to people’s body movement and becoming sensitive to their emotions, then no doubt you will be able to predict what those around you are thinking and therefore, change your tactics in order to get your way.
Here are some of things to watch in people, and would love to hear how you are doing!!!
· Hiding their palms away
· Their body expression stiff and limited with few movements of the arms
· Avoiding straight eye contact
· Touching their face, cheeks and nose can also be a sign of them hiding something or not telling the full truth
· Avoid touching their chest with open palm
Someone uninterested in what you say
· Lowering their head is a negative signal that communicates acceptance of defeat
· Too much nodding indicates that the listener has lost interest, is not listening and is simply nodding to be polite
· Someone may touch slightly their nose if they are doubtful about what is being said or if they are rejecting an idea
Interested in what you say
· A tilted head symbolises interest in someone or something
· The occasional nod from a listener to speaker is a positive message, it’s an indication that they are listening and are interested
· Touching and tugging an ear indicates indecision, although it’s also sometimes done when a person is being untruthful
· Placing the hand on the cheek when they are thinking or evaluating
· A person stroking their chin is evaluating or making a decision
Fake and genuine smile
· A genuine smile engages the whole face (including the eyes) and it is usually larger on the right side
· A false smile will often only engage the lips, and will fairly symmetrical or larger on the left side
Uneasy or aggressive
· Fondling or patting down the hair demonstrates insecurity and a lack of self-confidence
· Projecting the chin towards another person demonstrates defiance or aggression
· Clearing the throat or swallowing air is a sign of anxiety
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