When meeting people for the first time our body language plays a big role in the way we communicate. We often make someone’s impression from the signs they give through their facial expressions or where their arms are positioned, and this can be a useful communication tool when meeting someone who only has a short amount of time to make an impression.
This is not only important for daily interactions, but also in the world of work and business. This is where making an impression is very important, because you are in meetings, holding important conferences and only networking in general. Your body language can make the difference between a successful business conversation and a failed one.
Your arms give a lot about your mood. When you have conversations with people, you will find someone who folds their hands seems closed to you and not confident. Having your hand in your pocket looks nervous and also disrespectful. Being very introverted makes you unapproachable and can make others unwilling to ask questions and be interested in your business.
Likewise, you will see politicians decisively use weapons to appear enthusiastic about what they say. In a business environment, it is important to achieve the right balance, and excessive hand and hand movements can be irritating.
Restlessness can show people that you are not confident in what you say or even give the impression that you are bored and not interested in what other people are discussing. This includes biting your nails and playing with your hair or stroking your collarbone, which in fact is also a sign of teasing, so be careful with that!
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