Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Some body language poses to avoid
Bernard Marr is a business strategy guy. Writing in Forbes, he has some body poses you may want to watch out for--in others--and avoid in yourself.
Leaning back too much. You look lazy and/or arrogant.
Leaning forward--too aggressive.
Breaking eye contact to soon--makes you look untrustworthy.
Nodding too much--makes you look like a bobblehead.
Crossing your arms--defensive.
Looking up or around--make you look like a liar or fake. Looking left means lying, some say.
Staring--aggressive or serial killer.
Steepling fingers or holding palms up--begging.
Checking phone or watch--we all know that one--bored, looking for someone better to talk to. Washington DC version: Looking over the listener's shoulder for someone more famous.
So what should you do? Beats me.