Most people think that body language is all about how you sit or stand, but there’s actually a lot more to it than that.
When you understand the psychology of body language, you can use it to your advantage in all areas of your life.
In this post, we’ll discuss some of the most powerful tricks for using body language to achieve success. Keep reading to learn more!
1. If you want someone to agree with what you’re saying, nod and keep eye contact while speaking to them. Their brain will read your nodding as you agree with them, and they will most likely mimic social behavior and nod back. Just don’t go too far or you’ll come across as mad.
2. If you want to make a positive influence while shaking hands with someone make sure your hands aren’t cold. Warm hands have been demonstrated to leave a beneficial influence on the recipient, chilling blocks of ice less so.
3. The one thing that you should know about people is what color their eyes are. You might not use this information unless it’s to write them a poem, but I’m telling you – the optimum amount of eye contact can make all the difference in whether or not someone feels friendly and confident around you.
4. People always remember the first and last thing that happened, but the midway fades into obscurity. So, when scheduling an interview, attempt to be the first or last person through the door.
5. People’s feet can often reveal what they’re thinking. For example, if you approach two people who are talking and they turn their torsos to you but not their feet, they would prefer that you leave them alone Similarly, if you’re talking to someone and their feet are pointed away from you, they’re trying to get away from you.
6. When a gathering of people laughs, each person naturally looks towards the person with whom they feel the most comfortable. This is an excellent method for determining who is secretly sleeping together at work.
7. If you know someone is going to take a go at you in a meeting, purposely sit right next to them. Because of the proximity and mirrored direction of your bodies, they will feel less comfortable being violent, and you will have an easier time of it.
8. Mirroring people’s body language when you interact with them is a useful way of building trust. Just don’t be too obvious about it
9. A warm handshake is significantly more appealing to people than a chilly one. The takeaway here? Purchase some gloves.
10. Finally, nothing matters more to people than their self-image. Determine how individuals like to think of themselves and use that to your advantage by challenging or reinforcing it. As with all of these, please use responsibly.
So, there you have it! A few simple ways to increase your confidence – both on and off the stage. Remember, practice makes perfect; so start working on your delivery today. And don’t forget to share this post with your friends – who knows, they might need it next time they have to give a presentation.