10 ways to improve your body language to increase your chances of landing that dream job, gaining a promotion or securing a sale

10 ways to improve your body language to increase your chances of landing that dream job, gaining a promotion or securing a sale

60-90% of our communication is non-verbal however millions of people don’t think about this for interviews, meetings, presentations etc.

If you sell for a living then these tips can also really help you financially

Here are a few ways to improve your body language to improve your credibility:

  • Align your body with the person you’re talking with
  • A straight back, relaxed shoulders and a slight lean towards the person
  • Arms never crossed (it subconsciously shows you’re hugging yourself for support)
  • Use your hands to gesture when you speak, it improves your credibility
  • A firm dry handshake, if you suffer from sweaty/clammy hands ensure you relax/pat dry

Just a quick awesome video to keep you engaged on the page

View post on imgur.com

  • A gentle nod when the other person is speaking shows you’re listening (ensure you’re actually listening)
  • Eye contact when speaking and listening but ensure you pause this when thinking of your next answer otherwise it can be creepy
  • Slow your speech down by half – especially when we’re nervous we all speed up our speech. Keep reminding yourself (in your head) to slow it down. Take deeper breaths than normal to help slow this process.
  • Act on others body language – if you sense they’re wanting to finish the meeting etc then act on that
  • Taking notes during meetings will show you’re serious & engaged however it’s extremely important that you make as much eye contact as possible between writing
  • One more for luck > Watch your ‘ums’ and ‘ahs’ – these are EXTREMELY off putting, especially for someone doing interviews

 

2 comments

Leave a Facebook comment


More 10ways.com posts:


Important things to remember with everything we post:

  • If you earn over your personal allowance (currently £12,500 a year) HMRC need to get their % cut (even if the money is in cash or from another country)
  • If you’re working for yourself / earning an income on the side you need to let HMRC know – There are numerous benefits but also some drawbacks
  • You need to always ensure whatever you’re doing is legal and not hurting anyone else – be careful and always think twice
  • Some income streams may require you to have DBS check, licence, insurance or qualifications before you can start to profit from it, do your research.
  • Be careful that any additional income doesn’t compromise your studies or main income/job
  • If you work for a company check your contract, if you don’t inform them you’re working on other side projects outside of work they may have grounds to ownership on this work

Most popular posts

More 10ways posts:

Legendary Deals: