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10 Body language strategies that give you the edge!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some People have a natural ability to influence their surroundings and a charisma which seems far fetched.

We all admire such people and often wonder if we’d ever be like them!

The reality is they have consciously acquired the skills and perfected them to enhance their personality.

Here are 10 most powerful strategies that will bring you admiration and make you influential.

  1. Smile

Smile genuinely, When you smile at someone, they almost always smile in return. And, because facial expressions trigger corresponding feelings, the smile you get back actually changes that person’s emotional state in a positive way. A smile makes you approachable, attractive and trustworthy. Smile and lighten up.

2. Don’t cross your arms or legs

It might make you seem defensive or guarded.Psychologically, crossed legs or arms signal that a person is mentally, emotionally, and physically blocked off from what’s in front of them.

3.Strike a Power Pose

By  holding your body in expansive, “high-power” poses  like leaning back with hands behind the head and feet up on a desk, or standing with legs and arms stretched wide open for less than two minutes stimulates higher levels of testosterone — the hormone linked to power and dominance — and lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone.This will make you feel more confident.

4.Maintaining  positive eye contact

Eyes are said to be the “window to the soul,”.When you keep eye contact with the person you are talking to it indicates that you are focused and paying attention.To make people feel good and show your interest, you must maintain eye contact.The best way to maintain eye contact naturally is to look at the person’s whole face above the tip of their nose.

5. Use Hand Gestures

Using hand gestures while you speak helps others remember what you say. People with open hand gestures are believed to be truthful and forthcoming.Hands facing up usually invite positive responses from people which communicate effectiveness, acceptance, and trustworthiness.

6. Speak in a deeper voice

Your voice may come out in a higher pitch when you’re nervous or excited.Take a deep breath and lower your pitch.because a deeper voice is considered to have more authority and confidence.

7.Forward leaning

Leaning slightly in towards the person you’re speaking with, tells them you’re engaged and interested in the conversation.

8. Mirror the Body Language

Mirroring the opposite person’s body language can create common ground between two people. A nod or a subtle shift in posture, facial expressions, and tone of voice will make them feel easy to be with you and open up a positive conversation.

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