Body language speaks volumes about who you are and what you are thinking. Poorly communicated body language can occasionally undermine your message, your presence, and how you are perceived by clients, colleagues, and even your boss. The good news is you already speak body language. But do you speak it well?
If not, how do you improve your body language?
You can’t watch yourself, so watch others. Becoming more aware of the signals others are sending will help you become more aware of your own body language. Sitting alone in a restaurant, an airport, or even at your local Starbucks, you have a great opportunity to sit back and watch other people’s body language.
If you are watching more than one person, try figure out their relationship – first date? married? colleagues? What are they talking about? Are they mad? Happy?
Watch people in line for coffee. What do they do for a living? Are they in a hurry? Are they confident? Nervous? You will answer these questions by reading body language.
So sit back and enjoy the view. What you learn about body language may help your presence, your image, and your career.