Fifteen Body Language Mistakes To Avoid In Public

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Everyone knows when someone seems effortlessly confident and charismatic. Ninety-percent of communication is verbal, and whether you want to make a good impression at the interview, or when making friends in a new peer group, look out for these body language mistakes. Do you do any of these? If so, you might want to change your behavioral habits, so you can stand out head and shoulders above the crowd.

Stand up straight

Good posture. Source – outlawmama.com

Slouching is one of the most common body-language mistakes. With so many of working hunched over computer screens, this can easily become our default setting. The problem is it screams a lack of confidence, even if you feel on your A-game. Try pushing out your chest and pushing back your shoulders.

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“Smiling automatically breaks rapport”: No! It’s just the opposite: smiling *creates* rapport. Be sure to smile a lot! (But not so much that you seem unhinged, as you’ll scare the other person off.

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90% of communication is NON verbal. Which is lucky for whomever wrote this article.