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Friday, April 3, 2009

Body Language – The Important Part of Communication

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

The first impression you make can also be a lasting impression. Therefore you need to make sure you get that first impression right.

Having decided what you should wear and how you should look to help you to communicate a more confident image, you also need to be aware of the body language signals you are giving out.

Body language includes:
  • eye contact and eye movement
  • distance from others e.g. personal space zone
  • posture and stance
  • facial expressions
  • gestures
Non verbal signals you give out (i.e. body language signals) are said to be four and a half times more powerful than your verbal signals.

Your facial expression is at least eight times more powerful than the spoken word.

Taking time to examine your non-verbal signals, understanding and improving them, fitting them for the occasion and the person/people you are communicating with is time well spent. Also learning what to look for in others can help you understand what is being conveyed.