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Do you look positive?

Good postures and body language to look positive

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Your signature in physical space

Your posture is like your signature in physical space. When you meet someone for the first time, it takes that person 3 to 7 seconds to make his/her judgment about you. The way you hold yourself and move about is a physical expression of your individuality and your personality.

Ways to look positive

Start with a smile. Smiling indicates happiness and a friendly attitude. Smiling indicates we want to communicate with someone. A genuine smile involves the whole face including the eyes. The smile is usually reciprocated and indicates openness to communication.

Shake hands
by holding the person's hand firmly, shake web-to-web, three times maximum, maintain constant eye contact, radiate positive aura.

Make eye contact by looking someone in the eye as you meet and talk with him/her also shows you are paying attention. Listening is the most important human relations skill and good eye contact plays a large part in conveying our interest in others.

Sit in a suitable chair.
The seat should be of such a height that the knee joint forms a right angle when the feet are resting on the floor. The back of the chair should conform to the shape of the spine and be firm enough to support the spine. Practice sitting down and rising up in one flowing movement, rather than in a series of awkward jerks

No-No Postures: Slouching gives the impression that you have something to hide. Throw your shoulders back to get a confident stride. No slumping of the shoulders, keep good posture to have a graceful walk. Tuck in your tummy, because a bulging stomach is a feature of an unattractive posture.

No-No Gestures:
Stroking chin, looking down, narrowing of eyes, blinking often, standing too close, face turned away, biting nails, rubbing hands, crossing of arms, pulling or tugging at ear, prolonged tilted head, wiping sweat, pinching bridge of nose, eyes closed, tapping or drumming fingers, steepling fingers are a big you may indicate negative traits like being impatient, indecisive, aggressive, apprehensive, authoritative, bored, insecure or in lack of confidence.

Success favors the positive, so go ahead and practice.

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Watch the Video: Improve your Posture !

Video: Posture Confidence

SOFTEN your stance

"Use (positive) non-verbal communication to SOFTEN
the hard-line position of others:
S = Smile; O = Open Posture; F = Forward Lean;
T = Touch; E = Eye Contact N = Nod.”

-- Unknown

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