As famed dancer and choreographer Martha Graham one said, “The body never lies.” And it turns out that this is as true in an office or boardroom as it is on a stage or dance floor.
Whether you realize it or not, your posture, your mannerisms, even how close you stand to someone can communicate something to the people around you. And yet, many of us don’t give a second thought to what our bodies are doing when we communicate — we’re too focused on what we’re saying.
But as an observer, you’ve likely noticed that when someone is saying one thing, but their body language seems to be saying another (e.g., when your boss says “that’s a great idea!” while sporting a frown and a furrowed brow) there’s often a breakdown in communication. To help you avoid such communication breakdowns, the team at Ethos3 put together the infographic below. Check out their 33 tips for mastering nonverbal communication.
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