Updated: Jul 4
“A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind” – Morihei Ueshiba
In our experience, keeping a good posture is supportive for both a healthy back and for your strong, confident image. Famous actors, speakers, and teachers have agreed. Here are a few tips to help you maintain confidence and positive body language:
Sit up straight, cross your legs at the ankles, lean forward slightly, and don’t tap your feet. Stand straight, chin up don't slouch and keep your feet still. Shoulders should be relaxed, and arms at your side.
Do not break eye contact, engage in shifty eyes, or staring.
Always use your right hand to give a good handshake.The handshake should be firm, but not too intense of a squeeze.
When you speak, do not chop and point. Do not speak with crossed arms or put your hand behind your back. Occasionally nod your head to show that you are listening and understand what the other person is saying.
Your expressions are also important. No yawning! Do not scratch your head, play with your hair, look at your watch, or engage in other such signs that signal that you are no longer interested in making the conversation over.
What do you do to remind yourself and your clients to stand up straight?
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