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Do Good to Gain Good from God. Good afternooooooon Dear Students !

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W e l c o m e to a session on Insight into Nonverbal Communication 2nd June 18

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The Body Language Blunders

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Remember Our brain relies on snap judgements to categorize another person and predict whether they are trustworthy, threatening, competent, likeable, etc.

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Here are the top15 Body language blunders you can avoid.

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Leaning Back too much: You come off lazy or arrogant. No: 1

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Leaning forward : Can seem aggressive. Aim for a neutral posture. No: 2

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Breaking eye contact too soon : Can make you seem untrustworthy or overly nervous. Hold eye contact a hair longer, especially during a handshake. No: 3

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Nodding too much : Can make you look like a bobble head doll! Even if you agree with what’s being said, nod once and then try to remain Still. No: 4

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Chopping or pointing with your hands : Gives the feeling you are aggressive. No: 5

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Crossing your arms on your Chest : Makes you look defensive, especially when you’re answering questions. Try to keep your arms at your sides. No: 6

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fidget : Instantly sends a message on how nervous you are. Avoid it at all costs. No: 7

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Holding your hands behind your back or firmly in your pockets : Can make you look rigid and stiff. Aim for a natural, hands at your sides posture. No: 8

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Looking up or around, Touching ear, scratching : This is a natural cue that someone is lying or not being themselves. Try to hold steady eye contact. No: 9

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Staring : Can be interpreted as aggressive.   There’s a fine line between holding someone’s gaze and staring them down. No: 10

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Failing to smile : This can make people uncomfortable, and wonder if you really want to be there. Go for a genuine smile especially when meeting someone for the first time. No: 11

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Stepping back when you’re asking for a decision : Conveys fear or uncertainty. Stand your ground, or even take a slight step forward with conviction. No: 12

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Stapling your fingers or holding palms up : Looks like a begging position and conveys weakness. No: 13

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Standing with hands on hips : This is an aggressive posture, like a bird or a dog puffing themselves up to look bigger it looks you are saying – “Yes what do want” No: 14

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Checking your phone or watch Conveys your lack of interest, involvement or you want to be somewhere else. It’s also bad manners. No: 15

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So, what should you do? Aim for good posture in a neutral position, whether sitting or standing.

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The General rule Stand with your arms at your sides, and sit with them at your sides or with your hands in your lap. Pay attention so that you naturally hold eye contact. Smile, and …… be yourself.

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Practice for Perfection If you discover you have a particular problem with one or two of the gestures on the list, practice by yourself with a mirror or with a friend who can remind you every time you do it, until you become aware of the bad habit yourself.

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The art of sending positive vibes

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Hope you enjoyed the presentation. Wish you good Going ……

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A Presentation by Arun Sareen

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Also, check out my blog post ‘15 Body Language Blunders To Watch Out For’ Click Here

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About This overview was put together by Bernard Marr, Founder and CEO of the Advanced Performance Institute. Bernard Mar is a bestselling business author, keynote speaker, strategic performance consultant, and analytics, KPI & Big Data guru. Read Bernard’s blogs: LinkedIn Influencer Blog Connect with Bernard on: LinkedIn Twitter Advanced Performance Institute For more articles, white papers, case studies and much more visit the Advanced Performance Institute Knowledge Hub