4 Body Language Mistakes To Avoid At

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Your body language can say so much about what type of employee you are.  Here are 4 common body language mistakes employees make and tips on how to improve them.

Weak Handshake

  • Handshakes matter because they often serve as the “first impression”. Having a weak handshake sends the vibe that you are shy and lack confidence.

Tips:

  • Start by having great posture, a firm grip and look them in the eyes.

Not Smiling

  • A happy worker is a productive worker, if you are unhappy and not smiling at work your coworkers will notice.

  • Your manager may notice too since unhappy translates to unproductive in the work space.

Tips:

  • Smiling shows you are a pleasant person with confidence.

  • Coworkers, managers, candidates all want to work with positive people.

  • Even a forced smile can reduce stress and make you happier.

Not Making Eye Contact

  • Closing your eyes when speaking to someone sends the vibe that you’re bored not interested in the conversation, feeling superior.

Tips:

  • Eye contact makes you feel connected and builds trust.

  • If someone is speaking to you directly you should always look them directly in the eyes.

  • Avoid- Checking your phone or computer screen when being spoken too.

Slouching

  • Bad posture sends the vibe that you’re lazy/lacking energy.

Tips:

  • Having good posture makes you appear more confident.

  • Studies show that having good posture also makes you feel more powerful.

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