You don’t speak with your mouth: you speak with your body, too.

Or rather: your body speaks for you. Your body’s movements and positions express your thoughts and feelings. Your facial expressions communicate information. Also, body positions affect attitude.This happens silently and often mechanically.

Body language does not have a real grammar. The first step is to become aware of it. For this to happen, you have to practice. Here are some tips:

  1. Do not gesture above your shoulders.
  2. Talk more with your hands.
  3. Watch your eyes (eye contact is important).

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Image: FlickrFrancesca Solaro (CC BY-NC 2.0)