“Makesyou look defensive, especiallywhen
you’reansweringquestions. Tryto keep your
arms at yoursides”.
Holding yourhands behindyourback
(or firmlyin yourpockets:)
“Can look rigidand stiff. Aimfora natural,
hand at yoursidesposture”.
Standing with hands on hips:
“Is anaggressiveposture. Likea birdor a dog
puffingthemselvesup to look bigger”.
“Can beinterpretedas aggressive.
Thereis a fine linebetweenholding
someone’sgazeand staring themdown”.
“Can makepeopleuncomfortable, and wonder
ifyou reallywant to bethere. Go fora genuine
Steppingback whenyou’reaskingfora decision:
“Conveysfearor uncertainty. Stand yourground,
or even takea slightstep forwardwith conviction”.
“Saysyou want to besomewhereelse.
Plus it’sjustbad manners”.
neutralposition, whethersittingor standing”.
Stand with yourarms at yoursides, and sit
with themat yoursidesor with yourhands
Payattention, sothatyou naturallyhold
eyecontact, smileand beyourself”.
Andre J. VonkMBA
If you discover you have a particular problem
with one or more of the tips on the list, practice
by yourself with a mirror or with a friend who
can remind you every time you do it, untill you
become aware of the bad habit yourself.