Do you want to be a leader?
Do you want to have a positive impact in your workplace and start your journey to success?
We know the answer is yes!
Being a successful businesswoman in today’s competitive society means not only being bold with your words, but also with your body.
We are all aware of the impact your physical actions can have on others, so let’s use them to our advantage!
If used correctly, body language can be your key to success and is a valuable tool for becoming integrated and involved in your workplace.
By establishing some badass powerful body poses us ladies can develop crucial business relationships and ultimately improve our productivity. When you’ve mastered the moves, you can create impact and influence others, eventually building a strong bond between you and your team members.
At the end of the day, your words and what you say is only part of the message.
You could be saying only one or two words but giving off thousands of non-verbal cues at the same time without even realising.
But how can we achieve this, we hear you asking. What can we do to avoid those awkward and nervous interactions, and make sure we come across as the confident unstoppable women we are?
Here are a few of our best tips to make body language work for you and help you convey your message in the best way possible.
1. 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹, 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘂𝗽 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲
Proper posture will make you stand out from your other co-workers. Not only does it help you appear self-assured and collected but has the added benefit of not leaving you with crippling back pain for the rest of your life. Ouch!
2. 𝗧𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴
It may seem strange but thinking back to a previous success you’ve had in life and reminding yourself of how you felt, looked and sounded, can help recall genuine emotions. Use this to motivate yourself and keep those successes coming!
3. 𝗠𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗲𝘆𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁
This is one of the best ways to give people assurance that you are taking in what they’re saying. It dispels any hints of shyness and distraction while creating a focused environment, so keep your eyes off your colleague’s lunch!
Any human brain loves a happy face. Greeting people with a genuine smile makes yourself memorable, and establishes you as a friendly, approachable and trustworthy individual. As much as a smile can improve relationships, remember a fake smile can do the exact opposite.
5. 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗸𝗲
As simple as it is, a handshake can tell a lot about the character of a person.
A strong firm grip can gain you instant credibility. So, ladies let’s avoid the dead-fishers and bone-crushers please. Don’t overthink it, firm palm to palm contact matching the pressure of the other can be perfect, successfully getting the message across that of course you are the perfect candidate. It’s also been proven that women judge more from a handshake than our male counterparts, no pressure ladies!
We hope these tips will help you to become the most confident version of yourself, stand up to the bullies and empower everyone else around you.
Mastering the art of body language will push you further and further along the road to success.