Image is described as “the character or reputation of a person or thing as generally perceived” in the Concise Oxford Dictionary. A first impression based on non-verbal communication goes a long way in influencing this perception. Within seconds of meeting you, based on a single observed physical trait or behavior, people will assume to know everything about you.
As I discussed in my last post, non verbal communication has more impact on our social and professional presence than verbal communications.
What these nonverbal messages “say” about you is far more powerful than the words you are saying! Your physical image communicates who you are before you even utter a word! Wow!
Our non-verbal communication impacts all our social and professional relationships. How ironic it is that most of us spend so much more time worrying about what we say rather than how we say or express it.
Learn how to master your non-verbal communication skills and you’ll increase success in various areas of your life.
Did you know that recent research has uncovered that your body language can help you become happier and more successful?
Even the good standard of “sit up straight” advice has measurable impact on your feelings, actions, and even hormones in your body.
Want to know how to “pose”? Think expansive. Open chest, shoulders and back. Raise your arms in the air, and hold it for a few seconds.
You can literally feel the power and energy!
The opposite are poses we often find ourselves doing without our conscious attention – hunched over and drawn-in, arms crossed, and slouching. These poses do not reflect confidence and professional acumen!
And they impact our image and the impression we create in the world.
So today, take a few moments throughout the day to notice your body language, and think, “open” just a little bit more, and see what happens.
To your success!