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4 Sep, 2014

Six ways to fine-tune your body language — Sydney Morning Herald

It’s not just first impressions that count. Your everyday body language can be what determines whether people like or trust you – and ultimately whether they want to do business with you.

If someone has already made up his or her mind about you it can be very difficult to change, so making sure your body language is working for, rather than against, you is crucial. This applies whether you are asking for a raise, meeting a potential new client, and especially when applying for a new job or role.

Judy Sahay, director with digital media agency Crowd Media HQ says there are plenty of do’s and don’ts around body language when it comes to securing new business. “Conducting yourself in a business meeting can be nerve-racking in ordinary circumstances, but is particularly daunting when attempting to make a positive first impression and secure a new client or a raise,” she says.

Here are six do’s and don’ts of ensuring your body language works in your favour.

Read the rest: What does your body language say?.