Importance of Body Language in Business

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Communicating effectively in business situations can be tricky, it’s hard enough making sure that the words that are coming out of your mouth are clear, concise and communicate the message you want to get across – but your body can actually speak louder than your mouth, even when you don’t want it to. This infographic, put together by Gengo, takes an interesting look at ten different scenarios where body language is key for effective, authoritative communication in a business setting that will help persuade whoever you are talking to.

Humans can produce over 5,000 distinct gesures with their hands, over a quarter million expressions with their face, and take on over 1000 different types of postures. Every single combination can result in people perceiving you differently. It’s time to take notice of our body language and start communicating effectively in the work place.

It doesn’t matter if you are conversing with a subordinate, peer, a superior, client, or a vendor – your body language is always going to come into play in social interactions around the office. So take heed from this lovely infographic from Gengo, and start communicating effectively with your body language in the work place.

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