The Standing Tall Blog

Research shows that we judge leaders not on how they perform, but on how they look. This is even more signficant when you consider that other people form an impression of you within 7 seconds of meeting you and that is generally the impression they will take away with them. Non-verbal communication is an elaborate code written nowhere yet understood by everyone. So what you do with those 7 seconds may provide the single most powerful impression you’ll make.

It’s not how you feel that is important, it’s how the person watching you thinks you feel.

This is a common problem with body language: often your non-verbal signals don’t convey what you intended them to. You may be slouching because you’re tired, but others might read it as a sign of disinterest. You may be more comfortable standing with your arms folded across your chest , but  others will see…

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