Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What does your body language reveal? Tips to build your self-confidence

When you walk in a room do you "own it?"

Your body language should be one that sends out a message that says you're confident and trustworthy.

Janine Driver is the author of You Can't Lie To Me. She's also president of the Body Language Institute. On a recent visit to The Today Show, she gave her tips on how to make your body language translate into a person in control.

Body language to boost your self-esteem

  • When you grab your chin you're about to win.
  • Don't hide your thumbs in your pockets. Driver claims when you hide your thumbs you need reassurance.
  • Freeze the fidgeting. Don't be shaking your leg or constantly moving around in your chair.  On a job interview or first date can it can reveal anxiety.
  • Walk the talk. Have a bigger step. Wide steps reveal tranquility and confidence.
  • Pat on the back is back.

Here's more from Driver and other body language tips.

Rebecca Aguilar is the founder of Wise Latinas Linked. She was awarded LATISM's Social Network Leader award in 2011 and 2013. She's a journalist, television commentator, blogger, social media manager and public speaker.

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