Infographic: The best body language for business situations

Have you ever considered that your body language could help you snag a raise, win a new client or customer, or peacefully disagree with an adamant colleague? Here’s how it works.

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When someone first meets you, it only takes 7 seconds for that person to make a judgment about you.

That gives new meaning to the adage, “You only get one chance to make a first impression,” doesn’t it?

While what we say in certain situations is clearly important, body language plays a less obvious, yet critical role. The gestures and movements you make can encourage new clients or customers to trust you, help you emphasize certain points in a presentation, or show your boss you’re on the same page.

An infographic from Gengo discusses the importance of body language and explains what your movements should be in certain business situations to achieve success. Take a look:

Situation: Presenting a pitch

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