What language is your body speaking?

Your body often speaks on your behalf, sometimes without you knowing what it’s saying. Studies show that your words account for only 7% of the messages you convey, the remaining 93% is non-verbal – based on what people see and hear through the tone of your voice. So in business meetings, people can see what you’re not saying. It’s important to make sure your body language matches your words if you want them to ring true.

Being aware of your body language works best if you add sincerity – avoid faking it.

Infect with passion. Exude enthusiasm and offer a welcoming face to the people you’re addressing.

What you say is not as important as how you say it. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

End meetings with solid punctuation: eye contact and firm handshake is the equivalent of a full stop.

Body language is a subtle but important form of communication.