How to present yourself: Body Language
- Eye contact
- Look directly at the person you are speaking to.
- Remain relaxed, spontaneous/normal, serious but not very intense.
- Body posture
- Face the person you are speaking to.
- Slightly lean forward toward the person.
- Maintain a relaxed attentive posture with your hands on your lap.
- Keep legs parallel or comfortably crossed.
- Avoid being rigid, tense or threatening.
- Head/facial movements.
- Occasionally nod your head using appropriate facial responses together with mirroring the person you are talking to.
How to Say it: Tone of Voice
Effective tone of voice, pleasant, interested intonation, appropriate loudness, moderate rate of speech, natural and relaxed conversation, simple and precise language, fluid speech and no to minimal use of slang.
Work on increasing your awareness for how you are experienced by others.