Enhanced emotional intelligence is a must for those who want to excel in the era of Zoom/remote work. Here are several tips to step up your non-verbal/body language skills.
These tips stem from my experiences in 10 years of digital sales, with supplemental knowledge from my recent work transitioning into career coaching.
5 Non verbal communication examples
1. Hand/fingers holding throat
Negative sign. May means: I’m preventing myself from speaking (but may want to)
2. Eyes looking down/around
Negative sign. May mean: I’m uncomfortable/nervous/ashamed
3. Limbs wrapped inward/body closed
Negative sign. Means: I’m mentally closed off (or uncomfortable)
4. Jiggling body parts
Neutral sign. Means: I have excited/nervous energy (or am tired)
5. Hands crossed over mouth
Negative/neutral sign. Indicates: calculating/shrewd thinking
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If this subject has piqued your interest, I bet you’ll get a kick out of watching the below video on reading body language by Chris Voss — FBI hostage negotiator.